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The Health Effects of Mold

The presence of certain mold and mold spores in a building can result in adverse health effects ranging from mild to severe. Some molds can deteriorate the structure of a residence. Health effects may include, but are not limited to; asthma, allergy symptoms, watery eyes, sneezing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, blurry vision, sinus congestion, sore throat, dry cough, aches, and pains, skin irritation, headaches, memory loss, and fever. As humans vary greatly in their chemical make-up, so does the individual’s reaction to mold exposure. For some people, a small number of spores from certain molds can cause ill effects, in others, it may take many more before effects are noticed.

According to the American Air Quality Council, the following is a synopsis of an EPA statement regarding the effects of hazardous and toxic substances; the effects of hazardous materials on an individual are subject to the duration and intensity of the exposure as well as the individual’s health and personal habits. Whether or not symptoms develop in people exposed to fungi depends on the nature of the fungal material, the amount of exposure, and the susceptibility of exposed persons. Susceptibility varies with the genetic predisposition (e.g. allergic reactions do not always occur in all individuals), age, state of health, and concurrent exposures.

For these reasons, and because measurements of exposure are not standardized, and biological markers of exposure to fungi are largely unknown, it is not possible to determine “safe” or “unsafe” levels of exposure for people in general. To date, the EPA, CDC, or Massachusetts Department of Public Health have not established any PEL (permissible exposure limit) for mold.

 

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Mark Weinzierl

Associate Inspector

Hi, my name is Mark, I am married and expecting my first child any day! Previous to becoming a home inspector, I was a science and engineering teacher and later a property manager.

I joined the team at Metro Boston Property Inspections in 2021. It has been a great experience working with and learning from the many professionals here at MBPI.

For many, buying a home is the biggest financial decision they have ever made. As a licensed home inspector, I get to help people during this exciting and stressful process by teaching them about the homes they are hoping to buy.

I look forward to meeting you when the time comes to for you to purchase your first, or next home!

Robert Madzar

Residential Construction Home Inspector

My name is Rob Madzar I joined the Metro Boston Property Inspection team this year after 30 years of working in residential construction.

  • In addition to my home inspector license, I have a construction supervisor’s license and a real estate agent’s license.
  • I am mold certified
  • I was looking to join an established inspection company with a proven track record of excellent Customer service, and high expectations of their employee’s professionalism. I found both at Metro Boston Property Inspections.
  • I look forward to helping show clients our high standards.


We provide real estate inspections for both residential and commercial clients ranging in size from small garden-style apartments up to 50,000 SF commercial properties. We provide our clients a computer-generated narrative report within 24 hours of the inspection for residential clients and 2 businesses for commercial clients.

Missy Boyle

Operations Manager

Hello, my name is Missy and I am the Operations Manager. I have been with MBPI since June of 2017. I came to MBPI with an extensive real estate background. I worked as a licensed real estate assistant for over 12 years at one of the largest real estate companies in the world.

I love helping clients and agents alike by educating them on our services and doing whatever I can to accommodate their busy schedules! I consider it a personal challenge to exceed everyone’s requests. I love talking with people and can relate to them and what they are going through because of my real estate background. I also love when it’s time to follow up with our clients and agents after the inspection…it is so wonderful to hear all the kind things they have to say about our inspectors and how thorough and wonderful they are!

Customer Service is a HUGE priority for all of us at Metro Boston Property Inspections, and we can’t wait to help you when you’re ready for us!

Tod Whiting

CEO and President

Hello, I am pleased to introduce myself to our past and future clients. I am a Massachusetts Licensed Home inspector, Certified Radon Measurement Technician, Certified Mold Inspector, Registered pest Inspector, and Certified Commercial Inspector.

Prior to the creation of MBPI, I was a franchisee with Allstate Home Inspection & Household Environmental Testing, 1998 to 2007. As a member of AHI, I was hired by corporate to provide training to new franchisees.
Training and coaching are passions of mine and I enjoy developing new inspectors in order to create the most consistent inspection experience there is.

I am a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), Indoor Air Quality Association, and the Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. I am an affiliate member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America.

For 22 years I coached competitive fastpitch softball from kindergarten instructional leagues to college showcase teams. I still play softball today on a co-ed team with my daughters.

My real passion is running my business and creating opportunities for our team, our clients and our referral partners to realize their dream life and to develop opportunities to make a real difference in our community and the world.