Michael discusses how he got into the industry and why he takes mold remediation so seriously. After watching family after family remain sick after water damage, he realized that something was amiss in the current remediation practices. Contamination was still left behind even after a team came to get rid of the mold. Dr. Jill and Michael both reflect on how important it is to have a clean environment to heal in. If a home remains contaminated, the individuals within won’t be able to detox properly.
Seeing the problem, Michael dove into research and realized that removing contaminants is like handling chemical residue. Viewing it in a different way allowed him to create a revolutionary protocol to remediate mold. Armed with this knowledge and plan, he created his company to help properly remediate homes across the nation.
From there, Michael and Dr. Jill dive into testing a home for mold and what remediation should look like. Like the remediation industry, the mold inspection realm also has quite a few issues, which is why it’s important to find an individual that’s thorough, knows what all to test for, how to test, and prioritizes the health of those in the home. Michael discusses what these processes should look like and the importance of the data.
After this process, it’s important to find a remediation team that understands how to assess the information and correctly tackle the contamination in the home. Michael explains what this team should look like and the steps they should take to remediate mold. He then goes through examples and issues he’s seen from failed remediation projects.
For those suspecting mold in a home, Michael goes through the list of steps to take to help determine if there’s an issue at hand. He explains the various pitfalls of testing techniques and exactly how testing should be done to ensure the results are accurate. If the testing shows mold, Michael chats about what the next steps should be to properly decontaminate a home. The process may take longer and cost more money, but healthy living is always worth the extra work, as Dr. Jill and Michael said.
Post-remediation, Michael discusses the things individuals can do to maintain a clean and safe indoor environment. Helping create clean air quality is crucial for healthy living.
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About Dr. Jill Carnahan:
Dr. Jill Carnahan is Your Functional Medicine Expert®. She uses functional medicine to help patients find the root cause of their illness and identify nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to your symptoms. Dr. Jill will search for underlying triggers that contribute to your illness through cutting-edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific individual needs. She uses nutrition, supplements, lifestyle changes, or medication to treat your illness, and always seeks the gentlest and least invasive way to help you find hope, restore health and optimize healing.
Check out her website at:https://www.jillcarnahan.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.