Water Intrusion and Mold Assessment
Procedures for Handling Water/Moisture Intrusion & Microbial Remediation Protocol
Instances of water/moisture intrusion and/or microbial growth are governed by University of California, Irvine, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) programs – Procedures for Handling Water/Moisture Intrusion and Microbial Remediation Protocol.
Water/moisture damage occurring inside a building/structure can be very disruptive and costly to occupants and building/structure owners. Expedient and thorough reaction is critical in minimizing undesirable consequences such as mold growth/contamination, bacterial growth/contamination, and associated odor problems.
The purpose of these two programs is to provide direction and procedures for Project Support Personnel to follow and reference in addressing water/moisture intrusion events inside buildings/structures, as well as for those who remediate microbial growth. Specifically, the guidance documents:
- Promote prompt campus response and reaction to instances/issues of water/moisture intrusion and/or microbial growth;
- Provide for a consistent and systematic approach;
- Ensure such response(s) is/are in accordance with applicable regulations and professional guidelines;
- Help to minimize the resultant effects of water/moisture damage and/or microbial growth to buildings/structures, buildings’/structures’ construction/finish materials, and buildings’/structures’ occupants; and
- Establish processes by which water/moisture and microbial growth are combated.
Submit concerns regarding water/moisture intrusion and/or microbial growth contamination to “Report a Safety Concern.”