In this episode, we delve into mold remediation, the effects of mold exposure on our health, and navigating the lack of mold awareness to ensure our homes are safe.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT REMEDIATION
Remediation used to be focused more on the construction aspect. It wasn’t looking at the science about it because if those in the industry did, protocols would be much more thorough. There are three common denominators remediation should tackle for those that are sensitive and experiencing symptoms.
Fixing the opportunity that allowed mold to grow in the first place
Removing the living mold from the source
Taking care of the spores and byproducts produced by the colonized mold that were allowed to circulate (these are still contaminants
Without hitting these steps, those experiencing symptoms will keep feeling unwell. That’s why Michael wrote the book. He couldn’t solve this indoor air quality problem himself one house at a time.
While the industry may not adhere to these three principles yet, there is beauty in at least knowing how to solve someone’s mold problem. They don’t have to move or live with it forever; they can find relief. Michael goes through what proper remediation looks like, typical steps taken, and the loose timeline for a project.
REMEDIATION AND HEALTH
Michael and Melissa also touch on how important it is to consider environmental factors when optimizing health. Not all doctors will consider things like mold exposure so we have to be our own health advocates. They detail how easy it is for mold growth to occur in a home and how easily this fungus can sneak in and begin triggering symptoms.
They also touch on how to prevent mold growth in a home and warning signs to look for. Listening to the body is one of the key indicators that there’s a problem.
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About Melissa Deally:
Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner helping people get to the root cause of their health issues. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures, but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements. Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing, so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
Check out her website at: https://yourguidedhealthjourney.com/
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, Author of The Mold Medic: An Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal, 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.