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