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Property Issues


Leviticus 13: 33 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

37 . . . And if the disease is in the walls of the house with greenish or reddish spots, and if it appears to be deeper than the surface, 38 then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house and shut up the house seven days. 39 And the priest shall come again on the seventh day, and look. If the disease has spread in the walls of the house, 40 then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which is the disease and throw them into an unclean place outside the city. 41 And he shall have the inside of the house scraped all around, and the plaster that they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city. 42 Then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other plaster and plaster the house.

Mold is obviously nothing new!  The dangers were sufficiently serious to warrant mention in the Old Testament.  This said, there have been some innovations in remediation since the time of Moses.  Removal of mold no longer requires the services of a priest, but correction of the problem is still best undertaken by an expert.  The exception may be:

  • Small areas of visible mold can be eliminated by a careful person who reads basic instructions before proceeding.

Otherwise, remediation is a job for persons trained in remediation.  According to at least one person with a high web profile, there is a whole new mold industry, the fastest growing industry in the country.  It includes people who make on site inspections and collect samples that are sent to laboratories for analysis; remediators who actually correct the problems; and litigators who are gradually affecting the way properties are built, maintained, and marketed.  Because of the expense involved, there are those who insist that mold is not really a serious problem as well as those who take the position that mold poses a potentially life-threatening hazard requiring extremely responsible measures.

I obviously belong to this latter group—and have little respect for those who jeopardize the safety of others so as to fill their own pockets.

  • When the area involved is larger than ten square feet, indefinite in scope, or possibly hidden, professional services are advised.

This site is devoted to the medical issues rather than property issues, but there are numerous online resources with links to indoor air quality and mold inspectors, property remediation specialists, and law firms with expertise in mold litigation.  My advice is to use your search engine and make some phone calls.  The more detailed your questions, the faster you will discover whether or not the persons upon whom you would rely to remediate your property have the requisite experience and expertise.  Even if the specialists are certified and licensed as well as bonded and insured, you can still ask for referrals.  If offered a warranty, you may have the confidence necessary to proceed.  Proper remediation is expensive.  It is also dangerous for the workers and occupants—should they stay in the property while the work is being done.

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