Here is your daily summary of Home Inspection News for Friday, July 22, 2017.


Classification of buildings mold threat using electronic nose

Mold is considered to be one of the most important features of Sick Building Syndrome and is an important problem in current building industry. In many cases it is caused by the rising moisture of building envelopes surface and exaggerated humidity of indoor air.


Woman says house is uninhabitable; sues sellers, Town of Newburgh

Within days of her Sept. 21, 2016, closing, a contractor made an alarming discovery: floor joists resting on bare earth instead of a foundation slab, and areas where the wood was rotting and damaged by moisture and termites. Now Cotich is suing the sellers, Linda and William Lodge, the Town of Newburgh, code compliance Supervisor Gerald Canfield and code officer John Terry, and others, including real estate agents and the man she hired to inspect the property on her behalf.


Know your floors before trying to restore them

The term “linoleum floor”, is often used to describe any sheet or non-ceramic tile flooring. If it is, in fact genuine linoleum, the care requirements will be different from asbestos tile or vinyl tile. Be sure what floor you are dealing with.


Toledo Receives Nearly $3 Million for Lead Paint Upgrades

Toledo officials say the city has received nearly $3 million in federal money to help rid homes and rental units of lead and mold hazards. A city spokeswoman says low-income residents or landlords with low-income tenants can apply for the grants, which will cover a variety of lead-based repairs and improvements.


How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Fabric

 


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Daily Home Inspection News – Friday, July 22, 2017 – Linoleum floors, Lead paint, Termites, Litigation, Sick Building Syndrome
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