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Old 01-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Location: Maryland
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I am really scared of my ceiling which is the floor of the space under the building roof. No one on the Board of Directors of our Community cares about having regular inspections of these multiresidential buildings attics/crawl spaces. So my concern is that if I spend a lot of money doing a comprehensive renovation of my ceiling, I can't be sure that that fixes the problem. It has to do with condo insurance and master plan inusrance. So just realized that I may find a rational management of my health by googling for the exact problem and it worked!!

I'm especially sensitive including the pores of my skin (some of the openings referred to in the Jewish Bathroom Prayer, got to love it) to the air around me.

Immediately came up with this consumer friendly information by the State of Illinois. Something I think is worth sharing. Now if it applies to mold, it can apply to all sorts of chemicals that collect under the roof. I do like the suggestion of having a plastic covering over the insulation. Mine is blown in fiber glass. I got fiber glass poisoning in my home .in Garland TX because the ducts needed replacement and I just thought the mainenance service was conning me. No medical specialist could help me. I figured it out myself. Called the maintenance company and they needed masks to work in my home.

I also think there should be a way to test the dry wall of ceilings by periodic puncturing them. I tried it with an already opening and got scared. I'm 5' on a 6' ladder and 83YO and alone so it's scary because who knows when I'll get sick (like Hillary Clinton). No one should be on a ladder alone in the first place.
Seemed to me the dry wall was crumbling. I quickly patched it up, scared to death it would all fall down in a little pile and I'd be blamed for tampering.

What I've been doing is those little "nail" openings, I've place plain packaging tape over them. Seems to me the air is better but it might be delusional. Otherwise, my condo is very easily air-controled.

I figure if putting a plastic cover over the floor of the attic above me is helpful, then maybe I can have a plastic cover over the ceiling. Just figured this all out and thought I'd share immediately.

Mold Facts and Homeowners Insurance
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