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So you want to avoid water damage and mould in a new apartment or house: What do you do? In this show, I talk about some of the things I’ve been finding and looking for as my family looks for a place to live. There are tips and tools in this show to help you identify a potential issue either in your own home or a home you’re considering moving into and it’s my hope that after listening to this show and taking a look at some of the past shows on mold illness and water damage, that we raise awareness on just how important it is to keep an eye on issues with leaks and drips, the state of our rooves, the way water pools when it rains and start building and demanding healthier houses and maintaining them well for healthier people inside them!
Framework for the Discussion:
My personal house-hunting journey – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly as I find clues to water damage or bad building quality while house hunting in Sydney, Australia!
You’ll learn the top things to spot to know whether a place is water damaged and what to do about it if you own the property and what to avoid if you’re house hunting to rent.
The better we maintain our buildings the healthier we’ll be and the less our homes will cost to remediate with major repairs down the track.
Additional learnings in the following podcasts:
- Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrom (CIRS) explained by Dr Sandeep Gupta: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast-55-chronic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-with-dr-sandeep-gupta/
- Moving from a water damaged home and my Low Tox trials: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/show-77-alexx-stuart-talks-about-moving-from-a-water-damaged-building-and-kicks-off-low-tox-trials/
- Different treatment protocols available shared by Dr Ann Shippy: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/show-169-dr-ann-shippy-treatment-protocols-for-mold-illness/
- Top Differences between pinned and pinless moisture meters https://www.wagnermeters.com/moisture-meters/wood-info/pin-pinless-meter-differences/
- Hygrometer – You could go an analogue Hygrometer for a great budget option that does the job or for a little more you could go with something like this https://www.instrumentchoice.com.au/humidity-amp-temperature-monitor-ic800016 that’s digital. These are great to have for a lifetime and then whenever there’s something really up and the outdoor/indoor humidity has a big discrepancy, that’s when you can look to hire a good building biologist who understands humidity and building science to help you figure out how best to fix the excess humidity situation.
- My Whole Mould Story https://www.lowtoxlife.com/my-whole-mold-mould-story/
- Dr Sandeep Gupta’s Mould Illness Made Easy course to step you through cause, effects and treatment options. https://www.moldillnessmadesimple.com/register/standard/?aff=alexxstuart
- Mould and water damage explained by Nicole Bijlsma, Building biologist https://www.buildingbiology.com.au/hazards/mould-2.html
- Webinar I did with Nicole Bijlsma on what my symptoms were and how the clear link in retrospect was our apartment https://www.lowtoxlife.com/bonus-webinar-nicole/
- How to avoid moving into a water damaged house https://www.lowtoxlife.com/10-ways-to-avoid-mould-water-damaged-buildings-when-hunting-for-a-property/
And past podcasts I’ve done on Mould illness and Moving house:
Show 55 with Dr Sandeep Gupta, one of Australia’s foremost physicians treating people with suspected negative health effects from mould/mycotoxins/water damaged buildings: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast-55-chronic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-with-dr-sandeep-gupta/
Show 77 How I went about moving house when we had to leave the mouldy apartment: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/show-77-alexx-stuart-talks-about-moving-from-a-water-damaged-building-and-kicks-off-low-tox-trials/
Show 169 Treatment options for mould illness with Dr Ann Shippy one of the US’s best doctor’s in the area of environmental-caused chronic illness: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/show-169-dr-ann-shippy-treatment-protocols-for-mold-illness/
Other helpful links:
My book “Low Tox Life” is also available if you still haven’t read it, on Booktopia.
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