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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What could these fungi be?

Dear George, please what could these fungi be 1 green surface and yellow edge 2 gray surface and white edge 3 white woolly surface with sported black 4 black surface all in SDA THANKS Timmy, Timmy, Timmy, We can’t do your homework for you. If you want to look at…

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What’s the point of indoor outdoor comparisons?

Dear George, What’s the point of indoor outdoor comparisons? Depending on the geographic ecosystem, there is some natural level of mold and mold spores outside (lower of course, somewhere like the North Pole compared to an area in the tropics). There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and…

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Is there mold below the surface?

Dear George, Got a question that I just can’t seem to say it without too many words. I just found what the apartment maintenance manager called black mold. He says that he is going to spray clorox on the about 6 inches spot and is going to seal it? Dear…

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Can you see mold in my pictures?

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 My Name…

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Can you detect if there is black mold present behind the walls?

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 Growing Mold Yes. If the mold assessor is like Byebye Mold, they use thermal imaging systems as well as devices which detect gases. Because moisture…

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If there’s mold outside…

Dear George, If there is mold on the outside of the wall then is it growing on the inside? The mold color is kind of black and green and of course has grown where there has been moisture. I was wondering if you had and idea what type of mold…

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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…

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