Evaluating what to save from a mold-contaminated structure: What to save and what not to save is the question we must agonize over after we find out all of our worldly possessions have been sitting inside a mold-contaminated structure filled with mycotoxins. Sometimes these buildings are homes we personally own but other times they are rental units that will ultimately be someone else’s responsibility to clean up. Either way, we still face the same dilemma—can our personal belongings be salvaged? [Read more…]
My Mold Story~
In 2007 our family was exposed to a water damaged home. We lived there for about 9 months with a leaking roof. This was a new home with a huge hole in the dining room ceiling caused from shoddy work and a leaking roof. Once we finally moved we decided to rent for a while. The rental I believe had mold under the carpet. I later found out a previous renter had overflowed the bathtub and I’m sure it wasn’t properly remediated.
My mold journey probably started over 30 years ago when after we built our second home and started having water leaks in the basement when it rained.
I started having sinus issues leading to 3 sinus surgeries and one ear surgery. I tested positive for several mold allergies. Later, I developed anxiety, panic attacks and depression. I had neurological symptoms from a past event (undiagnosed bartonella and babesia) that were getting worse and vertigo and dizziness.