Client said, hey their are mushroons growing under the floor

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Client said, hey their are mushroons growing under the floor

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lclark
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Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:17 PM       Post Subject:

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Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:39 PM       Post Subject:

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first i'd find out were the water is coming from, report it for repairs, and the area to be rebuilt, then i'd tell the client that it's "mushrooms" not "mushroons" icon_cool.gif icon_wink.gif
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Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:40 PM       Post Subject:

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That photo was from todays inspection. That crawlspace was a mess. It took me forever to write the report.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:45 PM       Post Subject:

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I know Jay, use the spell check right.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:53 PM       Post Subject:

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Caoimh?n P. Connell
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Posted: Oct 23, 2005 10:00 AM       Post Subject:

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Hello Larry ?

Although impossible to tell from a photo, the white mycelial mats and the fruiting bodies (the ?mushrooms?) appear to be similar with the fungal organism responsible for ?dry-rot? (Serpula lacrymans).

If, so, in my experience, the mycelia may have invaded the timber to such an extent as to have seriously compromised the structural integrity.

Of course, I could be completely wrong.

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Joseph Hagarty

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Posted: Oct 23, 2005 10:18 AM       Post Subject:
Larry:

The Fungus could possibly be Meruliporia incrassata (Poria) which would also be a structural concern.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/ppb-wif.htm

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Posted: Oct 23, 2005 10:21 AM       Post Subject:

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Thanks Caoimhim,

What are the health risks, if these floor joist are not replaced? The clients don't plan to move in till next spring,the house will be empty all winter.

Larry

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Will Handley

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Posted: Oct 23, 2005 12:09 PM       Post Subject:
In California, only termite inspectors are allowed to say "Mushrooms", the rest of us, "Mushroons" icon_wink.gif
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Caoimh?n P. Connell
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Posted: Oct 24, 2005 9:32 AM       Post Subject:

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Hello Larry -

The health risks are almost exclusively limited to falling through the floor when the joists have rotted out. (Is "rotted" a real word?)

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