In this episode, Michael sits down with Ty Declare to discuss mold growth, the effect of mold on health, and remediation.
During the discussion, Michael explains how he got into the remediation realm and why he’s pushing for more robust and scientifically driven remediation protocols. He explains the relationship between mold exposure and health, and chats about symptoms and experiences he’s seen with clients his company has helped. It’s often difficult to nail down because no two experiences with mold exposure are the same. While many people don’t automatically consider that it’s their home making them sick, it’s something society in general needs to start factoring in when considering a diagnosis.
Ty and Michael also go through the steps someone can take to deal with a mold problem in a home. From properly testing a home to finding a remediation company that prioritizes health and is prepared to completely handle the mold growth problem. That includes fixing the source of the issue and dealing with every contaminant present, including bacteria and mycotoxins. Michael explains what mycotoxins are and why they’re such an important aspect to include in a treatment protocol. Not every company hits these important remediation points, which makes them ill-equipped to handle the mold problem. Symptoms won’t alleviate until the triggering environmental factor is taken care of properly. They also chat about detoxing the body after mold exposure.
To determine if you have a mold problem or need an inspection, Michael details steps an individual can take as well as warning signs to look for. Damp, musty smells often indicate a problem.
Above all, Michael suggests focusing more on air quality and creating a healthy indoor environment to live in.
About Ty Declare
Ty Declare is the inspirational host of “The Declaration”. He has had to overcome his fair share of life struggles. An alcoholic family system, abuse, unhealthy living, bulimia nervosa and depression to name a few. The result: the persistence to never give up and an empathetic understanding of what hopelessness feels like. With a BA specialized in Psychology, and a Diploma in Professional Counseling, he covers a wide range of topics from mental health to physical wellness.
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.