What can I do about mold?

Mold Many residents complain about mold in their homes. No recognized federal, state, or local health agency has created a standard for acceptable and unacceptable levels of mold inside a building. Consistent mold growth can be indicative of moisture issues resulting from plumbing or other leaks in the home.  Inspectors address any active sources of moisture (roof and plumbing leaks, bathroom and laundry humidity, and venting problems), but can only address the presence of mold as a general sanitation issue.  It is up to residents to clean up existing mold colonies or negotiate with property owners over their removal. The RI Department of Health provides education on mold and supplies this informational pamphlet. Testing for the presence of mold is not recommended by the Health Department.

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1. Where is my septic system located?
2. I want to buy/build a shed do I need a permit?
3. I want to install a fence do I need a permit?
4. I am installing a pool do I need a permit?
5. I am replacing my roof shingles, do I need a permit?
6. I am replacing my siding do I need a permit?
7. I am replacing my existing deck do I need a permit?
8. I am replacing my decking and railings without modifying it, do I need a permit?
9. I am replacing my kitchen cabinets do I need a permit?
10. I am installing replacement windows, do I need a permit?
11. I am installing new windows do I need a permit?
12. I want to finish my basement do I need a permit?
13. I am replacing my flooring do I need a permit?
14. I want to build an addition or a dormer do I need a permit?
15. I want to install a sign for my business do I need a permit?
16. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
17. What can I do about mold?
19. How to petition the Zoning Board of Review?
20. What documentation is needed at a preliminary review?
21. How do I create a Radius Map and Abutters List?
22. After the preliminary review and the application is accepted, how long is the wait to appear before the Board?
23. What should be expected at the hearing?
24. The Board has approved/denied the application, what happens next?
25. Does the variance or special use permit expire?
26. Is there any recourse if my application is denied?