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  • Mold Venting

    When molten plastic is injected into the mold, the air in the cavity has to be displaced. To accomplish this, vents are machined into the parting line to evacuate the air and are extremely important to the consistent production of high quality products. In many cases, this is an area in mold design and construction that is often overlooked. Vents should be located at the extremities of the part ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • New Arkansas Law could slow home sales & mold inspections

    A new law is set to go into effect in Arkansas on January 1st that would require anyone performing mold investigations to be licensed by the state and some area residents are concerned that not enough inspectors can readily meet the new licensing requirements. Under the new law only individuals licensed by the state can report to homeowners if they have mold in their property. To be licensed mold ...


  • Mold in Illinois Apartment Results in Lawsuit

    According to an article published by The Madison St. Clair Record, a woman has filed a lawsuit against the owners of an apartment complex in Collinsville, Illinois.  The complaint was filed on February 7th in Madison County Circuit Court.   The woman reports that she developed lymph node health issues and problems with her neck and joints as a result of breathing poor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hotel Mold Problem Results in Arson

    In January a man staying at a hotel in Phoenix was accused of setting fire to his room.  The accused man is also the one who called 911 to report the fire.  Fortunately the fire was quickly extinguished before much damage was done.    When responding investigators arrived they questioned the man who had called to report the fire and quickly became suspicious.  The man ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Massachusetts schools facing mold problems

    Students and faculty at Carroll Elementary School in Peabody, Massachusetts have complained of ‘sick classrooms’ and the school is now subject to a state inspection. Despite the mold that has already been found the city’s health department has given the school the ‘all clear’.As teachers and children across the country begin the new school year an increasing number of them are discovering mold ...


  • Mold Counts at Record Highs in Chicago

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for mold and other microbial contaminants to ensure building occupants have healthy air to breathe.   Last week’s mold count in Chicago was over 81,000 according to the Gottlieb Daily Allergy Count.  It was the highest of the season and of the past five years.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FEMA Officials on the Lookout for Mold in Illinois

    Last week teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived in Southern Illinois to begin a preliminary assessment of damage to homes and businesses from the recent flooding.  Many of these soaked structures already have visible mold growth that has area residents concerned.   According to an Illinois Department of Public Health Fact Sheet, “As molds grow, spores ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ten Steps to Find Hidden Mold Infestation

    Often mold infestation problems are hidden inside the building materials of a home, condominium, apartment, office, or commercial building. To find hidden mold problems, use the following mold investigation steps, according to international mold expert Phillip Fry, author of the e-book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention. 1. Use do it yourself mold test kits ...


    By C.M.I.C.I.

  • Mold Turns Illinois Family’s Dream into a Nightmare

    Last month it was reported in The Telegraph that a family’s dream of purchasing their first home turned into a mold nightmare.  The article describes the Farris family that purchased the home last year in Bethalto, Illinois.  According to the article, “After a series of oversights, the Farrises now say they own a house that they cannot live in; have a First Time Home Buyers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold, Asbestos and Lead Concerns in Foreclosed Properties

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide environmental assessments for lenders and buyers of residential and commercial properties across Chicago and Northern Illinois.  A recent report from RealtyTrac showed that 154 out of 206 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 200,000 had an annual increase in foreclosure activity from January through June.  On ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Forces Maryland Family from their Dream Home

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun reported about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  According to the news story, high levels of mold in the family’s home caused them to have to move out of their dream home and into an apartment.   The article reported that the family believes that the previous owners knew of the fungal ...

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mold Discovered in New Jersey Primary School

    According to The Upper Township Gazette, mold has been discovered in ceiling tiles throughout Upper Township Primary School in Marmora, NJ. The mold was discovered by the school’s custodial staff and administration during a preliminary inspection to ensure the building was ready for the school year. The mold was found throughout the entire building, but there were large ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arson Results from a Mold Problem in an Arizona Hotel

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for mold, bacteria and other contaminants that impact indoor air quality Pasadena, CA, February 18th, 2011 Last month a person staying at a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona was accused of setting fire at the property.  The accused man actually called 911 to report the fire in his hotel room.  When the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Did Property Management Cover Up a Mold Problem?

    Recently an NBC affiliate in Wisconsin reported about a case of mold contamination causing illness in a family at an apartment complex.  WGBA began the story by asking if a mold cover-up was happening.  According to the report, “A baby is fighting breathing problems and a doctor asked an apartment manager to step in and get rid of the mold. Now, the manager is accused of covering ...

  • High Mold Levels Reported Across the Chicago Area

    Earlier this month, Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the area was experiencing extremely high mold counts in the outdoor air.  The report stated that a mold count of 60,000 had been recorded and warned area residents of potential allergic reactions and encouraged people to stay indoors in an air conditioned space.   Many people recognize that high levels of mold in the natural ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Is it Mold or Sewer Gas Causing Problematic Odors?

    Two common sources of unpleasant odors in buildings include off-gassing from mold and improperly vented sewer gases.  Both problems can be rectified, but only after the source is identified.   Mold in indoor environments can create odors that can be confused for sewer gas.  Fungi can emit a musty, or earthy smell, in properties with elevated microbial growth.  If odors from ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Moves Asbestos and Mold Lab to Denver

    EMSL - 30 Years of Quality Asbestos Lab Results PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 11, 2011 - EMSL is pleased to announce the move of their Colorado laboratory currently located in Centennial to a new location in Denver conveniently located off I-25.  The new facility is a state of the art 3,800 s.f. building which nearly doubles ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illinois School Battles Mold Problems Once Again

    St. Charles School District 303 spent millions of dollars fixing a mold problem that came to light over a decade ago.  Recently, mold was discovered once again on the campus.  This time it was found during scheduled maintenance of the Norris Recreation Center which is connected to the St. Charles East High School.   The school district plans to seal off the area around the affected ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Illinois School Faces Extensive Mold Damage

    Earlier this month, The Beacon-News reported about extensive mold damage that was recently found at Lincoln Elementary School.  The school is part of the West Aurora School District and will costs tens of thousands of dollars to safely remove.  The mold was caused by moisture seeping through the school’s walls.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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