Mold – The Invisible Invader – Part 2
I met with the co-owner of American Mold Experts, Bill Nicoll, a few weeks ago. He is very knowledgeable as this is their full time business and he is certified in several states (although Indiana doesn’t require a certification and this is when you get into trouble with unknowledgeable companies). For this reason, I caution people to get several opinions from good companies before committing to one company. American Mold Experts test, do remediation, and have developed a way to clean the air. They are able to come through and do most remediation in just a few days. They also come back in and retest a week later for mold, then three months later for mycotoxins if they were initially found. You also get a year guarantee and can pay for a yearly fee that they will come in and maintain your home and assess for mold if issues persist.
Getting Our Home Tested for Mold
We had our house tested and they found we have mold in our home as well as mycotoxins. We worked with American Mold Experts and they were fantastic from day one. There was an area where a molding was chipped from removing a drawer and they offered to pay to have it fixed as well. They stand behind their work. As a homeowner, this was an expensive remediation. And yet, it has been very worthwhile so far. In the short time since remediation, I have noticed I don’t wake up congested and my eyes are no longer as dry in the morning. We are continuing to learn about protecting our home from mold.
What To Do If You May Be Suffering from Mold Exposure
If you do have a current mold issue or believe you have had a past mold exposure and still experience symptoms, please contact your provider. We can see if you need an antifungal nasal spray or recommend you take our super anti-fungal product Candicid Forte and OrthoBiotic. Probiotics are mold’s worst nightmare! Probiotics help your body purify itself from the inside out!
Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home
Good preventative measures are to keep your home humidity low, take care of any water damage right away, air purifier, have your HVAC serviced and runs cleaned by a professional, take a daily probiotic, and if any concerns, get your home tested!! Some recommendations suggest leaving your AC fan on (not auto) to continuously filter the air and MERV 11 filter in your HVAC if having allergy symptoms. MERV 8/9 filters are ok if in a contaminant free home and no allergy symptoms. They allow your AC to run a little easier!
You can contact American Mold Experts at 317-837-6665 (Avon) / 877-877-9744 (Indianapolis) or check them out at americanmoldexperts.com. You can also look into other companies; however, just make sure you research them well and be cautious of any company doing testing and remediation.
I loved this company because they are quick to get results (24 hours to find out if you have mold and 7 days to find our if you have mold toxins like mycotoxins in your environment that is making you sick.) Their solution is an organic treatment that is safe for you and your family to return to your environment in about an hour after remediation.
There is an online visual contrast test you can take to assess for mold illness, although not specific to mold so you will need guidance from your provider. Please visit Dr. Shoemakers website and search FACT testing.
For more information, you can get the book: “Your Guide to Mold Toxins” by Gary Rosen and Dr. James Schaller. Also, there are many other resources online like: “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and your Home” and more at www.epa.gov/mold.
Don’t miss: Mold – The Invisible Invader – Part 1