Whoops! Moldy Cork Floor
Our goal as restoration companies is to save as many materials as possible, try to be less invasive, and do things at the lowest cost possible and still achieve the necessary results. Another Restoration company tried to save and dry out this cork floor about 3 months ago. Without close examination the floor does look fine, but as you can see some of the individual cork tiles are swollen or bulged. And even though it’s been 3 months, some of the tiles close to the wall still have an elevated moisture content. If you don’t dry materials quickly enough there is the possibility of mold growth. We already have air sample test results from this room that show significantly elevated levels of mold spores. The only logical source for the mold is the cork floor. The other Restoration company made a bad call did a poor job with trying to save the cork floor, didn’t recognize or realize when it was not savable and now there’s mold that needs to be remediated.