Mold Fungus & Fungi
Terms and Terminology:
Meaning & Definitions
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Definition of Mold
Any substance, such as pollen, mold or
animal dander, that can trigger allergic response in humans and
Chain of Custody:
A mold laboratory form which is completed by the Certified
who collects the mold and fungus samples to record the details of the mold
sampling work done, and to
document both the transfer of custody of the mold samplings directly
from the inspector to the mold lab, & their receipt by the analysis
Mold or fungus [fungi] that is inactive and awaiting future moisture
and food to begin mold fungal reproduction and growth.
parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll, a rigid cell wall,
leaves, true stems & roots. Multicellular. Composed of thread- like
hyphae. Reproduces by spores.
Fungi usually are filamentous, with the single filaments being
termed hyphae. Fungal hyphae grow and branch to make a filament
A fungus or fungi that eats and grows on and in damp or high moisture or
decaying organic matter. Synonym:
Human allergic reaction [such as skin rashes, open sores, and
respiratory problems] from exposure to airborne mold and fungus spores & indoor
mold growth. Read all about mold allergies and available medical
mold diagnostic and treatment procedures in the in depth ebook
Mold Health Guide.
Mold Analysis Laboratory.
A scientific mold lab
that specializes in, or provides, the analysis,
identification, and quantification of mold and fungus [fungi] species from mold
and fungus samples
Safe, effective & total removal of mold
and fungus spores & mold growth from
buildings & personal possessions.
The thorough physical examination of a building by a
to find & locate visual & hidden mold and fungal growth & water problems that
enable mold and fungus spores to grow into mold colony infestations. Includes
mold testing & mold laboratory analysis of collected mold samples
and samplings. Certified mold inspection and mold tests are
often necessary to file a mold insurance claim.
A mold professional who has been specially trained in the detection
of toxic mold and fungal contamination in homes, condos, apartments,
offices, & commercial buildings. The mold fungus expert
inspector utilizes high-tech inspection devices such as
moisture meter [to find water problems hidden inside walls,
ceilings, and floors], fiber optics [to look inside walls & ceilings
for mold infestation], timed mold culture plate impactor, air
sampling pump & cassettes, & hygrometer [to check for the high level
humidity that mold can grow in]
Advanced, in depth mold inspection and mold tests to find all mold
infestation inside a building. See
Certified Toxic Mold
An environmental attorney, environmental lawyer, or mold attorney
who specializes in prosecuting or defending mold-related legal
problems and lawsuits. Read Phillip Fry's in depth ebook
Mold Legal Guide.
Mold and fungus prevention requires effective and regular building mold
maintenance to prevent roof leaks, water leaks, water problems,
mold-causing high humidity, and toxic mold fungal growth.
The safe & complete killing & removal of mold and fungus spores & mold
growth from mold contaminated homes and other buildings.
Effective mold and fungus remediation usually requires the removal of
mold-damaged building materials and the use of a fungicide to kill
mold and fungi and an antimicrobial coating to prevent future mold growth &
mold removal is done by a
Certified Mold Remediator
Mold Remediator: A
mold fungus professional who has been specially trained as a mold
remediation specialist for toxic mold and fungi detection, mold
decontamination, mold fungi inspection, mold and fungal testing, mold
and fungi sampling, mold
prevention, mold and fungus remediation, mold and fungus removal.
Certified Mold Remediator.
A written presentation from a
to his client of his physical building inspection findings &
mold and fungus sampling mold lab results, detailed analysis thereof, and
recommendations for specific mold fungi remediation &
fungus removal steps
required to remove any mold problem documented in the mold report.
A small reproductive fungal cell that is resistant to unfavorable
environmental conditions such as no water, & is capable of mold
reproduction fungal growth when water & organic materials to eat
Mold Test Kit.
Do-it-yourself sampling of room & HVAC air, & physical
sampling of visible mold fungal growth into easy-to-use mold culture
plates/mold test kits for mold lab analysis and mold species
identification. Buy mold test kits from a large hardware or home
Collection by a
of direct physical samples of visible mold, mold, fungi, and of indoor air samples
in rooms, attic, crawl space, basement, & heating & air conditioning
equipment & ducts, so that the mold samplings can be grown by a mold
mold culture plates [viable mold
testing] to produce full- grown mold colonies for mold lab analysis
and mold species identification by a qualified mold laboratory..
Mold instruction, education, & certification at a professional toxic
mold school, mold class, mold seminar, or mold course for mold
inspection, mold testing, mold fungus remediation, mold fungi removal, mold
prevention, and mold business practices.
Sick building syndrome:
an environmentally unhealthy house or
other building containing mold fungal infestation, biological
contamination, or lead paint, asbestos, radon, etc., resulting in
serious health problems for its occupants.
Toxic Black Mold:
A fungus or fungi that emits chemical mycotoxin poisons that become airborne
& cause serious human health diseases. Toxic mold & black molds include
brain-damaging Stachybotrys toxic mold [often misspelled
Viable mold test:
Immediate microscopic analysis of the
collected substance to determine: (1) whether it is mold fungus or not; (2)
if mold, how many mold and fungus [fungi] spores are present in sample;
possible, to identify the few mold and fungi species that can be visually
identified without the highly accurate
mold lab analysis done after 5-7 days' mold culture plate growth.
Mold growth on bottom of rug resting on wet marble floor in a
mansion in Makati City, Philippines. Water wicks up from the ground
beneath the concrete floor and marble to wet furniture and rugs
resting on the marble floor. Picture taken by Certified
Environmental Hygienist Divine Fry, April, 2011.
Extensive mold growth inside the attic of an expensive mansion in
Makati City, Philippines. Mold growth is the result of roof leaks.
Picture taken by Certified Environmental Hygienist Divine Fry in
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