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Picture of toxic mold growth in a New Zealand home.
Likely infestation of the deadly Stachybotrys mold inside a shower wall in
a New Zealand residence. Picture taken Sept. 7, 2013.

     Q. Sept. 7, 2013. We have discovered mold (see attached picture) in the walls behind a shower and adjoining toilet wall. We have currently bought 3 weeks ago a16 year old brick house which has had a new shower vanity and toilet put in. The building inspector didnít spot it during his inspection before sale however once we moved in and started using the shower which also was leaking the smell became more noticeable. I have opened up the rear of the shower and found black mould nearer the outside wall. The smell has increased. We have stopped using the shower. Using a mask and gloves I cleaned and scraped and bagged the mould and then added a Janola bleach at 4 parts to 1 and sprayed the entire wall base 2 days ago and then again yesterday. Also I put a dehumidifier into and closed the room leaving the window open. Last night we had to evacuate as the smell became nauseous and spent the night in a motel. This morning there is still a smell in the toilet area but feel it is still drifting within the house. Have opened all windows. Have now turned of the dehumidifier as it seems to be pushing it into the house. As I believe this may affect our health so I ask if you can go through the process of effectively removing the mold in a healthy way. Is there someone in New Zealand or close to Wellington in the North Island. Trust you can advise quickly as it is of great concern
     A. We are sorry that you are having this big mold problem in your newly-purchased home. We know of no qualified mold experts in NZ, but I'm sure thare must be some. Your picture depicts what may be the deadly Stachybotrys mold (which causes severe health problems including brain tissue destruction). First, Please put a small sample of the most serious mold growth (collected from your removed building materials)to send to our USA lab for analysis. How to do your own home mold testing to collect samples of surface mold and mold in the air are explained in the "how to do your own mold testing" section of our website www.moldexpertconsultants.com. Second, you would be helped big time by reading several of my mold advice ebooks that send you by email attachment for quick delivery to you in NZ. Especially valuable in your situation is to read (in this order): (1) Mold Health Guide; (2) Mold Monsters; (3) Mold Home Remedy Recipes; and (4) Do It Best Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention, only US $15 each at our site www.moldmart.net.  Third, we can send you via international airmail the highly-effective mold killer Bio3Blaster ozone generator, contractor model, (US$880 plus postal delivery cost to NZ).  Read about how to use our high output ozone gas generator at our site www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com. When ordering you need to specify that you need the 220 volt system for your NZ use. Only the contractor model is available for 220 volt. The contractor model produces a huge amoutn of ozone gas (28,000 ozone units per hour) to kill mold spores and mold growth in your attic, basement, crawl space, room interiors, and inside walls and ceilings (by inserting the generator's hose attachment into two inch holes that you open up in each wall and ceiling section.  You will also be helped by reading the 10 steps for effective mold removal posted at www.moldinspector.com/mold_removal.htm. Please note that bleach is NOT an effective way to kill mold---find out why bleach is ineffective at www.bleach-mold-myth.com. Please email us your follow up q's at phil@moldinspector.com. Best wishes, Phillip  and Divine Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienists, Certified Mold Inspectors, and Certified Mold Remediators

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Mr. Fry and Ms. Montero are both Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, Certified Environmental Hygienists. Mr. Fry is the author of five mold advice ebooks:
Mold Health Guide; Mold Legal Guide; Mold Monsters; Do It Best Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention; and Mold  Home Remedy Recipes.  
 
Mr. Fry has over 14 years experience in mold and environmental inspection and remediation, and he has been the webmaster of the internetís most prominent mold advice website
Mold Inspector since 1999. Phillip and Divine are the co-managers of EnviroFry
ô, a world leader in mould and environmental inspection and testing.

Mr. Fry is also the training instructor for Ecology College Online, which trains and certifies Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, and Certified Environmental Hygienists worldwide. Phillip Fry can also teach in person mould and environmental training and certification classes in New Zealand for New Zealand residents and companies who wish to be trained and certified as Certified Environmental Hygienists, Certified Mould Inspectors, and Certified Mould Remediators.
 
Environmental experts Phillip Fry and Divine can provide New Zealand mould and environmental mould inspection, testing, removal, remediation, and NZ staff training.. Contact them by
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Mould (Fungi):

Mould or mould is a fungus that eats and grows on and in damp or high moisture or decaying organic matter. It comes from a microscopic fungi microorganism in either air, water or insect-borne spore form. Mould spores are small reproductive cells that are resistant to unfavorable environmental conditions such as no water, and is capable of mould reproduction fungal growth when water and organic materials exist. They are very small in size & can easily enter the human body by breathing (nose & mouth), eating mould spores (often IN food and landing ON food), drinking mould infested water, entry through one's eyes, and entry through open skin cuts and sores.

Moulds are found in every environment and can be detected year round, either indoor or outdoor. Mould growth outdoor is usually found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves and other materials decompose. Indoor mould growth, on the other hand, is common in elevated areas with high indoor humidity levels such as basements, crawl spaces or showers. Generally, moulds infest in dark areas with both moisture and nutrients. They also like dusty or musty papers, cardboard, carpet, upholstered furniture and bedding, damp wood, air-conditioner insulation, coils, and drain pans, even in furnaces and automobiles, and drain pans under frost free refrigerators.

Moulds contribute in the breaking down of leaves, wood and other plant debris. Somehow without moulds, we would be on edge with dead plant matter. They digest plant debris as their food. While growing, moulds produce acids such as citric, gluconic,  and oxalic which can damage paper, leather, cloth and other household properties. They are also capable of producing stain causing color which are difficult to remove.

Some people are sensitive to moulds. For these people, living or working in mould infestation can become permanent health afflictions, allergies, sinusitis, or in worse cases, cancer and death. Individuals with serious allergies to moulds may have more severe reactions such as fever and shortness of breath. People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mould infections in their lungs.

Exposure to moulds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, runny noses, eye irritation, congestions, asthma aggravation, severe headaches, dizziness and fatigue. More severe symptoms may involve profusely bloody runny noses, the coughing up of blood, severe headaches, fibrous growth in the lungs, cognitive dysfunction and loss of memory.

Based on these and more other dramatic cases, moulds are potentially dangerous and cannot be ignored. They must be removed as soon as they are discovered. Safe and effective Mould Remediation and Mould Removal are thoroughly explained in our Do-It-BEST-Yourself Mould Prevention, Inspection, Testing, & Remediation Mould Book.

There are several types of moulds. Stachybotrys chartarum, the deadly mould species, was reported already of its toxicity even  in the early 1920s. In general, Alternaria and Cladosporium (Hormodendrum) are the moulds most commonly found both indoors and outdoors throughout the United States, and worldwide including New Zealand.. Aspergillus, Penicillium, Helminthosporium, Epicoccum, Fusarium, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Aureobasidium (Pullularia) are also common in the US, New Zealand, and worldwide. Learn about the different Mould Species.
 

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