What are the Consequences of Mold?

Mold can have far reaching affects on your property value, health and can even create a “toxic home.”

What are the Health Consequences of Mold?

Mold can have far reaching effects on your health. Here is a link to common mold symptoms.

According to the CDC, “Since the reaction of individuals can vary greatly either because of the person’s susceptibility or type and amount of mold present, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk.

If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.”

If you aren’t sure and think you may be living with mold you should have a Mold Assessor perform tests to determine if there is mold and what types of mold are present. There aren’t any “safe” molds but some molds are more dangerous than others and may require immediate handling.

We work with several mold assessors and would be happy to connect you with one close to you. We don’t perform mold tests at Mold Bros to determine if mold is present prior to doing a job. It is illegal in the state of Florida for a company to do mold testing and mold remediation on a property within a 12 month period. This is because there were abuses in the past with companies falsely reporting that mold test showed mold in a property to drum up remediation work for themselves. However, since we have a 1-year guarantee of our process we do perform air quality tests at the end of our treatment to ensure all mold has been eliminated.

Don’t live with mold. Call today to speak with one of our professionals or visit our web site to learn more

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Mold & Your Home’s Value

Mold is the “kiss of death” during a home sale and even if it doesn’t kill the sale the home is discounted to make the sale.

The approach of tearing out and replacing materials that have been infected with mold has been around for at least two thousand years. It is even mentioned in the Old Testament. There have been improvements in safety equipment for workmen and the introduction of toxic chemicals to suppress mold growth but the approach remains unchanged.

It is long past time that there was an alternative to ripping open walls and destroying your kitchen and home, only to have to replace everything that was destroyed.

Dry-Fog: A Modern Approach to Mold Remediation

Dry-Fog Remediation is an advanced two-step process that solves many of the limitations of traditional remediation.

The Dry-Fog uses a patented technology to atomize InstaPURE, creating a gas that is able to physically penetrate all spaces and porous materials that mold spores can penetrate—into wall cavities, behind base boards and cabinets, into materials like furniture, wallboard and clothing.

The Dry Fog goes everywhere mold can go and kills it on contact. And, because InstaPURE is a sterilizing formula, it not only kill mold on contact it also neutralizes the toxins it produces — esentially sterilizing the home.

The second step is EverPURE, a formulation that provides a microscopic coating on surfaces that helps kill new mold spores that may enter your home.

The second step is EverPURE, a formulation that provides a microscopic coating on surfaces that helps kill new mold spores that may enter your home.

Unlike other preventative treatments use toxic chemicals to inhibit mold from growing, EverPURE is not only non-toxic and family and pet safe, it is FDA approved for contact with food.  EverPURE physically kills mold in two ways. When sprayed on a surface EverPURE bonds onto the surface, forming microscopic spikes that are about one thousandth the thickness of a human hair. It also has a static electric charge that attracts mold spores. When a mold spore lands on the EverPURE the microscopic spikes pierce the spore while the static electric charge “zaps” it. The spore is killed on contact.

Sounds too good to be true? The US Army Corp of Engineers recently concluded a 6-month study that found that, “the Dry-Fog technology provides rapid and quantifiable improvements to indoor air quality, and also that it drastically reduces exposure of Army building occupants and maintenance workers to harmful chemicals resulting from current mold remediation practices.”

Several studies, including the US Army Corp of Engineers study, show the level of mold spores inside buildings treated with EverPURE remained low or decreased even when outside levels of mold increased during peak seasons. Both InstaPURE and EverPURE are EPA certified 100% safe for humans and pets.

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The EPA’s ERMI & “Toxic Homes”

The ERMI is not used in mold remediation to determine if mold has been killed in a home because it shows both current and past mold. However, it is being used by some professionals to help determine if a home has had water damage in the past and may pose a health risk to its occupants or potential buyer.

The Dry-Fog process that we use sterilizes the entire home with the same sterilant that is used in hospitals to sterilize surgical instruments and operating rooms.  As a result it not only eliminates mold, bacteria and viruses it also neutralizes the toxins they produce.

Although this is still in its research stage the ERMI test is being used by doctors and home buyers to determine if a home is safe or is toxic.

Since 2004 the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has been developing a way to assess the risks associated with homes and other structures that currently have mold—or have had mold in the past and still contain toxins produced by the mold. The objective has been to provide a method for screening homes for mold and assess health risks for individuals susceptible to mold and the toxins it produces.

They developed a test called the ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index). Dust samples are collected in a home and the DNA from mold in the dust is analyzed by a lab. The sample is then compared to the ERMI, an index or scale, which was developed to estimate the amount of mold in a home as well as indicate some of the types of mold that are present.

We have treated homes of several people who were struggling with mold related health issues with very good results.  We make no health claims for the Dry-Fog process but if you feel this is something that may benefit you we recommend you speak with your doctor to see if the Dry-Fog remediation process might be indicated.

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