Anywhere there is moisture that sits for a prolonged time period and a food source, you are most likely going to find mold. That is why a favorite hiding and breeding place for molds (fungi) is in and on the drains (pipe sweating) of your property. (more…)
One of the favorite access points and hiding places for toxic molds (fungi) to get into your home is through your heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Our company comes across a lot of properties that have heating and air conditing systems that are contaminated with various types of toxic molds (fungi). (more…)
If you are looking to save money and inspect your own property for water damage and mold, there are some steps that you will need to follow in order to perform a thorough mold inspection. In this article, I will explain to you how to do this in the most effective and safe manner possible.
This is simply the most thorough DIY mold inspection how to list that you will find anywhere on the internet.
The tips I give you below are especially helpful if you are looking to buy a home or to lease a property in order to make sure that it does not have serious water damage and or mold. If you follow these steps and use the right equipment, you can perform your own mold inspection just like the pros.
You can literally save hundreds of dollars by doing this yourself. (more…)
Public swimming pools cannot only be gross, they can cause illness, disease and quite possibly death. This story about Kansas City swimming pools proves just how dangerous public pools can be.
A KMBC 9 News investigation found black mold, algae and disease during recent inspections. 82 percent of pools in Johnson County were cited for at least one violation, about the same as the national average of 80 percent. (more…)
TRENTON – Senator Ronald L. Rice has introduced legislation that would require testing in all New Jersey schools for the presence of mold and other air contaminants. The bill is an effort to further protect the health of children in New Jersey schools, and follows the successful advocacy by Senator Rice and other Senate Democrats for a requirement that drinking water in schools is tested for lead.
“Schools should be safe places for children to learn and thrive and as a state we must take the action necessary to make sure students are protected from potential health hazards,” said Senator Rice (D-Essex). “We recently discovered there were elevated lead levels in schools in Newark and elsewhere in New Jersey and, as a result, worked to ensure that lead testing would take place in all of our schools. (more…)
Imagine finding out that one of your neighbors had got very ill from being exposed to mold in their apartment. So ill, that they had to be admitted to the hospital.
Since you live in the same apartment building with shared common walls that interconnect with one another, you and some other tenants decide that you would like to have the property manager ensure you and your family’s safety by requesting that they have mold inspection be done.
Then to your surprise, instead of being handed a mold inspection report, you are served with a “3 day notice to vacate!” (more…)