In this episode, Michael Rubino sits down with the dynamic June Archer to talk all things mold.
Michael explains what mold is, how it spreads, and the similarities between mold and weeds, particularly when it comes to their creation of spores. That’s what makes remediation so difficult.
Michael and June discuss the most common places to see mold and the main ingredients needed for mold to start growing and colonizing. They go through proper ways to take care of mold and why wiping it down with a cleaning product may not work.
When it comes to remediation, Michael discusses his knowledge about mold and why proper remediation is so important. Especially for those who are suffering from symptoms from mold exposure. One mold colony pumps a large number of spores into the air, finding their way into the HVAC, into other rooms, and adhering to surfaces all over the home. Michael discusses the main symptoms he’s seen from sensitive individuals he’s worked with, and how important it is to mention the potential of a moldy home to doctors to help in their diagnosis.
Insurance companies are a major part of remediation but don’t always ensure the homes are safe for individuals to return to. Michael goes through his experience with insurance companies while working on remediation projects, and the progress that needs to be made in the industry at large.
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About June Archer:
June Archer is an author, motivational speaker, and former record executive. He has won school singing contests to winning contests at the world-famous Apollo Theatre. He went from singing in a driveway in Windsor, Connecticut to signing a major record deal in New York City. He went from reporting to the president of a record label to becoming the president of a record label, working with unsigned artists careers to working with the likes of Jay Z and Russell Simmons. He has published two books and takes the following outlook on life – “All I am saying is if you view things differently, you will have a better chance at success.”
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, The Mold Medic, is the authority on mold remediation. As President of HomeCleanse, Rubino specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure. Rubino provides solutions that not only get rid of mold sources but also get rid of the contamination created by those mold sources using his proprietary “Home Detox” method. He is a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.