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1 Mold in the Environment
2 Magnified Mold
3 Moisture and Moisture Damage
4 Prevention
5 Mold in Buildings
6 Finding Mold and Moisture
7 Cleaning, Remediation
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The image library contains mold-related images in seven categories. There are also animated images that you can choose to view and download. Each photo has a larger, higher resolution version. To download a higher resolution version of a photo, click on the thumbnail. When the window opens, right click and choose whether you want to copy or print the photo. If copying, paste the photo into a photo-editor program or presentation.

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Gallery 6: Finding Mold and Moisture

Mold (and dirt) beneath refrigerator due to chronic drip-pan overflows.

Mold (and dirt) beneath refrigerator due to chronic drip-pan overflows. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on a vacuum cleaner stored in a damp basement.

Mold on a vacuum cleaner stored in a damp basement. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture meter and moldy roof sheathing.

Moisture meter and moldy roof sheathing. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Measuring moisture levels of a subfloor.

Measuring moisture levels of a sub floor. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moldy bedroom closet.

Moldy bedroom closet. Water condensed from the air onto the gypsum board. The wall is cool enough for condensation because there is a hole in the insulation and it is cold outdoors. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture meter, showing high moisture content in gypsum board behind tile.

Moisture meter, showing high moisture content in gypsum board behind tile. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold growth under ceramic tiles in a bathroom.

Mold growth under ceramic tiles in a bathroom. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Mushrooms growing at the base of and behind the baseboard below a water leak in a bathroom.

Mushrooms growing at the base of and behind the baseboard below a water leak in a bathroom. The baseboard has been removed; the puckers in the paint are due to water damage. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Most mold is found by simply looking.

Most mold is found by simply looking. Mold beneath corkboard. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold inside a wall.

Mold inside a wall. This photo shows an interior wall with the lower portion of the drywall removed on one side; there is mold on the backside of the drywall caused by water leak. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Opening a wall with a utility knife to minimize disturbance to mold in the wall cavity.

Opening a wall with a utility knife to minimize disturbance to mold in the wall cavity.

Inside of wall from above, moldy gypsum board, insulation.

Inside of wall from above, moldy gypsum board, insulation. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Looking for mold in wall cavities by removing a section of drywall.

Looking for mold in wall cavities by removing a section of drywall. (photo, John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Clear plastic tape is used to collect a sample.

Clear plastic tape is used to collect a sample. The sample is analyzed with a microscope to determine whether the substance is mold or soot. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Bulk samples can be examined using reflective light microscopes

Bulk samples can be examined using reflective light microscopes, such as stereo microscopes or this EPI microscope. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

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