Mold and Mildew

   Mold is a problem for that has recently been the subject of many news and health investigations. Once unheard of, it is now an important concern for anyone who is purchasing a home. Be sure to investigate the following resources and educate yourself about the structural and health hazards mold and mildew can present.

Mold on Ceiling.

Close up of mold spores.

"Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxi substances (mycotoxins)."

"Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem."

"Mold may be hidden in places such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc."

From "A Brief Guide To Mold, Moisture and Your Home" issued by the EPA.


The EPA's A Brief Guide To Mold, Moisture and Your Home

An article published in the News and Observer

Another article from the N&O

An article published in Broker Agent magazine

An article published in the Washington Post

xSpores, a local mold inspection company based in Raleigh

Mold and Human Health, an NC Public Health site

Moisture Control and Prevention Guide, on NCSU's website

Indoor air quality publications by the EPA

The EPA's site on Air Ducts

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association

Mold Across America, a nonprofit organization

The Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse (IAQ INFO) at
PO Box 37133 Washington, DC 20013. 1(800)438-4318.

A copy of Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers can be obtained by writing or calling:
U.S. GPO Superintendent of Documents, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Stock #055-000-00390-4. $24.00. Phone: 202-78-33238.

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