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Mold Expert Explains How Extreme Weather Increases Dangerous Toxic Mold in Buildings Worldwide

Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry links extreme weather to extreme mold growth inside weather-impacted homes, commercial buildings, and public buildings.

Montrose, MI, September 25, 2014 -- “Ever-worsening extreme weather worldwide is significantly increasing the number of homes, commercial buildings, and public buildings that are infested with dangerous toxic mold growth,” warns Phillip Fry, mold expert, Certified Environmental Hygienist, and webmaster since 1999 of the mold information website www.moldinspector.com.

“Whether it is the devastating typhoon Yolanda in 2013 that killed over 6,000 Filipinos, or the widespread flooding in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A in 2013 and 2014, or the deadly floods in India and Pakistan in September of 2014, weather is becoming far more extreme and destructive over the past few years,” adds Mr. Fry, who is also a Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Mold Inspector, and Certified Mould Remediator.

What is often overlooked as an unexpected consequence of extreme weather is the resulting extreme toxic mold growth in homes and buildings that are damaged by extreme weather. Extreme weather causes mold growth in several big ways:

1. Extreme rainfall and overflowing rivers cause flooding into buildings through crawl spaces, basements, flooded building levels, and leaks and defects in roofs and siding.

2. Building flooding soaks the insides of floors and walls, and thus causes massive and hidden mold growth in such areas. Visit www.floodmold.com and www.moldinspector.com.

3. Continued droughts in Arizona, California, Nevada, south-central Washington State, and other dry areas in Mexico and Central and South America, facilitate the widespread spread of airborne mould spores of the deadly mould disease Valley fever, also called coccidioidomycosis, which is an infection caused by the fungus Coccidioides.

4. Record heat waves in Australia, China, western USA, and in many other areas across the globe, whether from global warming or natural peaks and valleys in weather temperatures cause people to increase their use of air conditioning.

Whether a window air conditioner or a central air conditioning system, air conditioners are mold factories because of the combination of a wet environment and a continual input of airborne mold spores and mold food in the form of organic dust. Visit www.airconditionermold.com to learn more.

5. Extreme cold weather, such as experienced in Canada, USA, Europe, and North Africa, during the 2013-2014 winter season causes extreme mold growth because: (a) frozen water pipes burst causing flooding and toxic mold growth inside ceilings, walls, and floors; and (b) roof ice dams (from the melting and re-freezing of melting snow) back up melting water beneath shingles and into attics to drive mold growth therein.

Property owners and tenants owning or living in houses and buildings that have suffered extreme weather should arrange for a thorough mold inspection and testing of the building, including inside its heating/cooling equipment and ducts, walls, floors, ceilings, attic, basement, and crawl space.

To schedule mold inspection of a residence or commercial building in Arizona, California, or Nevada should contact EnviroFry western sales manager Lee Maglanoc. Email azmoldinspector@yahoo.com or phone 602-757-1918, or visit the websites www.scottsdalemoldinspection.com or www.tucsonmoldinspector.com.

To arrange for mold inspection in Midwestern, Eastern, or Southern USA, contact Phillip Fry. Email phil@moldinspector.com. Phone toll-free 866-300-1616, 810-639-0523 or cell phone 480-310-7970, or visit www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

Phillip Fry, Manager
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone 810-639-0523
Cell Phone 480-310-7970