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Health Concerns due to Hidden Mold

The professionals at Clark Seif Clark provide indoor air quality (IAQ) services to identify hidden mold and other potential health concerns.


When someone walks into a home or building and notices a strong musty odor, this telltale clue may indicate there is microbial growth somewhere in the structure.  The building may have visible mold growth, but many times the mold may be growing out of sight.  In other circumstances, there may be little to no odor, but people are complaining of health issues following a known water damaging event.
When mold is growing out of sight, it can be a challenge to identify the source and cause of its growth.  Mold can begin to grow indoors in as short as 24 to 48 hours after there has been a water damaging event or elevated levels of humidity.
Mold may be hidden in places such as behind dry wall, wallpaper and paneling, or it may be located above the top side of ceiling tiles or under carpets and carpet pads. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes due to leaking or condensing pipes, the surface of walls behind furniture where condensation may form, inside ductwork, in roof materials above ceiling tiles caused by roof leaks or insufficient insulation and numerous other places throughout a structure.
“When elevated levels of mold are found indoors they can cause allergies, trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals and even lead to infections in some people,” reported Franco Seif, President of Clark Seif Clark (CSC).  “Investigating hidden mold problems can be a challenge and requires caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth because if done incorrectly, it can actually make a situation worse. People who think they may have a hidden mold problem should consider hiring an experienced professional who specializes in these types of investigations.  At CSC, our experts have been providing these types of specialized investigations and consulting services for over 17 years.”
Clark Seif Clark recently sponsored an online video about hidden mold in homes and buildings that can be seen at:
To learn more about how CSC can help with indoor air quality, mold and other indoor environmental issues, please visit, email or call (800) 807-1118. 
About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address environmental, IAQ, and health and safety (EH&S) issues.  CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.


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