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    Re: Ignoring Building Defects

    Posted by Harris on 4/12/06

    RemDude - In the area of home maintenance, I have found the same
    thing. Home owners either don’t understand what to look for or
    simply ignore structural defects which lead to mold problems. In
    too many residential remediation cases I find that the owner
    admits to knowing there was a moisture problem, but chose to
    ignore it.

    I guess this is what keeps us all in business. But what does
    bother me is the need to blame the problems that created for
    themselves on others. I always hear “Oh, that damn builder”
    or “The guy I bought the house from never fixed that wood rot”.
    Followed by, “I’m gonna sue him”.


    On 4/11/06, RemDude wrote:
    > Hey Mold Remover, I have not found too many other forum which
    > actually discuss the industry. Maybe this place can be
    > resurrected now that the pizzin matches are over.
    > We do a lot of consulting regarding indoor air quality issues
    > related to mold, asbestos, and other contamination. I find that
    > most folks simply ignore the warning signs until mold is
    > literally walking across the floor ready to attack. I was at a
    > house on Monday where mold was through the drywall and marching
    > down the wall from a roof leak.
    > When I asked how long the leak had been a problem she said “Oh,
    > about 6 months or so”.
    > Did you have the roof leak fixed?
    > “No not yet, but I wanted that mold gone”.
    > “But you need to fix the leak first”
    > “I don’t care, I want the mold gone.”
    > “Ahhh, call ServiceM, they will take care of you”
    > Folks simply do not understand the concept of home maintenance.

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