Written by Carolyn Willbanks
Individuals and families with mold problems in their homes have often been forced to take severe measure to recover their health.
- Some individuals whose homes have been contaminated have no choice but to leave their home. They often lose most or all of their belongings. It’s a fact that many soft or permeable surfaces cannot be effectively uncontaminated from mold exposure.
- Some individuals have fled to desert areas where mold is known to be very low. Some have opted to live in tents with completely new clothing, personal items and tools. You might be interested in reading the book ‘Through the Shadowlands’ by Julie Rehmeyer. She shares her account of becoming bedridden much of her days by chronic fatigue syndrome cause by mold sickness. Her path to recover was difficult, but she was persistent, and almost fully recovered her health. Amazon.com carries the book.
- Many families have moved to temporary living arrangements until mold remediation efforts are completed.
One such family, Sam and Anita Brown and their three children from Salisbury, MD opted to move temporarily into a 37-foot camper which they parked behind their moldy home.
The Brown’s mold problem occurred when a poorly installed heat pump spread moisture throughout the duct system, causing mold spore to buildup and spread through the house.
The Browns fear that the mold has caused respiratory problems for them and their 3 children. Sam Brown took his family to another city to see a doctor who specializes in treating mold-related allergies.
Meanwhile, the Browns have launched a crusade for their county to adopt an inspection process for HVAC installations. Even through their house is ruined, they are hoping to help prevent the same thing from happening to others.