Landlord Mold Assessment

Dear George, I have a resident who thinks he has mold.I took some pictures and saw no concern, nor smell of mold or moisture. I wonder if I sent the pictures if you can take a look and write back what you think? My name is Carla Dear Carla, We…

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Is Mold a problem?

Dear George, how long it takes for mold to grow to became a problem? thank you anatoly Anatoly Dear Anatoly, Why wait for it to become a problem before you fix it? THis is one of these things that remind me of the old saying…a stitch in time saves 9….

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Detection

Dear George, Is there a way to have a house inspected to detect if there is black mold present possibley in the inside walls? signed, Curious Dear Curious, Yes. If the mold assessor is like Byebye Mold, they use thermal imaging systems as well as devices which detect gases. Because…

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Mildew on Ceiling

Dear George, Hi there! On the outside of my house I have mildew growing that corresponds to mildew growing on ceilings & walls on the inside second floor. What’s up??? Can’t breathe in Ohio, Kit Doll-Shemas Dear Kit, If there’s moisture and an environment where mold or mildew can grow,…

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$1 million to fix Mold

El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility has mold. Mold in the HVAC supply and return units, mold in the duct work. The cost of moved prisoners is $35,000 per day–that’s $70 per day per inmate. The fourteen days it will take to clean up the mold is going to cost…

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Toxic Mold for Illinois School May Strain Budget

Dear George, Why should the school be concerned about mold detected in school? Signed, inquisitive Dear inquisitive, A toxic mold problem was detected in an Illinois school $6 million, and according to a report from wpsdlocal6.com, it could cost the school up to $6 million to fix it. Meridian Elementary…

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What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores?

Dear George, What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? It’s like real estate–it depends on location, location, location. So the answer is: it depends. The most obvious method and the most likely answer is sampling. Take the sample, send to the lab. (etc) But if you…

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How do I find out what the smell is?

Dear George, My daughter purchased a remodeled home in Woodland Hills. Her babies room and the adjacent office has a fishy odor. At times it goes away and other times it is very strong. Is there a way to determine what and where this odor is coming from? Signed, Grams…

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Does Mold Spread?

Dear George, CAN BLACK MOLD ON THE PATIO CEILING FALL ON MY BED CLOTHES AND FURNITURE IF I HAD MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPEN. CAN IT BE BLOWN ON TO EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE BY THE WIND ARE MUST IT BE TOUCHED TO CONTAMINATE MY THINGS. The quality of outdoor…

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House Mold Inspection

We just bought a house and before we closed escrow we had a mold inspection. The inspection showed no mold issues after air samples. After we moved in we have found mold in 4 rooms, is the mold inspector liable for the costs we are incurring ? Currently there are…

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