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.”