Mycologist Reveals Black Mold in Leominster

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Mycologist Reveals Black Mold in Leominster

The mycologists’ report of the Leominster apartment gauge mold levels from 2,000 to 220,000 colony -units per sq in. Residents of seventeen apartments in three buildings have complained of mold and found evidence of it, leading to nineteen Board of Health violations. Mold is a fungus that thrives indoors or outdoors when it has moisture, nutrition, and somewhere to grow. Controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth.


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Black and Yellow Mold Discovered in Martin County Building

A repair work request was filed on August 13, after discovery of mold in the General Services Field Operations building of Martin County, Florida.

The black and yellow mold on the walls and ceiling was discovered by the employees.

The work order submitted by the Field Operations/Storm Water Manager Mark Gavitt, shows that there were “Signs of water damage on the ceiling and wall,” and “Water and black mold on the wall.”

As per the work order, the repair work has to be completed by September 11, 2014.


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Parents Detained, Children Removed from the House Covered with Black Mold

Odessa Police have arrested the parents of a 5-month-old girl and 23-month-old boy, after animal feces, exposed wires and black mold was found in their Odessa home.

Both the children have been placed in a foster care. According to Child Protective Services (CPS) spokesperson Marleigh Meisner, “We remove children if the unsanitary conditions affect the safety and well-being of the children.”

The parents, William Charles Spires, 24, and Bailey Renae Schmidt, 21, are being held at Ector County Detention Center. According to Odessa Police spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur, they have been charged for endangering the children, which is a state jail felony.


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Black Mold Removed from Madison Elementary School

Black mold growth at Madison Elementary School in Madison, Alabama, which was brought to notice a few weeks ago by some parents, has now been removed.

The operations and maintenance supervisor for the school district, Kevin Guest, made a presentation to the Madison school board regarding the black mold abatement on June 26. He said that the experts from Terrell, a third party group hired for mold removal, visited the school three times in early June. The air quality test results came out to be satisfactory however, mold growth was visible at the ceiling tiles in a section of the school building.

It was learned that the cause of mold growth was condensation in the school’s air conditioning system. Guest said that the damaged tiles and pipe insulation, which was causing the moisture, were replaced this week.


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Workers Walk Out to Warn About Black Mold in Muskegon Hotel

The workers of Victory Inn and Suites, Muskegon, Michigan, have warned the public regarding black mold growth in several rooms.

“I can’t take it no more,” said Alicia Rogers from the hotel’s housekeeping service, who led the group of 6 workers and gathered outside the hotel to warn the masses. According to Alicia, they tried to talk to the hotel management regarding the issue, but they do not care.

Another worker, Christopher Hill, said, “They just asked me yesterday to wipe down a room that had mold growing on a ceiling, to wipe it down so they could rent it out the same night, it’s disgusting,…I’m worried about the health of me, the other employees, and our customers.”

The employees further revealed that the issue has been going on since at least 4 months.


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Black Mold Found in a Hotel in Covington, Georgia

According to a fire inspection conducted in Covington Lodge, Covington, Georgia, on June 3, many rooms in the hotel are infested with black mold.

Tony Smith, a Fire Marshall at the Covington Fire Department said that the inspection was conducted after two separate complaints were lodged against the hotel. The first complaint was a life safety complaint while the second one was regarding safety issues, insects and building features.

The inspection also revealed that around half of the rooms in the hotel had pest control problems and the hotel management stores debris and trash in the vacant rooms.

Smith said that the extended stay hotel, situated at 9161 City Pond Rd in Covington, will be re-inspected after 1-2 weeks.