Mold Articles

on January 24, 2014 in Florida Mold Articles

In this post we will discuss some of the most obvious places to check for mold (plumbing areas) but we will break it down in great detail. The information in this article is intended for home inspectors, mold inspectors, and home owners. If you need a trained specialist to inspect...

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on November 5, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

Fungal growth in the Home A brief discussion on what types of fungus grows in what types of home environments. In nature different type of living organisms thrive in different environments, it the home it is no different. Some molds prefer some environments while other prefer other environments. Let’s look...

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on October 6, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

In part one we discusses why testing is often not needed. Below we discuss some benefits of testing. ESTABLISH THE EXTENT AND LEVEL OF CONTAMINATION A test for mold spores is helpful to determine the amount of spores in your air. It can also be utilized to tell us how far...

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on October 6, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

How Important Is Testing Mold and Mold Identification for Professional Mold Inspectors The question comes up over and over again. Is mold testing and identification important in regard to an inspector’s opinions and recommendations?     WHEN TESTING IS NOT HELPFUL ? When doctors are treating microbial infections in humans they...

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on September 10, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

Daryl Watters    Follow me on Google + Are you dealing with mold in the home? below is some information on this all to common problem. In the great outdoors mold plays a vital part in the environment. Mold is one of the few things in nature that can digest...

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on June 21, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

Should Mold Inspectors Test for Non-Mold Spore Type Contaminates in Wet Buildings? PART I   When we consider the possible contaminates in moldy, water damaged, indoor environments most mold inspectors and their clients assume that mold spores are the culprit. Why do most people, including mold consultants and their client’s...

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on June 10, 2013 in Florida Mold Articles

As you already know many molds love to move indoors, live side by side with humans, and cause house mold problems. Some species such as Chaetomium globosum, Aspergillus niger, and of course everyone’s favorite fungal house guest Stachybotrys chartarum, are seldom found outdoors, but are common in water damaged buildings. Why is this you ask? 1. Most molds enjoy the same...

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on July 24, 2012 in Florida Mold Articles

For a moisture testing service which is better? Testing moisture content percent with a moisture meter, or testing water activity levels (aw) during a mold inspection? Water activity level measures are more accurate and are great for use in the food industry but moisture content readings are much more...

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on July 24, 2012 in Florida Mold Articles

Mold Odors In Your Home And Possible Health Implications Many untrained mold inspectors do not take the time to look for the source of mold odors in your home. They will enter your home do a quick inspection and take one or two air samples from indoors and one...

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on July 23, 2012 in Florida Mold Articles

DETECTING FISH ODORS IN YOUR HOME ??? People sometimes report detecting fishy odors or dead fish smells in their home. These condition can easily remain a mystery for weeks, months, or even years, before the mystery is solved and the cause of fish odors in homes is understood. People sometimes suggest that the...

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