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How do you know if mold is a serious problem in your home?

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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I think if you suspect mold, it is probably a good idea to call a home inspector and they could give you information about that, sometimes there can be a smell that lingers, from what others have told me, but your best bet would be to call an expert.




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      UK Girl wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • You would have a smell or the fungus – it's usually caused by no air circulating – I had a room which had this problem and I had to have vents fitted – plus the mould can cause health problems




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      Taniar wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • You can get an environmental engineer in and he can take air samples.

      I almost lost my son when his blood was too low in oxygen.
      We all had symptoms which just wouldn’t go away, nausea, tired and all around ill feeling.

      we were all diagnosed with asthma and that wasn’t it, as we all became more and more ill. The spring after we bought the house we found out what it was(leaking basement behind finished walls that were years old).
      The engineer said we were breathing 100% Stachybotrys and told us to leave the house right away.

      This was an extreme case, but you have to locate it and get rid of it. Air exchange(furnaces) and any airflow moves the spores all through your house...not a good thing.  

      good luck happy




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I would contact a home inspector but not all of them deal with mold issues. You want an inspector that is qualified to handle mold or you can always ask who to contact if they feel they cannot give you an opinion.happy




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      UK Girl wrote Oct 15, 2009
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      Taniar wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • When my children’s schools were calling me to pick them up because they were ill, coming home was the worst thing for them.

      I had people staying the weekend and then when they left, they would call me and say how they felt better after leaving my house.

      nasty stuff...good luck! happy




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      Klha wrote Oct 21, 2009
    • I lost my home to mold.  It’s very important to get it checked.  I didn’t have black mold but I had three other kinds and my two older boys were allergic to two of them.  My oldest son ended up with an autoimmune disease, my middle son was diagnosed with asthma and my youngest was always sick with croup, etc.  

      Not all home inspectors will deal with mold, but there are companies that specialize in it and they can take samples and air samples.  Most homes have some kind of mold especially in places like here in Washington, but it’s definitely worth looking into.  I’m a huge advocate of checking into it as I’ve lost my home and my kids suffered health wise because of mold.




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