Emergency Mold Testing In Provo For Legal Action
Emergency mold testing for legal action was what was requested by the home owner, but that was based on their emotional reactions, incorrect assumptions and an inaccurate assessment. Originally the customer only wanted mold testing, on the advice of an attorney, to help to document their legal action. They had taken up the floor in a cultured marble shower and found mold in the shower pan. Their assumption was that the shower pan had failed, and they were anticipating legal action against the builder of the home and the plumber. If all we do is sampling, the only thing we can comment on is the sample results. They showed me the bathroom and I urged them to allow me to do an inspection. I removed some additional materials to be able to lift and inspect under the shower pan. There was no moisture, no staining and no mold. The shower pan worked properly and had not failed. What mold was present was inside the shower pan on inorganic materials, the shower pan had worked properly. Shower pans are supposed to catch moisture that might make it under the floor. The shower floor may have been installed poorly, and the caulking may not have been maintained over the last 6 years, which could have allowed more moisture under the floor; but those are separate issues. The maintenance of the caulking would be the homeowners responsibility. For the modest amount of mold that was remaining inside the shower pan I did not see a benefit for mold air sampling. I gave them instructions for removal and cleaning inside the pan and additional cleaning in the room. I urged them to save the money they were going to spend on mold air sampling and on the attorney and put it towards redoing their shower.