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
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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