The First Mold Inspector
In 1440 B.C. Bye Bye Mold ™ was not yet conceived, but if
we had been around then we'd like to think that we'd have
carefully studied the verses below that are now part of the
book of Leviticus from The Holy Bible. It's thought that
these laws, given to the Israelites so long ago, are the
first recorded instructions for mold inspection and mold
Leviticus, Chapter 14,
When Mildew Is in a House
33The LORD told Moses and
Aaron to say to the people:
34After I have given you
the land of Canaan as your permanent possession, here is
what you must do, if I ever put mildew on the walls of any
of your homes. 35First,
you must say to a priest, " I think mildew is on the wall
of my house."
36The priest will reply, "
Empty the house before I inspect it, or else everything in
it will be unclean."
37If the priest discovers
greenish or reddish spots that go deeper than the surface
of the walls, 38he will
have the house closed for seven days.
39Then he will return and check to see if the
mildew has spread.
40-41If so, he will have someone scrape the
plaster from the walls, remove the filthy stones, then haul
everything off and dump it in an unclean place outside the
town. 42Afterwards the
wall must be repaired with new stones and fresh plaster.
43If the mildew appears a
second time, 44the priest
will come and say, " This house is unclean. It's covered
with mildew that can't be removed."
45Then he will have the
house torn down and every bit of wood, stone, and plaster
hauled off to an unclean place outside the town.
46Meanwhile, if any of you
entered the house while it was closed, you will be unclean
until evening. 47And if
you either slept or ate in the house, you must wash your
48On the other hand, if
the priest discovers that mildew hasn't
reappeared after the house was newly plastered, he will
say, " This house is clean--the mildew has gone."
49Then, to show that the
house is now clean, he will get two birds, a stick of cedar
wood, a piece of red yarn, and a branch from a hyssop plant
and bring them to the house.
50He will kill one of the birds over a clay
pot of spring water
51-52and let its blood drain into the pot.
Then he will dip the cedar, the hyssop, the yarn, and the
other bird into the mixture of blood and water. Next, he
will sprinkle the house seven times with the mixture, then
the house will be completely clean.
53Finally, he will release
the bird and let it fly away, ending the ceremony for
purifying the house.
Should it be necessary for you to contact a present-day
mold remediator, although Bye Bye Mold ™ is not a remediator, we are happy to assist
you with your search.
Keep in mind that Bye
Bye Mold ™ can also supply clearance testing
services to your mold remediation contractor.
Verifying the "all clear" is a little bit different
today--we think you will be relieved to discover that
animal sacrifices are not recommended.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary
English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible
Society. Used by Permission.Click
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