Medical Experts Agree Toxic Mold makes people sick
The medical community agrees: mold makes people sick. People that have breathing challenges, shouldn’t live in damp, moldy buildings. We are not medical experts, so we’ve added some links at the bottom of this page to interesting medical studies on mold and health.
History shows us that Toxic mold makes people sick.
Remember the Salem witch trials in New England 300 years ago? Ergot, a fungi, made them do it. This toxic mold grew in the stored grain feeding the town. That Erot poisoning made everyone tragically crazy. Fortunately most of us don’t store untreated grain in our kitchens or is it used by our favorite restaurant. But water damage that creates mold growth can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Or worse. Whether it’s your family or your rental, fix the water problems sooner rather than later. It will safe you grief and money.
Water damages the structure of the building
Take the photo above as an example. Had the building owner replaced the original window when it began leaking the cost would have been under $1000. As it is now, an abatement company needs to come in and erect plastic containment around all the areas of damage. Install and run loud air cleaning equipment day and night while all the building materials that are damaged are removed from the wall and taken outside to a dumpster without cross contamination the clean adjacent areas. Then those areas are cleaned up. The areas are retested to for mold clearance. Oh yes, the outside of the building was damaged, also. Think asbestos building permits for the entire project. Along with lead-based paint. And then there’s the rebuild. Probably cost $175,000+ and take six months to a year. It’s San Francisco.
We have worked with numerous environmental attorneys in San Francisco and the Bay Area. If you are contemplating or involved in environmental litigation, give us a call. We would prefer to speak with your attorney with your permission. This, ideally, is a conference call with you.
A Word About Sharing Your Report or Other Information
We often work for landlords that have problems with tenants. The tenants meet us during the inspection and between one to three days after our visit, we get a call. The tenant wants the landlord’s information. Information is only released to any third party with the client’s written authorization. The exception is we comply with all subpoenas. After we receive a subpoena for Production of Documents and Records we contact our client before any action is taken. This gives our client’s attorney the opportunity to prevent disclosure, if appropriate.
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