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Read mould expert Phillip Fry's suggestions for eradicating Hong Kong mold, as published in
Hong Kong's South China Morning Post
on April 16, 2010


EnviroFry Offers Thailand Do-Your-Own Mould Tests
with Tape Lift Sampling, Pictures, & Lab Report


“Homeowners, other property owners, managers, and tenants in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Mueang Nonthaburi, Udon Thani, Chon Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Hai Yat, Pak Kret, Si Racha, Phra Pradaeng, Lampung, Mae Sot, and elsewhere in Thailand, can now identify and quantify at low cost the toxic mould species types that may be infesting their buildings by using the do-it-yourself EnviroFry Scotch Tape Lift Sampling & Mould Pictures Testing Protocol,” announces EnviroFry co-manager  Phillip Fry.

Fry is a Certified Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Environmental Inspector, Certified Remediation Specialist, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialist, and webmaster of www.envirothai.com and
www.thailandfloodmold.com.

The do your own mould testing protocol includes these steps:

1. Lift Tape Sampling

The property owner, manager, or tenant uses inexpensive, clear, transparent, sticky, one inch (2.54 cm) wide adhesive tape, such as Scotch® brand or similar tape that is cut into three inch (7.6 cm) long strips to collect the mould samples.  Complete Scotch tape lift sampling instructions are provided at
www.moldexpertconsultants.com/diy_mold_testing.htm.

Scotch tape lift sampling is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to do mould sampling in Thailand when a person---  

(a) Sees mould growing on a wall, ceiling, floor, carpeting, furniture, heating/cooling duct register, or other surface;

(b) Wants to know whether a particular stain, discoloration, growth, or mystery substance on the wall or another surface is actually toxic mould;

(c) Smells possible mould
odors (caused by the digestive gas emitted by mould eating the home, building, or contents) and wants to test a number of surfaces upon which elevated levels of airborne mould spores may have landed or been deposited, such as on walls, window sills, window and door trim, refrigerator top, kitchen cabinet tops, undusted furniture, heating/cooling duct registers, and the return air filter in the heating/cooling system; and/or

(d) Wants to test the inside walls of heating/cooling ducts for the possible presence of elevated levels of mould spores.

2. Take and Submit Pictures of Water Damage and Mould Growth

To supplement the collected lift tape samples, the property owner, manager, or tenant takes close up pictures with a smart cell phone or digital camera of any visible building water damage or mould growth, as well as pictures of the entire building, room, and areas from which the close up photographs were taken.

3. Send Lift Tape Samples and Mould Pictures to Mould Expert Phillip Fry for Lab Analysis and Fry’s Written Report Analyzing the Lab Results and Pictures

Up to three different collected lift tape samples (or alternatively, 2 inch by 2 inch physical samples of the actual mould growth itself as cut from mould-infested building materials or other surfaces such as carpeting), along with the lab “chain of custody form” available at
www.moldexpertconsultants.com/diy_mold_testing.htm,  are then mailed (or sent via FedEx or an alternate delivery service) to EnviroFry, 10104 Sheridan Rd., Montrose, Michigan 48457, USA, along with the a check or money order for U.S. $200 payable to EnviroFry, or, alternatively, credit or debit card payment by sending money via www.paypal.com to the PayPal email payment address of phil@moldinspector.com.

Each additional lift tape sampling or physical mould sampling above the first three is only U.S. $35.00 per sampling to be lab analyzed.

Mould, building, and room or area pictures, along with a detailed description of any known building water leaks and flooding history or mould damage problems, should be sent either as actual photographs to the company address, or, preferably, as email attachments to
phil@moldinspector.com.

Within five business days after EnviroFry’s receipt of the lift tape samplings and the mould pictures, Phillip Fry will provide via email: (a) the mould lab results from an expert USA mould analysis lab accredited as an American Industrial Hygienists Association EMPAT Laboratory; (b) Fry’s written analysis, opinion, and report as to the extent and severity of the mould infestation, as evidenced in the submitted samples and mould pictures; (c) Fry’s specific suggestions on how any discovered mould problem can be removed and remediated effectively, safely, and affordably.

Read Fry’s recommended ten steps for effective mould removal at
www.moldinspector.com/mold_removal.htm.

For more information about the EnviroFry Scotch Tape Lift Sampling & Mould Pictures Testing Protocol, please email Phillip Fry
phil@moldinspector.com or phone U.S.A. 1-810-639-0523 or cell-phone 1-480-310-7970, and visit www.moldexpertconsultants.com and the mold inspector directory www.certifiedmoldinspectors.com.

To be trained and certified as a Certified Mold Inspector and Certified Mold Remediator, visit www.ecology-college.com.

 

Email:  phil@moldinspector.com

Phone:  USA 1-480-310-7970

Thailand Mold Questions and Answers from Mold Consultant Phillip Fry

Q.
 December 24, 2011. Basically, the situation is that rain water leaked through cracks into the wall of my boss’s Bangkok, Thailand, home, causing the built-in laminated wooden wall inside the master bedroom to be wet.  It has been left dry so long that you can see changes in color of the wood.  So we would like your qualified team to inspect and see if it is safe to stay in that room, how much mold presents in the room both in the air and on the surfaces, types of molds, then solve the problem completely and verify if it safe to stay after all remediations are carried out.  Besides this master bedroom, we also would like your team to inspect other parts of the house which have the same situation. His house was not flooded. Your prompt feedback would be appreciated.  By the way, please also advise what he should do in the meantime while waiting for your company’s mold inspection and mold remediation services.


A. Thanks for your good explanation of your boss’s mold situation. Until Certified Environmental Hygienists Fry and Montero can inspect, test, and remediate any mold problems in the house, your boss can take these immediate steps for the protection of his and his family's health: (1) tape large sheets of clear plastic over all of the visibly-apparent problem wall areas----this covering of the affected walls keeps any mold spores from going into the breathing air from the any hidden mold infestations in the covered areas; (2) in all affected rooms (where obvious wall damage), select from: (a) not using those rooms and sealing off the doors with clear plastic sheeting; (b) running continually an adequate-sized HEPA indoor air cleaner (buy at a large appliance store) in each affected room; or (c) open a window in each such room and continually run a fan that directly exhausts room air to the outdoors. Step 2 above lowers or gets rid of dangerous, elevated levels of breathable airborne mold spores; (3) don’t run/use the air con system anywhere in the house until we have inspected the air con equipment and ducts for hidden mold infestation (likely in the facts of your boss’s situation). The first step by Fry and Montero (who are also Certified Mold Inspectors) would be their thorough and professional mold inspection of the entire Bangkok house to determine locations of hidden mold growth (e.g., inside walls, air conditioning equipment and ducts, etc.). This inspection can be done in one full workday, and their professional services will also include: (a) their verbal and written reports as to their findings and conclusions; (b) their detailed, step-by-step written mold remediation protocol of how to fix the problem. The remediation protocol plan can then be used by your boss’s own workers or, better yet, by Fry and Montero (who are also professional Certified Mold Remediators). If your boss wants USA mold lab analysis of any collected mold samples (e.g., from inside the affected wall or walls, air con system, etc.) to know the precise types of mold species inhabiting the house, the lab fee is $60.00 per sample collected and submitted . One or a few submitted samples is adequate, but mold lab analysis is optional on your boss’s part because Fry and Montero don’t need to know the mold species type to remove it. Mold remediation procedures are the same regardless of the type of mold species.  The protocol plan would include a bid from Fry and Montero to do the mold remediation if desired by your boss.
 

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