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It is Worse than I thought!

It is Worse than I thought!

In a recent blog post entitled: ‘A Disturbing Trend’ I mentioned how some inspectors and restoration companies were being deceitful for landlords/property owners when it came to tenants who were being affected by mold issues in the rental property. I had done recent...

Mold—California Definition

Mold—California Definition

In 2016 California Legislature updated the definition for what is called Mold. Per the Senate Bill 655 mold is defined as ‘microorganisms or fungi’. This is important since fungi, being the other word for mold, is also referring to all living matter at the microscopic...

AQMD and Property Rentals

AQMD and Property Rentals

Some property owners try to save money in many ways. At least one way is to not follow State regulations on removing asbestos containing drywall. For example, one Mold Inspection I did involved the need to remove apparent asbestos containing drywall and related...

Mold Consultation; Do You Need One?

Mold Consultation; Do You Need One?

Most people need one and don’t realize it. They don’t know what they don’t know until it may be too late to safeguard themselves and their property. A 30-minute consultation with a Top Industry Expert, Certified Microbial Consultant, can not only help safeguard your...

Endotoxins Are Deadly!

Endotoxins Are Deadly!

The average owner or renter does not know about this. I am bringing this up in an urgent way since one rental customer and his children became really sick after a remediation was done in the kitchen very quickly and not all recommendations were followed in my report....

Another Disturbing Trend!

Another Disturbing Trend!

A recent client had toured another apartment to potentially move into after I had inspected his present apartment and finding mold and wet conditions present.  Upon entering he immediately noticed a ‘mold-like’ odor and then told the property agent with him that there...

A Disturbing Trend!

A Disturbing Trend!

In the last 6 months or so I have noticed a disturbing trend. In this industry, you have companies that do the water mitigation (dry out) and mold remediation (mold removal) and those like myself that inspect properties before and after water damage giving the best...

What Air purifier do I need?

What Air purifier do I need?

Because of COVID-19, many people have become more familiar with HEPA filters.  To help keep your home safer from mold spores and bacteria these filters will do the job.  However, there are a lot of models out there with various features.  What do you need? That...

Are air samples Conclusive?

Are air samples Conclusive?

Meaning are they always accurate and support the conditions found such as elevated moisture in the area. That is a good question that deserves attention. To put it simply the answer is ‘not always’. An air sample is like a ‘snap shot’ of what is happening right that...

No Visible Mold? But I’m sick!

No Visible Mold? But I’m sick!

Many folks call me and say they don’t feel well in their home yet they don’t see any mold or leaks. What is the possibility? Most of the time there may not be ‘Visible Mold’ because it may be growing inside a wall or even under the floor. This will happen when water...

How to Deal with a Landlord when mold removal is needed.

How to Deal with a Landlord when mold removal is needed.

Many landlords respect the law and have mold removed or water damage repaired promptly when these occur. But what of those who either drag their feet intentionally or ignore the problem altogether? After trying amicably to get the landlord to do their job the pdf...

Food for Mold?

Food for Mold?

Many people don’t realize that when drywall gets wet or damp it is like ‘FOOD FOR MOLD’. That is why it is important to address any seeming wetness/dampness near drywall which would include your baseboard trim on the floor at the bottom of the wall. What can happen,...

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