Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN - 09/30/2005
There is a closet in a classroom with possible microbial growth and needed it checked immediately. This is a day care facility and the staff was concerned for the children.
This was an interesting job. The moisture source could not be traced initially. This closet was in behind the entry door, with no known moisture sources in the area. The closet used to be an old coat closet and was converted to a storage closet when shelves were added over the old wall paper that definitely had microbial growth. Once the shelves were pulled, it was obvious that whomever installed the shelves nailed a ledger board into the ductwork that went up inside the wall to the second floor. When the cold air crossed the nails and the nail heads in the closet were warm, they condensate onto the old wall paper and with no air flow or light it was a great place for mold to manifest.
Confirmation from the Lab that remediation was successful, no elevated levels and no toxic molds exist.