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Mold on your insulation

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a piece of Icynene foam insulation with mold on it Suspicious microbial growth on Icynene foam.

Recently here at SERVPRO of Ocala we were invited to do an inspection for suspected water damage in a tub/shower combination by a local home owner. During our visit the home owner also mentioned that he thought that he had mold in his attic on the Icynene foam insulation. Indeed on inspection of the attic we did observe a dark substance on the surface of the insulation.

The factors that can encourage mold growth on or in Foam insulation are:

1. There is moisture present in or on the insulating material.

2. There are air leaks in the spray foam insulation, air leaks through such openings may bring moisture as well as organic dust that invite mold growth.

3. There is organic material, possibly simple house dust (dominated by fabric fibers and skin cells) on the surface of the insulation.

4. There is another, more significant mold reservoir.

SERVPRO of Ocala here for all of your water, fire, or mold needs. Give us a call at 352.732.6630

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