|TOXIC BLACK MOLD|
Most of the time I am able to do the testing while it is confined to one area. Sometimes the area will require safe chemicals to remove the mold (Don't Use Bleach - the mold will disappear for awhile and come back with a vengeance.) Sometimes simply cleaning the area with a non-toxic environmentally safe mold eliminator is enough and other times remediation is the only solution. In one household I was called to inspect, the child had let the bathtub overflow. The water sat there for some time before it was discovered and wiped up. The home happened to be a manufactured home. The building materials in these homes are usually lower in quality. The walls in this home were like paper and absorbed the water way up into the walls. Remediation was required. The re- mediators had to suit up, so they did not get sick, while removing the contaminated walls. Do not attempt to do anything on your own if you suspect mold. I was told that the man of the house put a fan on the floor to dry it out. A fan takes those contaminates and spreads the spores all over and right into the breathing space. Bad Plan!
Volitile Organic Compound's
Another agent that causes health issues are called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s). the off- gassing from paint, new carpet, wood etc. These compounds often cause damage to the respiratory and nervous systems in humans. These compounds can also cause irritation to the mucous membranes. If you have asthma or respiratory, sinus or breathing issues, beware of entering new buildings which are full of V.O.C.'s. There is equipment (AIR PURIFICATION UNIT) available that will rid your breathing space of Voc's, bacteria, fungus, smoke, viruses, odors and more.
Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure
|SICKNESS FROM BLACK MOLD|
New Home with Black Mold
|NEW HOMES GET BLACK MOLD TOO|
I have included a must see video in this hub by a couple who bought a new house that had black mold growing behind the walls. The builder of the house used wet beams and wood in the construction of the home. You just can't do that without creating the perfect atmosphere for mold to grow. As a result of living with black mold for many months, two of the members of this family got severely ill. It took a long time to find out what was causing their illness. The cause was growing and hidden behind the walls of their house. Watch the video to see what happened. Mold Destroys House and Health.