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Chaetomium found, Remediation necessary?

 
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AustinS



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Chaetomium found, Remediation necessary? Reply with quote

All of this mold stuff makes me want to vommit due to the overwelming amount of complicated and sometimes conflicting information. I did not realize what I was getting into. On our shower door corners the track was poorly caulked it leaked into the sheetrock. Not knowing any better I fixed this for cosmetic reason with putty a couple times. Our daughter was recently diagnosed with mold allergies so we decided to have this room tested for mold. We just got the air sample test back. The only thing found in our bathroom was Chaetomium sp. The raw count was 5, the Spore/M3 was 33. I guess that is approximately 33 per cubic meter. How much concern should I have for this count? We were planning on remodeling this bathroom anyways and will be ripping all of the sheetrock out under the shower insert and will be sure to do a thorough job at the moldy spots. I have been reading about sanding the 2x4s, spraying the wood & encapsulating it. Is this a reasonable do it yourself job or do you think professional remidiation is needed?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a silly low number. There will be more put into the air when you do the demo. So make sure you control airflow when you start your remodel.

But 5/33 is a nice low number. You'd be exposed to thousands from working out in the garden. Any stachybotrys found?
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AustinS



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is encouraging. No Stachy or anything else found. Thank you very much.
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