How To Avoid Getting Sued From Mold Growth: Interview With Baltimore Maryland Mold Expert Shari Solomon

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 22, 2010

SI Restoration is excited to have Shari Solomon an expert in mold testing and mold issues interviewed by Jeffrey Cohn owner of SI Restoration a Baltimore Maryland mold removal remediation company .

Jeffrey Cohn handles many questions about mold from homeowners and property managers.Some mold removal questions pondered:

1. How to use an Industrial Hygienist or not and what is an Industrial Hygienist?

2. How do I know it’s mold or just dirt marks?

3. Is testing necessary?

4. Does bleach work?

5. What happens if I don’t use an Industrial Hygienist?

6. If tenant is complaining about mold but I don’t see any, what do I do?

This interview is a fact finding mission, to educate those who deal with mold issues in Baltimore Maryland and are offer solutions to solve those questions that are not asked by most property managers and homeowners.

Here is an example of the interview:

Q: Shari, if the tenant is complaining about possible mold but I don’t see any, what do I do?

A: Jeff as already discussed, industry standards base an indoor mold problem on visible mold growth. Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. A thorough visual investigation by an experienced industrial hygienist, who understands building science and moisture-related issues and is knowledgeable about where hidden mold may exist, is recommended.

According to the EPA, regarding hidden mold, “in some cases, indoor mold growth may not be obvious. It is possible that mold may be growing on hidden surfaces, such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Some building materials in Baltimore Maryland, such as dry wall with vinyl wallpaper over it or wood paneling, may act as vapor barriers, trapping moisture underneath their surfaces and thereby providing a moist environment where mold can grow. “

“You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and building occupants are reporting health problems. Investigating hidden mold problems may be difficult and will require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth—make sure to use personal protective equipment (PPE). If you believe that you may have a hidden mold problem, you may want to consider hiring an experienced professional. If you discover hidden mold, you should revise your remediation plan to account for the total area affected by mold growth.”

Jeffrey Cohn felt that Shari Solomon was a good source for educating the public on mold issues and different ways to handle the way mold is removed. Please go to and look for the Shari Solomon interview under mold remediation.

For further questions please contact either Jeffrey Cohn with SI Restoration at 410-458-5371 or Shari Solomon with

Compliance Environmental International, Inc
509 McCormick Suite Q
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061


Interesting ariticle from one of our competitors in Maryland, but he doesn’t work with Mold Remediation Virginia.

I’m not sure why, but he’s only in MD.

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