Re: HVAC Mold Inspections
Posted by Rem Dude on 4/16/08
That is why an annual IAQ/mold inspection is so important - catch little problems before they
become BIG problems.
On 4/15/08, Mold Bleeder wrote:
> On 3/06/08, Rem Dude wrote:
>> A simple mold inspection prior to moving in to the contaminated apartment could have avoided
>> all the problems for this family. But then they would have been out $250 as opposed to
>> winning $190K in a settlement.
> The fact remains that very few people know that mold is a problem for which there is a need for
> Just ask about any doctor - mold is unlikely to hurt anyone who isn't immunocompromised from
> or advanced cancer or those with unusual pulmonary circumstances. If you don't have any of
> these rare health situations, why on earth would anyone test or have the first clue that they
> need to test? The common belief is that mold is not a problem - why on earth would people test
> for something that isn't a problem?
> Like so many other things, you don't know what you don't know until it bites you in the ass.
> the time one does know better, they may already have lost the ability to work and with it the
> financial flexibility to break a lease, put down new deposits and hire movers. In my
> observation, it's not uncommon for tenants who DO test very often find themselves served with
> eviction notice in retaliation.
> It's all well and good for a professional in the field to say what everyone *should* do in
> advance of moving into a situation to avert dangers lurking which aren't visible to the
> untrained eye - but the rest of us could use a bit of help getting the word out so that people
> can know this before they become sick.
> Thanks for the after the fact heads up. ;-) Hindsight IS 20/20...
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