Re: Ignoring Building Defects
Posted by RemDude on 4/12/06
I agree. Mold has become such an emotional issue that no one seems
to be able to have a rational discussion about it. Hysteria has
taken over and there is always someone else to blame - or sue.
On 4/12/06, Harris wrote:
> 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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