Gypsum Association hurricane and flooding resources for homeowners and professionals

Drywall is a funny name for gypsum-based wallboard. Gypsum itself contains a good deal of water as it is typically formed from the evaporation of saline water. When heated, some of the water is evaporated, but the typical Flue-Gas Desulfurization (FGD) gypsum that makes up about 50% of the gypsum products used in the US still … Continue reading Gypsum Association hurricane and flooding resources for homeowners and professionals

How a Building Scientist tackles mold on the exterior of his home

Peter Yost is a building scientist and regularly blogs at Green Building Advisor. A recent post of his chronicled his adventures dealing with some sort of bio-organic growth on the recently added siding at his home — but just at the south side, not the north. Mr. Yost's wife first noticed the issue and began … Continue reading How a Building Scientist tackles mold on the exterior of his home

Faulty Geothermal Heating and Cooling System contributes to mold at historic Twain Museum

Apparently, the Hartford, CT Mark Twain House & Museum contains an amazing collection of artifacts collected by Samuel Clemens throughout his life. Sadly, however, much of that collection has been threatened by mold growth caused by a faulty HVAC system. According to Susan Dunne of the Hartford Courant: In November 2015, mold was found in … Continue reading Faulty Geothermal Heating and Cooling System contributes to mold at historic Twain Museum

Brittany Murphy’s Mother Sues Attorney For Not Filing Wrongful Death Claim Against Contractor

According to reports in Hollywood, Esq., TMZ, Huffington Post, and many others, Sharon Murphy alleges that her famous daughter, Brittany Murphy, was killed by "toxic mold" found in her home resulting from construction defects. Currently, Ms. Murphy is suing her former legal counsel because she claims that they failed to inform her of a potential … Continue reading Brittany Murphy’s Mother Sues Attorney For Not Filing Wrongful Death Claim Against Contractor