To understand what types of mold and potentially hazardous pathogens may have been growing in the interiors of the units, we engaged with a specially licensed contractor to undertake a series of air quality and surface swabs of both the interior and exterior of select units. This testing, in conjunction with the moisture survey results, helped us determine how much mitigation demolition needed to be done to make the unit safe. You can read the Hygenist's Report Here
. The report reveals significant levels of several dangerous pathogens and specifically names Stachybotrys, commonly referred to as Black Mold, which is known to be extremely hazardous to human respiratory function, especially to folks who exhibit sensitivity to airborne allergens. Control tests were performed on the exterior of the units and revealed no level of these pathogens on the exterior- only in the interior. The results of the mold and moisture testing have demonstrated that demolition and removal of all porous materials touched by the highly contaminated Category 3 Storm Water is required.