Mold Guidance Provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health for Homeowners.

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Mold Guidance Provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health for Homeowners.

Here is a great piece of information to pass along to homeowners from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, CT DPH, a four page booklet for “Mold Guidance for Real Estate, Banking, And Insurance Communities”. This guide provides useful information on what to do if you suspect mold in your home. It covers four general scenarios:

  • Houses with no known problems
  • Houses with suspected problems
  • Houses with known problems
  • Houses that have had mold abatement performed

Mold needs water and food to grow, so the first thing to do is to stop the source of water, the second is to remove damaged organic material such as wet sheetrock and porous wet materials. Third is to clean up the clutter and non moldy items and finally air out and dry out the space.

If you do end up needing to do abatement then the CT DPH recommends that you hire a third party post abatement party to verify that the contractor has performed the abatement job correctly. To find more information and links go to CT DPH website

With links to further useful handouts such as:

  1. Get the Mold Out: Mold Clean Up Guidance for Residences.
  2. Indoor Air Quality Testing Should Not Be The First Move.
  3. Connecticut Guidelines For Mold Abatement Contractors.



David Popoff is a Connecticut license real estate agent in lower Fairfield County. He has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years and now reside in Darien since 2004.

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    • Realtor GREEN designation by the National Association of Realtors.
    • David Popoff is an accredited LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Homes and USGBC member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
    • Associate member and an accredited Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct.
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  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, NAR.
  • Contact David Popoff at William Pitt Sotheby’s for all your real estate needs in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Rowayton and the rest of lower Fairfield County.



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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

David, mold is not something that can be taken lightly. This information could be very useful to a lot of people

May 21, 2012 12:13 PM #1
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


An excellent blog post that I'm hoping will be featured. Mold is a terrible thing and causes so many health problems and damage to the home.

Thank you for putting together such a thorough outline of information that everybody needs to know. A post like this could save a life!

Thank you David.


May 21, 2012 01:32 PM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
Knowledge is the key, Ct Health Dept. has put together a lot of useful information for us.
May 21, 2012 08:06 PM #3
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  Knowledge and good home inspector is needed with mold.

May 21, 2012 08:30 PM #4
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, great information to get out to the public as mold can be very dangerous!

May 22, 2012 11:02 PM #5
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

An educated consumer is our best customer, share the information and good luck.

May 23, 2012 04:49 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Very good information.  We have seen a lot of mold issues in REO properties that have been vacant.

May 23, 2012 08:23 AM #7
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

David, I have found that mold is not scary, it is an issue that can be dealt with in most circumstances... great information

May 25, 2012 07:01 AM #8
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