Picture of advanced mold growth of a new home under construction in
Houston, Texas. See more mold growth pictures from this same house on the
home page of this website.
of red mold growing on a wall in a Houston, Texas, gymnasium.
Houston Mold Q & A
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Q. Dec. 1, 2013. There is apparent mold
growth on many timbers of our new Houston, Texas, home that is presently
under construction. Are these actually moldy timbers and what should I
require the home builder to do in mold removal?
The mold pictures (see home page of this website and to the left of
this column) depict very advanced and dangerous mold growth on the timbers
of your house under construction. The home builder needs to use a portable
grinder with wire brush attachment to clean the wood to visibly
mold-free---or replace each board that cannot be so cleaned. Each surface of
each framing board needs to be sprayed with a heavy coating of Tim-Bor wood
protectant to protect the wood against both mold and termites. Tim-Bor is
EPA-registered as both a mold fungicide and and a wood-eating insecticide.
You or your builder can purchase Tim-Bor at
Any time you need my future mold help, I am here to serve you, best
wishes---Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist, Certified Mold
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Q. June 30, 2012.
know of any good mold inspectors in Houston, Texas? And does this look like
mold to you on this inside wall? There is some on the outside wall adjacent
to this area. Please see my attached picture of the red stuff growing on the
You can get a complete list of Texas licensed mold inspectors ("mold
assessment consultants") in the Houston Area from the Texas Dept. of Health
website. Although red colored mold is relatively rare, it can grow on
plastered walls that have become wet. Your picture depicts widespread mold
growth on the wall. Your picture references the picture as being a "gym"
wall. Is this a gym wall in a public place like a school or private gym
club? If so, you need to persuade the facility or administrator to have the
mold immediately tested and removed properly for the safety of gym users.
Read the 25 steps for safe and effective
remediation. If I can be of further help, please email me. In service,
Mold Expert, Certified Environmental Hygienist, Certified Mold
Inspector, and Certified Mold Remediator