Let me start off by saying that I am not a mold specialist, nor do I test for mold.  In fact, home inspectors are not even allowed by the NC Home Inspection Licensure Board to call a substance mold unless they are experts in the field.  We can and do use the words mold-like substances even if it’s obviously mold.  However I did study microbiology in high school and college and my first major was medical lab technician.  I am familiar with mold and other micro-organisms and have worked with them extensively.  Now as a licensed home inspector I work closely with real estate professionals in the transaction of homes.  There is a lot of misconception about mold as it relates to homes and this article is an attempt to clear up the…



Source by Judy Abernathy