From Fogging to Full Fixes, Interview with Brandon Faust

Michael Rubino

May 8

In this episode, Brandon shares how his son's health crisis transformed his career in mold remediation. He emphasizes the need for comprehensive solutions that address underlying issues, advocating for better industry practices and consumer education to restore health and peace of mind in homes.

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Discussion Highlights

Initial Attraction to Mold Remediation: 00:00:00 - 00:05:00

Brandon discusses how he initially joined the mold remediation industry due to a business opportunity but became deeply involved after his son's health issues related to mold.

Personal Experience with Mold: 00:05:01 - 00:10:00

His son's severe respiratory symptoms just a month after birth led him to discover and address significant mold growth in his own home.

Evolution of Remediation Practices: 00:10:01 - 00:15:00

Brandon talks about the shift from using fogging as a primary method to adopting more comprehensive remediation techniques after seeing its limitations firsthand.

Technical Insights and Industry Challenges: 00:15:01 - 00:20:00

He elaborates on the technical challenges and common misconceptions in the mold remediation industry, particularly the over-reliance on fogging.

Shift to Comprehensive Remediation: 00:20:01 - 00:25:00

The discussion focuses on Brandon's advocacy for thorough remediation that tackles the root causes of mold, not just the symptoms.

Impact on Family and Career Focus: 00:25:01 - 00:30:00

Brandon reflects on how his personal experiences have shaped his career focus, driving him to push for better standards in the industry.

Future Goals and Industry Influence: 00:30:01 - 00:35:00

Looking ahead, he shares his goals for influencing mold remediation practices to ensure healthier living environments.

Conclusion and Advocacy for Change: 00:35:01 - 00:39:00 

Brandon concludes by emphasizing the need for industry-wide change and better consumer education to prevent mold-related health issues.

Final Call to Action and Personal Reflections: 00:39:01 - 00:43:00

The podcast wraps up with a call to action for viewers to educate themselves about mold and a personal reflection on the journey so far.

Brandon’s Takeaway Message:

"Empower yourself with knowledge about mold and its impacts. Don't settle for quick fixes; demand comprehensive solutions that address the underlying issues."