ERMI will show molds. MARIA will show dog, cat, rat, mouse, and dust mites. If your Allergist or Medical Team find you are allergic to specific animals, then it is worthwhile to test your home, office, or vehicle for the presence of animal allergens. Many people are allergic to dust that usually contains molds, pollen, […]
Mold kits don’t work. Mold needs food and water to grow.
The home kits start out with food and water, but then they sit on store shelves, hot loading docs, warehouse inventory with no expiration dates. You get the idea.
And those kits usually require you to pay an extra fee to send the Petri dish to an environmental lab.
Even after paying a lab you still don’t know if you have a mold problem. You need to compare the outside airborne level of spores with inside airborne spore levels.
And some spores fall faster than others.
The number of samples needed to determine if asbestos fibers are present in building materials depends on:
how large the area is of each suspect material
if that material has been applied at the same time or sequentially
what kind of material it is
Need an inspection in the San Francisco Bay Area for a J card?
NOTE: This list does not include every product/material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may
Update Sept.24, 2019 – We had such high hopes for tenants suffering from uncorrected mold problems when this law was passed. The reality is the San Francisco Building Department seldom issues a Notice of Violation for Mold – even when it looks like this photo. They say they don’t have the trained staff to perform the inspections. We can assure you the few NOVs for mold that we have seen were definitely not prepared by anyone with any toxic mold training. … heavy sigh…Please contact your Supervisor and request help based on this Bill.
New California state and SF City laws took effect on January 1, 2016. The biggest change is Senate Bill 655 (SB 655) or the Mold Housing Act.
Proper mold remediation is done by trained workers appropriately clothed with mask. Correctly installed and functioning engineering controls. Ducting is well sealed. Descent electrical wiring for machinery along with correctly installed lights.
Mold makes people sick Remember the Salem witch trials in New England 300 years ago? Ergot 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 favorite restaurant. But water damage […]