Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist and Professional Industrial Hygienist, recommends that Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri house buyers check out a home, for which they have a purchase contract, for toxic mold infestation by scheduling professional mold inspection and testing of the house prior to closing the home’s purchase.
Montrose, MI, July 13, 2015 — “Astronomically-high toxic mold counts were discovered and documented in the in depth mold inspection and testing of a large, expensive, showplace residence under purchase contract in Bloomfield, Indiana, by Certified Environmental Hygienists Phillip and Divine Fry on behalf of the contract buyer in late June, 2015,” reports Phillip Fry, author of five mold books and webmaster since 1999 of the mold education website www.moldinspector.com.
Even though the outdoor air control test discovered only 27 spores (projected count per cubic meter of air) for the dangerous toxic mold species Aspergillus and Penicillium, the projected counts for the same species were 66,133 in the utility room air test, 74,667 in the outward air flow from the heating/cooling air ducts (HVAC), 2240 in the swimming pool room air. Any count above 1000 spores in one air test is considered extremely dangerous health-wise to residents.
A surface sample of the wall mold growth on a utility room wall discovered 68,000 projected mold spores of Aspergillus-Penicillium per square centimeter.
Another dangerous toxic mold species discovered in the house was Cladosporium. The outdoor control air test reported a projected count per cubic meter of 107. Mold lab results found 293 projected Cladosporium spores in the utility room, 74,667 spores in the HVAC outward air flow, and 2,267 in the swimming pool room air.
A surface sample of the mold growth on a window sill in the swimming pool room contained 53,000 projected Cladosporium spores per square centimeter.
The realtor told the buyer that the large, fully improved and finished house basement had been flooded for a long duration of time during a long absence by the home sellers. The realtor told the buyer that the only steps taken by the water damage company were to dry out the basement carpeting with many fans for two months time, and then replace the carpeting.
“Such limited steps are extremely inadequate to get rid of the massive mold growth that would have arisen during a prolonged flooding of any finished basement,” noted Phillip Fry, who is also a Certified Environmental Inspector, Certified Remediation Specialist, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and Certified Duct Cleaning Specialist.
“The fans carried and distributed airborne mold spores to mold cross-contaminate the entire executive home including all of the basement, first floor, and heating/cooling equipment and air ducts. What really should have been done was to cut open the basement walls, remove and discard the wet drywall, and mold decontaminate the wet, moldy timbers inside the walls,” advises Mr. Fry.
Additional, frequently-undone steps by water damage restoration companies are the companies’ failure to: (1) spray and fog water damaged areas with an EPA-registered fungicide to kill mold spores and growth; (2) use high output ozone gas with the same objective; and (3) doing widespread building mold testing both before and after the water damage restoration to determine the extent of the mold growth and the company’s success, or lack thereof, in getting rid of mold infestations safely and effectively.
Read the ten mold removal steps recommended by EnviroFry at www.upkeepmasters.com.
EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC, calculated that the mold removal and decontamination cost for the house would be $18,500. The seller refused to lower the sale price to cover those recommended and necessary mold remediation procedures. If the buyer ultimately decides to buy the house, the buyer has been factually forewarned about both the huge extent of the mold infestation problem, and the high cost to get rid of the mold by the mold test results, mold inspection pictures, and the full mold inspection report with its recommended mold remediation protocol plan and bid.
To schedule the mold inspection and testing of a home or commercial building being purchased in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri, contact: Phillip Fry, co-manager, EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC, 10104 Sheridan Rd., Montrose, Michigan 48457, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone toll-free 866-300-1616 or cell phone 480-310-7970, or visit the websites www.moldexpertconsultants.com, www.indianamoldinspection.com, and www.indianapolismoldtesting.com.
Phillip Fry, Co-Manager
EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone toll-free 866-300-1616
Cell Phone 480-310-7970