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Old 05-17-2006, 08:15 PM  
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I would look into various things before dumping Love Canal levels of Diazonon around the house. you may want to talk to a good bug guy



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Old 05-18-2006, 12:33 PM  
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Thanks for Asbestos for your reply again.....

This thought has crossed my mind...we'll get another inspection first to see what the real extent of repairs needed...this would be good for an atorney to have as well as getting the place fixed...



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remember you can always fix it. given of course enough time and money. sometimes big problems have simple answers.
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Asbestos.....
Yes time and money...In this city...ALL the houses were build in the 1920s to 50s. And real estate comes at a premium price here...Most of all the houses here are in a constant state of repair...being a harbor city.

Why did i buy here?...the OL wanted to live here. So i am going to fix it....

Another question:...What materials are less prone to termite...and dry rot???
Inotherwords are there plywood...2x4 studs...that are chemically treated...

If the stucco has to be torned off to replace the rot...i would wanted wood materials that would be more impervious to damage...

I know in some cases people have just demolished a building to rebuild a new one...lol. I am not in a position to to that...

So my thought is if i were a boat builder...what kinds of wood could be use to better withstand the moisture and rot?

Thanks your replies appreciated...Starrider

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there are some compounds that you can treat wood with ahead of time. I think 'timbor' is one. google that. Treated wood is used in HI where they have super agrresive termites. Don't know what the codes say about that here.

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Another question.....i was thinking of calling a 'mold/house' inspector. He would inspect the house for mold and also do a house inspection.....

However after talking to another realtor...she advised me NOT to call the men in "white coats" to do the mold inspection but rather just get another termite inspection first and if after the termite guys thought mold was present ...then call the mold specialist.

I asked why???.....in so many words i gather she was telling me that if i got a mold inspection specialist...it would put a stigma on the house should i want to sell it in the future...( i think that was what she was saying)...

However she then went on to say that she knew of someone who had a dead cat that rotted under her house...that cause that person to become very ill.

My wife thinks i am just nick picking...

Your input appreciated thanks again...Starrider

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Hi Guys...

Another question...

Is there a way to find out if a property has had a 'mold' issue in the past?
As the new owner to the above mention property...no mention of mold was mention.....As you know disclosure disclosure disclosure is important.

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That is why your agent was not sure you should get the test. you test for mold and it comes back positive. you have to disclose. you don't test and you can say "I don't know"

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Thanks Asbestos and Everyone.....really appreciate your input/responses...

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Another question.....On one wall where there is a water leak comming inside thus causing the floor to have a black stain creeping out an inch and running along the floor board...on the hardwood floor(inside).

This is the room where the smell is quite strong!

My question is while i am waiting for repairs...would it be ok to hit that black stain with bleach? I know this might only be a temporary solution...as i have learned from all of you that the water leaks have to be eliminated...or the problem will just come back...

Also was thinking perhaps of brushing on some Jasco...however i have heard that Jasco... according to the building code...can only be used outside as it is very toxic...i assume?

Back to the wall leaking water...Not sure where the water is comming from?...could be from the roof...from rain water running down the side boards and seeping inside on to the floor....or it could be from the deck that is attached outside to the wall...if the flashing along the wall is not adequate?

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