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georgiagirl
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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out that my house has a serious mold problem. We hired an inspector to check it out and it's not good news. nono
The inspector rated it a 6 1/2 with 10 being the worst he's ever seen. We will get an estimate soon for the damage, I hope it's not to much.
 After we get the problem resolved then we are going to try to sell it.
I want out of this house !!!! What if it comes back!!!!!  

bucci
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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
wher do you live? how did they check?
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in middle GA.
I called a company that specializes in mold and they also do all the clean up and it comes with a five year warenty. Even after all that i'm still moving out!!!!

bucci
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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
are they taking out all the sheetrock walls? how did you know you had it? could you see it? was it black? was there specific smell?

Isn't mld deadly for lymers? sounds like a sick house.

I once put cedar particle board in my closets and it off gassed . my house smelled like a hamster cage. i felt like flames were going up my nose at night , like gas. the sides of my mouth had rid cracks going down like the Joker in Batman.

I kept getting u all night to pee. No one else would notice it but me and my friends thought I was nuts. I called a psychic that my friend used when the dog disappeared and she found it over the phone. so anyone she told me over the phone."You have formaldahyde poisining> i hired an OSHA inspector who hung these tubes in closet upstairs and down and he came back week later and told me the formaldahyde off gas owa .05 of what would be illegal for someone to work around 8 hours a day. My lungs were so topped off with it. I think it was also because i bet I had strongyloided in my lungs back then from lyme tick. I sold the house.
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tonesg
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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Do not ever hire a mold inspector who also provides clean up, major conflict of interest- it's common knowledge within the industry.  

GWB
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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I was just getting ready to say the same thing. You need to hire a company that ONLY does testing for mold, mildew and fungi so that that their results aren't biased. Companies that do testing AND clean up and removal, most often than not, will tell you that you need a lot of work done when that may not be the case. Good advice tonesg.

By the way, we too plan to hire someone to test our house for mold, etc.

http://www.inspectapedia.com/sickhouse/services.htm

Gary

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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone who lives in an area with higher humidities will have mold in their house. It grow practically anywhere. I have the same problem & hubby & I are slowly working on replacing what we need to replace & then painting with a paint that will actually help to stop mold from growing. A lot of work, but we couldn't afford to move, and I don't know where we would go to get away from it, unless I moved to a desert!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


Razzle
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   Posted 2/24/2010 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
A dehumidifier may be helpful to prevent the mold from coming back if one lives in a humid climate.

Also, frequent cleaning with anti-mold cleaning products can help, as can HEPA air filtration (stand-alone units or central air).

And there are some essential oils that can be diffused in the air to remove mold from the air. Lemongrass is particularly good for this.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.


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   Posted 2/24/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Razzle for posting about the Lemongrass!! That's something I can do right away!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


georgiagirl
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   Posted 2/24/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the advise everyone. Since we are selling the house anyway we are going to hold off on any treatment and just see if a home inspector will bring it up. If they don't then we will leave well enough alone and sell it as is. It may not be as bad as they said it is. Maybe they just wanted to scare me into thousands of dollars for repair because they were aware of my illness and they said it could very well be my whole problem...... it may be but how will I ever know for sure??? We are ready for a change anyway so now we just need to get it ready and hopefully it will sell soon. Wish us luck!!!
Thanks,
GG

pepphell
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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't understand what does mold in the house has anything to do with your body??

is mold produces lyme bacteria or yeast?

Dowa
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   Posted 2/24/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Pepphell: Read here. www.mold-help.org  
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