Mold

Discussion in 'Flooring Potpourri' started by Daris Mulkin, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Nick Arrera

    Nick Arrera Traitor

    ever notice how you have to empty your pouch of cpt fiber every now and then just from using your knife and putting it back in the pouch .
    that tells me you are breathing new fibers when installing also .
     
  2. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Amazingly enough, we routinely choke on all of the loose fibre attached to product from our cash & garrry guy, but when we pick up an order from our Carpet One dealer, we immediately notice a lack of loose fibre on the product. They don't vacuum, but do sweep the floor between making cuts.
     
  3. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Lets explore some of the micron size particles that can and do wind up in your lungs. After doing certain jobs, do you have headaches, or runny nose, or a cough, or shortness of breath, or dizziness, or sneezing. If so it may have come from you put airborne during the installation procedures.

    For example, cat allergy: The major cat allergen, called Fel d 1, is found in cat saliva, dander from sebaceous glands in the skin, fur and anal sebaceous glands.

    For more information google Fel d 1 and enjoy (yuck).

    Now it is your turn to name an airborne particle
     
  4. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    Bingo, that's the worst one for us (especially Deb), she never had an issue with cats before working with me in this trade, but since she has suffered so badly working in cat occupied houses, and some not very clean, she abhors them.
     
  5. Wesley Holley

    Wesley Holley Pro Member

    This is one reason when writing inspection reports I never state that I found mold.
    I always write "A mold like substance was evident" etc..etc.. Since I don't test for mold.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  6. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here is the report. After you read it, ask your questions and what are your conclusions.
     

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  7. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    As a person with zero knowledge of this. My first glance through those pages says there isn't much of a problem.
    Were any temperature and humidity readings taken?
    I ask that because churches are notorius for setting the thermostats pretty low. That's not good from a mold standpoint.
     
  8. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Lo you are correct. Now why and how did you come to that conclusion? No temperature or relative humidity readings were taken because it was not necessary at this point. If we had gotten high mold readings in a particular test area then we would explore why which would have included these two tests.

    Also look at sites 7 & 8. Can you explain the stage has a reading and site 7 does not have that same reading and they are together?

    Also, why do you think the outside readings were so sparse?
     
  9. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    The readings all fit near the low end of the range, so I figured low was good enough to make it a non issue or a relatively safe reading/count. (low medium high)

    Could spilled Holy water, water for flowers, and the flowers themselves be part of the issue on the stage? There wouldn't be much of that down in the sanctuary area. I assume spores from mold and pollen were in the count.
    (I didn't read all the details in the names of the contaminants and what their sources were.)

    I figured the sanctuary and stage as one space but having differing conditions, so two readings were needed in that area.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
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