One of the most important aspects of any IAQ improvement effort such as mold remediation is to identify the root cause that contributed to a current problem. If this step is missed or neglected, no client will be happy for long because the unfavorable conditions will eventually return. In some cases it may seem possible to skip the root cause analysis and patch up the symptoms (such as high bacterial/fungal counts) by means of disinfectants (see Continuous air-disinfection), but the pros and cons have to be weighed up very carefully: normally this would only be recommended as interim solution.
The root cause analysis must be performed by experts such as our team at GLWC who have a thorough understanding of a wide range of topics including:
- the physics of relative humidity in air
- building materials and typical building “mistakes”
- air-con system operation, maintenance and design
- human behavioral patterns
- climatic conditions
- and many more practical considerations…
If you think your facility may require help from IAQ experts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.