Ten Steps to Avoid Mold Problems and Lawsuits in the Rental of Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Written by Phillip Fry

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5. The building owner or manager should avoid hiding or camouflaging mold problems by deceptions such as painting over mold growth; concealing mold growth behind stored items, furniture, furnishings, and decorations; and maskingrepparttar distinctive smell of mold growth with air fresheners and deodorizers. The smell of mold is fromrepparttar 110075 digestive gases ofrepparttar 110076 mold eatingrepparttar 110077 building materials.

6. A prospective tenant should inspect and mold testrepparttar 110078 proposed rental unit (prior torepparttar 110079 signing of a rental lease) with a Certified Mold Inspector, or by using a do-it-yourself mold inspection checklist, his sense of smell, a good flashlight, and mold test kits to determinerepparttar 110080 mold status ofrepparttar 110081 rental unit.

7. In doing such inspection and testing,repparttar 110082 mold inspector (orrepparttar 110083 tenant himself) should do an all-around physical examination ofrepparttar 110084 building for both visible and hidden signs of water damage and mold growth. In addition,repparttar 110085 inspector orrepparttar 110086 tenant should mold testrepparttar 110087 air and visible mold growths in all rooms,repparttar 110088 basement, crawl space, attic, garage, plusrepparttar 110089 outward airflow from each heating/cooling duct register.

8. Mold testing requires mold laboratory analysis and mold species identification ofrepparttar 110090 collected mold and air samples. In building locations with previous floods or leaks,repparttar 110091 examination should also include fiber optics inspection to look inside water-penetrated ceilings, walls, and floors for hidden mold infestations.

9. The landlord or rental manager should disclose in writing to all prospective tenants any previous or present building water and mold problems, and whatrepparttar 110092 owner or manager has done, if anything, to correct such problems. Attach these water damage and mold disclosures torepparttar 110093 rental lease agreement so thatrepparttar 110094 tenant acknowledges receipt thereof.

10. In consideration of, and based upon,repparttar 110095 landlord’s accurate and complete mold disclosure, andrepparttar 110096 tenant’s full and unrestricted opportunity to inspect and testrepparttar 110097 rental unit thoroughly and carefully prior to signingrepparttar 110098 lease,repparttar 110099 lease agreement may include a clause that releasesrepparttar 110100 landlord, rental manager, andrepparttar 110101 rental real estate agent/broker from all mold liability torepparttar 110102 tenant.

For more mold inspection, mold testing, and mold remediation information, please visit:

http://www.certifiedmoldinspectors.com http://www.moldinspection.com http://www.moldinspector.com/mold_removal.htm http://www.bleach-mold-myth.com

Phillip Fry is a Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and author of the books Mold Legal Guide and Mold Health Guide

Okay Monkey Put Down The Fruit and Raise Your Arms

Written by S N James

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Out of these cases he has found thatrepparttar monkeys do eatrepparttar 110074 crops. But, Mr Hunt says thatrepparttar 110075 vervets do not consume unripe food. He has found that they only eatrepparttar 110076 edible part of fruit, fallen torepparttar 110077 ground, caused from an insect. Therefore, asrepparttar 110078 fruit is unlikely to be sold and is thus perishable due torepparttar 110079 insect, no original damage was caused to their income by vervets. Also, fruit sold in markets are picked unripe giving no reason forrepparttar 110080 monkeys to eat them.

As you encroach upon an area, a point comes when human meets animal. The outcome of this interaction depends on our view and attitude towardsrepparttar 110081 animal. So, when a troop of vervets came down fromrepparttar 110082 hills near Ga-Rankawa Hospital near Pretoria it was reported that a nurse was injured from being scared andrepparttar 110083 hospital employees were victims. This would be a natural reaction givenrepparttar 110084 negative image.

The vervet are not only ones, evenrepparttar 110085 African wild dogs have beenrepparttar 110086 victims of this also. According torepparttar 110087 WWF website [www.wwf]repparttar 110088 killing “has resulted in immense decline in their range and numbers on whose populations continue to dwindle – only 500 or so remain”. Instead of being detested they are quickly becoming a tourist attraction. Hopefully this will help towards eradicatingrepparttar 110089 vermin label. The Green Bank (a subsidiary of WWF) are even funding a project to aid this canine. There’s hope yet.

Is there? Certainly not if people exist such as this following individual. He advertises killer instruments,repparttar 110090 most efficient ways to kill vermin. They include gin traps , neck traps and 1080 poison. Possession ofrepparttar 110091 former is banned in 90 countries including those inrepparttar 110092 EU. Even worserepparttar 110093 poison is banned worldwide due to its potential threat. One spoonful of this stuff can kill a hundred people.

Even withrepparttar 110094 well known Kruger National Park there is much to do for wildlife conservation in South Africa. The killing ofrepparttar 110095 large animals may have stopped but given time and awareness ofrepparttar 110096 vermin classification may hopefully change attitudes towards savingrepparttar 110097 grandfather ofrepparttar 110098 ape world and other such problem animals.


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