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Old 11-02-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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In the northern part of Michigan tearing up there's drywall and insulation to have a local contractor spray foam insulation did some research on it and it's probably a better idea to sub this one out. But as far as the mold or is this mold?

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Old 11-02-2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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The black stuff looks like it is.

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Great now what? Obviously get rid of all of it.

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Great now what? Obviously get rid of all of it.

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Looks like it to me also. Have the customer call their insurance co. and check for coverage, and go from there! Nothing to play with, how much do ya have or seen?
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Looks like it to me also. Have the customer call their insurance co. and check for coverage, and go from there! Nothing to play with, how much do ya have or seen?
That's about it I wouldn't have seen it at all but I had to skim coat the whole house they had paneling on every wall and removing it damaged the drywall because of the glue Nails Etc..
And then they came up with the idea to spray foam in the walls facing Lake Huron. So as I was removing it I've noticed it along the bottom foot for about 3 or 4 feet. I appreciate any information on what someone else might do. I would obviously remove it and Doucet real good with microban. Right to wait till it stops raining and peel back the siding on the exterior see if I can find anything else that may have made this happened. Also in the crawl space. Thanks again

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:43 PM   #7
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You should check with the owner of the property and with your insurance company as "The M word" can open up a major can of worms. To get a reality check, talk to your local realtor about it.
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In the northern part of Michigan tearing up there's drywall and insulation to have a local contractor spray foam insulation did some research on it and it's probably a better idea to sub this one out. But as far as the mold or is this mold?
What....Wait..What did you say??


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The last job I did that had mold on the backside like that (and some on the wall face), the house needed repointing in a major way. The brick had been painted so it covered a lot of sins.
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if you are ripping it out what else can you do... is it only the framing? is it any wear else..
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if you are ripping it out what else can you do... is it only the framing? is it any wear else..
I'm hoping it is, its low and behind the baseboard heating unit. I guess I could crawl in the crawl space and see if there's anything out of the ordinary. That I guess microban the affected areas call it good. Thanks for your response.

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The last job I did that had mold on the backside like that (and some on the wall face), the house needed repointing in a major way. The brick had been painted so it covered a lot of sins.
Yikes! When I get back up there I'm going to pull the siding back from the face of the house to see if there's any other issues. Thanks for your coming

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If there's any significant area of mold coverage(more than a foot or so) then I wouldn't touch it. Your insurance almost definitely doesn't cover you for mold remediation and that's probably stachybotrys chartarum which is the mold that everyone is scared of.

Even just demolishing the affected materials can cause the spores to spread and then you are potentially liable for any future mold issues or health problems. It's relatively easy to get it taken care of and can be devastatingly expensive if you do it yourself so I don't see the benefit of taking the risk.
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Your insurance almost definitely doesn't cover you for mold remediation and that's probably stachybotrys chartarum which is the mold that everyone is scared of.

Even just demolishing the affected materials can cause the spores to spread and then you are potentially liable for any future mold issues or health problems.
Isn't there some sort of form realtors have that states if anyone has ever had any knowledge of mold on the property? I think that's where the liability of "M word" goes backward to that homeowner and then that homeowner can dump it on a contractor(s) because nobody likes holding the party bag alone.
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If it is just around windows only that is pretty common no big deal. If itís everywhere thatís another issue.



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If there's any significant area of mold coverage(more than a foot or so) then I wouldn't touch it. Your insurance almost definitely doesn't cover you for mold remediation and that's probably stachybotrys chartarum which is the mold that everyone is scared of.

Even just demolishing the affected materials can cause the spores to spread and then you are potentially liable for any future mold issues or health problems. It's relatively easy to get it taken care of and can be devastatingly expensive if you do it yourself so I don't see the benefit of taking the risk.
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Isn't there some sort of form realtors have that states if anyone has ever had any knowledge of mold on the property? I think that's where the liability of "M word" goes backward to that homeowner and then that homeowner can dump it on a contractor(s) because nobody likes holding the party bag alone.
Realtors really have nothing to do with it. Lawyers do. If there is an issue where the mold needs to be remediated(for whatever reason) or someone is suffering from health issues due to the mold, then the insurance company that is footing the bill for either of those situations is going to look for someone else to pay the tab. If you, as a professional service provider, have tampered with the area, knowing that there is mold present, then you are probably going to be involved in the lawsuit. Because it's unlikely that your insurance covers you for mold remediation, they will be going directly after your personal assets.

At least that's my understanding of the usual scenario. I have worked in this field before and had extensive conversations with litigation attorneys and various people within the insurance field but that doesn't mean I have it exactly right.

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