I have a client who is sure she has mold.
- Her home was finalized in 2005.
- She’s had 4 roof leaks repaired by the builder on her metal roof and ceiling s repaired.
- In July of last year she had an in wall pipe burst/leak: builder removed the moldy drywall (she saw it and took photos) and the builder fixed the leak
Then - a water damage repair company (with a Nationwide name) removed the remaining damaged drywall and Bamboo flooring and charged $23K for their service. (this affected 2 bathrooms, and walls shared by family room and 2 other rooms)This company had their employees in haz mat suites, shielded work areas, fans, the whole bit.
- Neither the builder or the second repairing company did a mold test at any time even though they both have IN WRITING commented that they observed what could be microbial growth.
5.Both allowed the HVAC to continue to run during all tear outs and repairs.
She was having headaches and blackouts within weeks of moving in (prior to any leaks that we know of)
Now - she is being seen by respiratory specialists and starts coughing within 20 minutes of being in the home.
She also has 3 small short haired dogs - no hair loss, no nasal discharge and no health issues have arose.
She has Bamboo flooring throughout the 3000 sq ft home - no tile or carpeted flooring anywhere.
She changes her super duper filters each 3 months and she claims they are black when she changes them (no she did not have one for sample)
I called in a licensed Air Quality company to do the initial testing - the results will be in Monday.
But I think its Formaldehyde.
Does anyone know a company in Hillsborough Co. Florida that does testing for [size=4]Formaldehyde in the air? I called Pro Lab and they do not have any testing supplies for this.[/size]