About Architect Cheryl Ciecko and her experience overcoming mold

Knowledge of building design and construction is essential for finding solutions to complicated building problems, such as water damage and poor air quality.  

There is also a LOT of misinformation out there.

My 10 year old daughter was the first to experience migraine headaches and coughing fits. The symptoms were unexplainable until we discovered Aspergillus mold in our duct work. 

My husband later became very ill from an environmental exposure to mold under the cover of an outdoor ice rink. I began experiencing symptoms as well before finding even more mold caused by a plumbing leak in our home.

When we discovered the mold and the impact it was having on our whole family, I began doing a ton of research, educating myself even more on the topics of mold, air quality, moisture management, and building defects that could lead to mold.

We are all doing well, but it was a long and costly road to recovery. One I would like to help you avoid.

I’m sharing these resources here on the Blog, as well as providing courses and masterclasses for pros and homeowners who want to further their knowledge on safe air quality and mold avoidance.

Chicago Build 2020
Construct Conference Presentation

Speaking

Cheryl has been a Guest Speaker and industry educator at many conferences geared for professionals over decades. With a track record of excellence, Cheryl has presented to thousands of building professionals, architects, engineers, university professors and code officials with outstanding reviews.

5 QUESTIONS WITH CHERYL

Providing homeowners and building professionals with education to understand building defects that lead to water damage or mold, how they can build well to prevent that in the future, and how to find safe solutions to their current building challenges.

In the words of a satisfied client: Hiring Cheryl as a consultant will help you build the highest quality home with the fewest chances of issues down the road. It’s best to bring her on as early in the process as possible to keep moisture issues in mind from the beginning of project planning. But, even if you have plans from an architect already, look to Cheryl for a second set of eyes and feedback specifically on concerns or areas to make improvements to prevent water intrusion and mold issues in a new build.

Providing homeowners and building professionals with education to understand building defects that lead to water damage or mold, how they can build well to prevent that in the future, and how to find safe solutions to their current building challenges.

I enjoy research and evaluation of complex problems related to buildings. The opportunity to make a difference for building occupants is a bonus. The opportunity to create awareness and teach people to be able to improve their living environment and health for themselves and their families. My own family was affected by mold and I want to share my knowledge to help others avoid this same experience.

The myth about my profession is that architects are only artistic designers. In actuality the profession is focused on protecting the health, safety and welfare of building occupants which often requires complex building science, structure and other technical understanding. For what I do, the myth is that water damage and mold are harmless.

Consulting

EXPERIENCE EXPERT CONSULTING TO BUILD WELL FROM THE START
and get on the fast track of finding concealed leaks & water damage.

When consulting with you and your building team, you get to take advantage of my technical resources regarding complex building topics , previously only available to professionals through conferences and group professional programs.