Category Archives: George Hatcher
Independent Mold Inspection
Call (800) 686-1992 ByeBye Mold’s certified mold inspectors will thoroughly check your property to quickly assess the scale of your problem if you reside in or near California. ByeBye Mold services are Fast and Reliable. We believe mold detection should … Continue reading
Catching and preventing Indoor Mold Problems
You can help prevent mold with some planning ahead of time. Mold spores travel through the air and when they land on moisture, they grow, and propagate. Indoor mold growth can cause health problems like allergy, asthma attacks and pneumonia, … Continue reading
Dry it up, Homeowners, This mold’s on you
ByebyeMold is reminding you that it is time to dry it up. Heavy rains and wet weather is increasing the likelihood of mold. Rainy weather increases the odds of mold. Get rid of the moisture, get rid of the wet … Continue reading
Avoid the $500,000 Housecleaning
A couple whose Washington townhouse was contaminated with stachybotrys took five years of remediation that equalled the cost of the house. Their remediator told them “I have really bad news for you. This looks like it goes in every direction…I … Continue reading
Mold and the law: Chain of Custody 1
In mold cases, damages paid are often directly related to insurance company misbehavior rather than the health consequences of mold exposure. Science has not yet set standards for exposure duration, or how much mold will cause symptoms. Hence, if your … Continue reading
Sandy Mold Inspections. Mold is Bad Business.
Everyone may be losing jobs in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland but in the wake of Sandy, look for an increase in mold-clean up and service related business start-ups. But it takes more than ambition to … Continue reading
Mold Issues in Court: Catch 21 and 1/2
You know what the catch 22 is, right? The solution to the problem refers the problem back on itself. It’s a paradox. Here’s the original one by Joseph Heller: There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified … Continue reading
Lose the water, lose the mold, but that’s not the end of the story
Mold grows when water and moisture provide a mold-favorable environment in or out of buildings. If you detect a leak, control it immediately, whether you need to hire plumbing or construction professionals or you can do it yourself. Once the … Continue reading
Isaac Will Leave Trail of Mold: Fema 606
The news is filling with films of floods and rescues, people navigating louisiana towns in boats, and dramatic rescues of stranded families. It’s just the beginning of the water troubles, many of which will end in mold. For some of … Continue reading
Tips for reducing household mold
1. Vent bathrooms, dryers and moisture producing devices to the outside. 2. Clear Air conditioning vents to maintain ventilation. 3. Run de-humidifiers in basements and crawlspaces. Keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. … Continue reading
Mold Product Expose exposed
You may have seen this ad circulating that a major new mold product is out there that will clear out the mold, eliminate spores, work on porous surfaces, put up an impermeable barrier, move your furniture for you, speak three … Continue reading
Saturated Carpet: How to fix
Another question from the BYEBYEMOLD Archive We have a basement play area for our kids that took in several dozen gallons of rain water over the weekend. We are concerned now in drying the carpeting and padding that we have … Continue reading
Can blank mold spread if my windows are open?
Another question from the BYEBYEMOLD Archive CAN BLACK MOLD ON THE PATIO CEILING FALL ON MY BED CLOTHES AND FURNITURE IF I HAD MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPEN. CAN IT BE BLOWN ON TO EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE BY THE … Continue reading
Common sense Reasons to Go Pro
Of course some remediation firms discourage you from getting a professional mold assessment. They say you don’t need it. They say you can do it all yourself. Maybe you’re a great “do-it-yourselfer” or have construction expertise. But for most people, … Continue reading
What health symptoms are common with mold exposure?
Another question from the BYEBYEMOLD Archive What health symptoms are common with mold exposure? Allergic reactions are the most common mold health problem from exposure such as allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, asthma associated aggravation and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. A toxic affect may … Continue reading
Llama farm becomes Mold Farm
This moldy house took two years of litigation with an award of $732,250 upheld against the seller of the house, destroyed a couple’s dream of a horse farm, and broke up a marriage If you’re in California, you might want … Continue reading
Appeals Court says Mold case can go forward
Title Url Author Summary Better Science Means More Toxic Mold Lawsuits Reuters Stephanie Rabiner Last week we talked about the this mold case, The case is Cornell v. 360 West 51st Street Realty et al., New York State Supreme Court, … Continue reading
EPA Says 10 things about Mold
Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth … Continue reading
Is spraying enough?
From the archive of ByebyeMold Question My apt had mold in hall area & bedroom closet. Maintenance sprayed & some returned.Also, we just discovered mold in vents in bedroom & wet spots on ceilng & wall. 2 family members got … Continue reading
Do you have to leave a Moldy Trailer?
From the archive of ByebyeMold Question IF MOLD IN YOUR HOME HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED,& YOU’RE CONSTANTLY GETTING SICK,DOES THAT ALSO MEAN CLOTHING & PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IN THE TRAILER IS CONTAMINATED? IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO REMOVE THE MOLD,DO … Continue reading
FAQ: Teacher Exposed to Mold in The Classroom
From the archive of ByebyeMold Question I was exposed to several molds beginning ~1998 at the school in which I taught. Could I possibly still have “mycotoxins” in my system? Can I be tested for this somewhere and somehow? I … Continue reading
FAQ: What Are Renter’s Rights When it Comes to Mold?
From the archive of ByebyeMold A renter asks What Are Renter’s Rights When it Comes to Mold? Renters rights can be a sticky legal question so first remember that we don’t give legal advice. It all depends on 1. your … Continue reading
Farfield Leaky Roof; Mold Not Far Behind
What is Fairfield Warde High School going to do? Leaky roofs are a health issue for teachers and students because they lead to mold, and the 250,000 square feet of roof that need to go up at Fairfield Warde … Continue reading
Kensard Manor Cited for Mold, Mold and More Mold
72 year old Zola Blivin took a sample of a mysterious material out of her apartment to her physician. He wrote a letter to her regarding the toxicity of what he believed to be “mold spores” and suggested his patient … Continue reading
Toxic Mold Lawsuit Funding
Victims of mold infestation who have legal representation can borrow on the strength of the lawsuit, especially when there is illness, in cases of toxic mold when someone is responsible for the illness due to negligence or lack of due … Continue reading
Did Mold Kill Brittany Murphy?
A new lawsuit asks the question, did mold kill Brittany Murphy? And if so, why didn’t her family’s lawyers inform the family of the potential wrongful death case? If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call … Continue reading
Do you think your Mold is Depressing? Guess what?
A study by epidemiologist Edmond Shenassa has linked mold to depression. Are you surprised? Shenassa found a connection between damp, moldy homes and depression. The results of the investigation were published in American Journal of Public Health. Causative factors include … Continue reading
Mold at Hawaii Convention Center
Little surprise that Hawaiian properties can have mold issues. It’s surrounded by water, after all. There’s even mold at the Hawaii Convention Center. There are leaks from tile and grout leading to drywall that is holding moisture, and, according to … Continue reading
Mold and your Health: a word on medical testimony and the law
Toxic mold litigation varies as much as mold itself does. Defendants range between architects, construction companies, commercial and residential landlords, property managers, contractors, and insurance companies. The biggest hurdle plaintiffs face is the lack of legislative guidelines. Furthermore, due to … Continue reading
Eight Waterford Classrooms Infested with Mold
Waterford Elementary is one school in New Jersey that is plagued by mold. After so much stormy 2011 weather, the roof has been leaking even more than in prior years, and the damage is bad. Water damage of course leads … Continue reading