Debunking some toxic mold myths

In 2000, a new “toxic mold” panic swept the country, and after 16 years of untold lawsuits and billions of dollars spent, major myths still plague and unnecessarily panic association boards, managers and homeowners. The myths all too often cause

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Mold at Marina del Rey Condo (CA) Complex Made Him Ill, Ex-State Senator Alleges

Former state senator and Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden sued a Marina del Rey condominium complex Friday, alleging a water leak into his unit developed into mold that made him ill.   Read the article……………

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HOA Horror: Toxic Stories About Mold Pt. 4

Mold is a fungus.To Some degree, it is always in the air- both inside and out. Mold is an equal-opportunity organism, and it doesn’t discriminate between new construction and older buildings, geographical locations or poverty and wealth. It can attack

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HOA Horror: Toxic Stories About Mold Pt. 2

Although Bizar is the president of his small association, it is by default. No one else would – or could – step up. The moisture and leakage problems could not be fixed because the necessary special assessment to cure the

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Tenant looks for help after mold mess makes her home unlivable (CO)

Months after feeling ill a Denver woman discovered a big mold problem in the condo she was renting, but weeks later she’s turning to the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers after getting stuck in a blame game between her landlord and

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There’s One Thing You Need To Do When Mold Appears: Act Fast

Mold loves moisture. It doesn’t grow overnight, but co-op and condo boards need to act fast when it appears because mold-induced health complications – and lawsuits – can be devastating.    Read the article…………

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Seven Ways to Fight Mold – And Win

It’s the scourge of households everywhere: the unsightly, unsanitary, unbecoming sight of mold. But waging war on mold means more than launching a full-scale assault when you see it (though that can be part of the battle plan). Instead, consider

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Mold Faithful: Four Things You Need to Know About This Unwelcome House Guest

Co-op and condo boards must take any reports of mold in their buildings seriously – and address them quickly, thoroughly and properly. Here are a few basics all boards should know:  Read the article…………..

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Mold in Your South Florida Condo

Dr. Cohen is a snowbird, who usually resides in his South Florida condo six months out of the year. Upon returning from his stay up north, he finds that while he was away, his toilet overflowed, causing mold all over

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Mold: Is there a fungus among us? Part 1 of Insurance: What you need to know

Welcome 2016! While the expression “out with the old and in with the new” comes to mind, remember, too, that this is a great time for review. Start off the new year by reviewing your association’s insurance policies to better

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Condominium owners sue city and county over building defects (CO)

Citing long-standing problems stemming from rotted infrastructure, mold and other water-related damage, Centennial condominium owners are suing the Pitkin County commissioners, the city of Aspen and the governments’ affordable housing program.   Read the article…………

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Mold Remediation and Conflicts of Interest

Finding mold is never fun. Where there’s mold, there’s probably a leak. And once a co-op or condo board is notified about the presence of mold, it needs to move quickly to not only eliminate the mold safely but also

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PMG accused of mold problems at tony UES condo building (NY)

Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group is facing a lawsuit from residents at 823 Park Avenue who claim faulty insulation at the Upper East Side building has resulted in mold growth throughout the property. Condo owners at the luxury building, located

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Condominiums and Mold –What can a unit owner do?

A Florida woman is complaining about an issue that we see frequently: a neighbor with a severe mold problem. See attached news article.    Many condominiums and townhouses are constructed in a manner so that mold in one unit can

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Resident Tips for Mold Management in Your Homeowners Association

It has been a problem that man has battled since the dawn of time—controlling mold. It lurks in the corners and can cause major damage and nasty health issues. It doesn’t matter where you live – as long as moisture

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Mold forces family to flee home

For the past two years, the Carlsons and their three children have battled constant illness, financial distress and emotional turmoil as mold overtook their home.  “We didn’t think we could afford a new house. It was a nice step up,”

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Cleaning up moldy St. Pete (FL) condo is dangerous job

Crews spent Friday gutting the inside of a moldy, vacant condo in St. Petersburg. The black mold was so bad that it was spreading to neighboring units.  Removing this kind of mold is a detailed, dangerous job. Workers wore respirators

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Work being done on moldy condo making St. Pete woman sick

A St. Petersburg woman upset about black mold in the condo next door is now breathing easier in a hotel, after an 8 On Your Side investigative report.     Read more………

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Mold takes over St. Pete condo, creeps into neighbors’ homes

Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers.  She’s been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems. Recently, she had peak inside the condo next doors and couldn’t

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