Category Archives: Office mold

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Mayor of Niles, OH Hospitalized due to Mold-Related Illness

The mayor of Niles, Ohio, was hospitalized on August 18th due to a mold-related illness.

Mayor Tom Scarnecchia was taken to hospital after toxic mold spores were found in the area above his desk in the City Hall.

Authorities said the recent heavy rains had caused the city hall’s roof to leak, thus facilitating mold growth.

The city has started the clean-up process.

The employees have been temporarily moved to other locations.


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Franklin County Health Department Faces Mold Issue

The Franklin County Health Department building in Columbus, Ohio, was temporarily shut down on September 2, due to mold issues.

According to Franklin County manager Angela Harris, the building was briefly vacated to seal off mold-infested areas for treatment. The staff was requested to vacate the building and customer services were made limited.

Harris said the department was informed about the issue on August 21 and the test reports came out within 4 days. “We have had employees complain about sinus and allergy problems since the report came out… Perhaps 20 or more have expressed that they have had, in some point in time, an allergy or sinus problems,” she said.


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Mold-Infested West Lafayette City Hall Building to be Demolished this Year

After remaining vacant for more than a year, the mold-infested West Lafayette city Hall building, Indiana, will be demolished this year.

Last spring, an engineering report confirmed a failing foundation as well as the presence of mold in the building due to damaged water pipes. The offices were then moved to the police station and Morton Community Center.

According to West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis (R), the building will be demolished in 2015, however, it is not decided yet if the city will re-construct the building or sell the land. “We want to make sure what we do isn’t just going to be the right fit for 2015, but for the future…As we all know working with technology — you can be anywhere and conduct meetings, you can be anywhere and have connectivity with the citizens you serve. We want to make sure if we choose to build a facility or choose to do something more creative it’s going to be what our community wants,” he said.


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Mold Remediation Underway in Miller County Courthouse Building

Miller County Courthouse building, located in Texarkana, Arkansas, is facing mold problem due to which, some employees have been temporarily relocated while the remediation is underway.

Mold infestation was found last month after an investigation by an Arkansas Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health officer.

According to Miller County Judge Larry Burgess, “He said it was not the dangerous kind. It was not a dangerous situation but if you are sensitive to allergies or things like that and give you a headache or maybe flu like symptoms.”

The crews are currently working on the basement’s air duct system. Burgess said, “They didn’t find anything significant so it’s going to be less expensive instead of replacing some stuff we are going to have it clean.”


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California Board of Equalization Faces $50M Claim Over Mold-related Illness

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is facing a new claim filed by their employees, who say that the mold at the BOE headquarters has been causing them respiratory problems, skin rashes and other mold-related illness.

The claim is not the first one; a previous lawsuit regarding mold-related illness in BOE employees involved 31 plaintiffs and was resolved back in 2012.

This new claim was brought by an associate tax auditor with BOE, Racquel Raichart, on behalf of herself and the other employees. Attorney Anthony Perez, who filed the claim with the state of California on July 2, has accused the BOE management of misleading the employees by telling them that the building was mold free. “People continue to show problems of mold exposure. You have management stating to employees that the building is safe, and that remediation has been successful. That is untrue,” said Perez.

The claim seeks at least $50 million for the medical care and treatment of the employees. Perez said that in the next few months, a lawsuit will be filed Sacramento Superior Court.


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Kane County Coroner Office Closed Following Black Mold Detection

The coroner office for Kane County, Illinois is being temporarily shifted to DuPage County facility, after black mold was detected in and around the morgue’s cooler and refrigerator area.

Rob Russell, the Kane County Coroner, said at Friday’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting that mold growth was found in the morgue during freezer parts replacement conducted by Mechanical Inc. An environmental scientists was then consulted who identified the mold and recommended to temporarily shut down the building. Russell said he closed the building after notifying Joe McMahon, the State’s Attorney.

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said during the meeting, “We are very happy and able to accommodate [Russell’s] coroner’s office in our facility.” He was earlier contacted by Russell regarding the issue.

A statement released by the Kane County Coroner’s Office states, “there will be no impairment of service to the public. Families and funeral homes will be notified of the new temporary location, and information will also be available on the Kane County website.”


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Princeton School District Office to Relocate Due to Mold, Field Mice

The board members of Princeton  school district office have decided to temporary re-locate it to another location.

The office located at 506 E. Dover Road, Princeton is currently facing various maintenance issues, including field mice and mold. The building will be temporarily evacuated for proper maintenance and mold remediation.

The Reagan Middle School, Tiskilwa and Douglas School, Princeton are under consideration as the alternate location of the district office. However, the final decision is still to be made.


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Sea Bright Police Headquarters to be Evacuated for Mold Remediation

Sea Bright police headquarters building, located at 1099 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, New Jersey, is going to be temporary evacuated, after black mold was detected within the floor layers.

According to Joseph Verruni, the Sea Bright Borough Administrator, “There is non-airborne black mold that exists within the layers of the floor in the building”.

In a recent interview, Councilman C. Read Murphy said that since the mold is non-airborne, there is no urgency to clean up the building. However, the officials want it to be done as soon as possible.

The building will be evacuated for a period for thirty to sixty days and the mold remediation is expected to be completed within this time.


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My Workplace Flooded

Dear George,
I work for US Oil Recovery in Pasadena tx. We had 2 ft of water in our building. The water is now gone and we are working in the building.

People are starting to get sick,how do I go about checking the air quality? and how much should it cost?

The best thing to do is get a mold assessment professionally done. There’s more to assessment than simply taking samples. With the experienced assessor on hand, you can get a better idea of what the real damage is, simply based on the expert’s experience. Of course, you will also get lab reports back, and those also will help clarify not only the concentration but also the type of infestation you have.

Regardless of the type, however, if people are getting sick, remediation should be done asap. I wish I could quote you a fee but cost should be contingent on the number of samples taken, as well as the types of readings you need.

(ByeBye Mold, Inc tests for mold of course, but we also do thermal imagng, and realtime testing for chemicals such as Benzene and Formaldehyde.)

Contact us to schedule an appointment. or call 1-800-686-1992