Unsuspecting Hotspots For Mold & What to Look For

Michael Rubino

August 25

During this discussion, Michael gives tips, insider insights into the growing mold contamination issue, materials and building practices individuals should use in their homes to avoid mold growth, and his experience helping individuals impacted by exposure.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Michael’s recent brush with a moldy coffee maker and how easy it is for items in a home can get moldy without proper maintenance
  • What mold is, its species, how it grows, and why indoor mold growth impacts health 
  • The difference between some levels of mold in our environment coming in from outside versus indoor mold growth 
  • The role water damage plays in mold growth and how quickly it can grow 
  • The reasons why mold doesn’t just grow in high humid, tropical areas- it can grow in any home
  • Why construction practices are leading to modern homes often having contamination issues
  • The materials and building practices individuals should use in their homes to avoid mold growth 
  • How Michael’s career is helping remediate homes for individuals who are sick and why he focuses on this subsect of individuals 
  • Common symptoms related to mold toxicity due to exposure and a few of the extreme cases Michael has dealt with 
  • Initial steps individuals should take to determine if they have indoor mold growth and poor air quality 
  • Michael’s new product, The Dust Test 
  • The role dust plays in the environment we live in 
  • How the HVAC system affects the state of a home environment and steps people should take to maintain them 
  • Michael’s preference on humidifiers and air purifiers 
  • The difference between killing things and removing things 
  • The difference between mold and mildew 
  • The “toilet tank tip”
  • What a proper inspection should look like 
  • How to tackle indoor mold growth correctly 

Give a listen below!

About Jason Wachob:
Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of Wellth. He has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue, and has a B.A. in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years.


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 ofHomeCleanse, 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.