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    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”.
    > Sad.
    > 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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