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    Does anyone have any advice on Mold testing? Is the ERMI test or Air-O-Cell test more effective? Also how do you report the results to your clients while limiting your liability?
    Thanks for the help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sharo View Post
    Does anyone have any advice on Mold testing? Is the ERMI test or Air-O-Cell test more effective? Also how do you report the results to your clients while limiting your liability?
    Thanks for the help?
    "Does anyone have any advice on Mold testing?"

    Don't bother wasting your time doing it, there is no value to the client for it, and your testing will not produce any real results either.

    All you will do is spend money on either and enable those companies to make money but gain nothing for yourself or your client.

    I will let the other fill in the blanks I left out.

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    Bill
    Glad to have you here

    Jerry
    I'm staying out of this (at least for now), because I may say something that offends someone (again).

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    I'll take a stab......

    First off the EPA does not recommend blind mold testing. In other words if you do not see or smell mold you do not test for it.

    If you see mold or something that is fuzzy and looks like it is growing where normally something shouldn't and or if you smell mold then you really have no reason to test for it. You know it is present so now you need to discover the reason that it is growing! Is it being caused by a water leak? Is it being caused by poor ventilation, improper ventilation, poor insulation or improperly installed insulation? How about an improperly sized or installed HVAC system?

    The list can go on and on.

    Mold testing serves no real purpose other than telling folks what the tester most likely already knows. It does not help to stop the problem; it increases the cost of the inspection process for the client; it adds to the liability of the home inspector doing the testing; and it is fostered by fear driven by those that will profit from it.

    Charter member DDMG.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Bill
    Glad to have you here

    Jerry
    I'm staying out of this (at least for now), because I may say something that offends someone (again).
    Rick,

    I have that knack for some people too.

    I forgot about this until Scott posted it, I, too, am a ...

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    Charter Member DDMG

    Scott, still have your Certificate? I found mine digging back into some old files.


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    Bill

    Do yourself a big favour and read the links at this site.

    Forensic Applications Consulting Technologies, Inc. - Home

    Right hand column under Indoor Mould Issues

    Forensic Applications Consulting Technologies, Inc. - Home


    Indoor Mould (Mold) Issues

    Are mould screening samples valid?

    Truth about mould health effects

    Mould Remediation Myths

    Myths of mould sampling

    Mould sampling confounders

    What is "toxic mould?"

    Myth of toxic mould in marijuana


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    I saw the DDMG at the bottom of Scott's post and wondered what it was.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I saw the DDMG at the bottom of Scott's post and wondered what it was.
    I haven't been involved in the DDMG for a number of years, but if you ask Scott nicely I'm guessing that additional members are still being accepted into the group.

    I have a blank Certificate if Scott or you need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    I haven't been involved in the DDMG for a number of years, but if you ask Scott nicely I'm guessing that additional members are still being accepted into the group.

    I have a blank Certificate if Scott or you need one.
    My certificate went out with the wet office stuff when Katrina took the roof off my office at my home in Mississippi.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    My certificate went out with the wet office stuff when Katrina took the roof off my office at my home in Mississippi.....
    Sorry to hear that, but some things are replaceable ...

    (For some reason it is not attaching but going in-line even though I have that unchecked. If you want a copy to frame and put on your wall I can email it ... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Sorry to hear that, but some things are replaceable ...

    (For some reason it is not attaching but going in-line even though I have that unchecked. If you want a copy to frame and put on your wall I can email it ... )
    Thank you!

    If you don't mind shoot me an email, I,would love to add it to my "Me" wall...

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