Advanced Building Assessment, Inc.
Sept. 24, 2012
-- Earlier this month, WFTV broadcast a report about residents of the Catalina Isles Condominiums in Orlando dealing with mold contamination issues in their homes. This was the second time in as many years that the station highlighted problems faced by residents of the complex.
According to the report, when the issues first came to light two years ago the city found hundreds of code violations at the property. Recently, things have gotten so bad that some residents told WFTV that they want the city to shut the place down.
When a property experiences moisture from a leak or other water incursion, or if elevated levels of humidity develop, it can take as little as 24 to 48 hours for mold to begin to grow on many common building materials, furnishings and household belongings. Exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause allergies, trigger asthma in sensitive individuals, and even lead to infectious diseases in people with a weakened immune system.
“Exposure to mold occurs primarily through the inhalation of airborne spores and fragments of the mold,” reported Eric Osking, M.S., CIEC, President of Advanced Building Assessment, a local indoor air quality expert. “The spores and mycelia fragments can become airborne when materials are disturbed and when the fungi naturally release spores into the air building occupants breathe. It’s important that people don’t live, work or go to school in environments with high mold levels.”
The experts at Advanced Building Assessment have decades of experience educating and helping people with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Advanced Building Assessment also provides public insurance adjuster services and home inspections to property owners across the state of Florida.
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Advanced Building Assessment is a leading provider of environmental consulting, home inspection and public adjuster services for clients across Florida.