Specialists share the method and madness in getting rid of indoor mold
With a case of suspected mold growth indoors, it’s time to turn to the professionals. Mold can wreak havoc on people’s lives from their wallet to their brain, so what does it take to get rid of the culprit?
Two mold remediation specialists, Michael Rubino and John K. Taylor, explained the equation for remediation.
HomeCleanse founder Rubino–known as “the mold medic”–is a prominent expert on mold remediation. Rubino is an advocate for legislation and an educator on mold remediation.
Taylor founded Madison Taylor Indoor Environmental Inc. in 2000. Taylor has several acronyms to his name–from Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) to Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT).
Mold remediation is a collective process–involving inspection, testing, and cleaning–but what calls them in is water. It can be water damage, lack of humidity controls, or improper HVAC filtration. When water meets an organic food source, which is most building materials or debris, that is grounds for mold growth.
Even without organic building materials, Taylor said, “You collect 20-30 pounds of dirt, hair, dead skin, what have you inside ductwork every year. You throw moisture and humidity on top of that, and you’ve got a petri dish.”