Tile flooring and mold

If you have ceramic tile flooring in your house, chances are it is in a room with plumbing. The majority of the residential tile flooring installed  are either in the kitchen or a bathroom. Tile flooring  is a great choice- it can last for a long time with little wear. However, tile flooring can also hide mold damage and rot beneath it. There are new backer boards that are being used that are made of compressed paper as opposed to the traditional backer board made of  light concrete. These backer boards are the perfect food for mold to grow on. Mold needs digestible cellulose- this composite material is almost completely made of cellulose products. If you have tile flooring make sure it is sealed and all the perimeter joints are caulked. If you tile floor ever gets wet from a pipe burst or a slow leak, remove the tile quickly. The last thing you want is to have the tile flooring holding moisture on the backer board and grow mold. RCS can measure the moisture content of tile flooring and possibly determine if you have a hidden mold situation.

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