The reports are back and the news is not happy. Why is it that I struggle to keep my house plants alive, but my basement seems to be a veritble greenhouse? As I whined earlier, our basement flooded during Hurricane Irene, though moisture has long been a problem down there. Now the situation can only be described as gross (well also perhaps as "disgusting" and "health hazard").
Among the charming residents in the basement are: Strachybotrys, Cladosporium, Hyphae, Pencillium/Aspergillus, along with other Ascopores and Basidiospores. The air quality inspector not only suggests immediate remediation, but also that we contact our family doctor about exposure to these molds.
YUCH! Of course, I would like all this to have been ripped out last week, but it is not so simple, as we are dealing with the insurance company (who basically doesn't cover for flooding or mold, but because of a technicality we might get a little $) and also try getting a mold remediator in the Northeast a few weeks after Irene.
Today's whining will now come to a close. If you hear me sniffling or see me taking Tylenol for a headache, it's just a few related symptoms from exposure.