We believe that where you live should be safe and healthy, not a source of illness. Your home should be a sanctuary, a place where you and your loved ones can thrive without the fear of environmental hazards. One such hazard is mold, a pervasive issue that can affect the well-being of your home. In this blog post, we emphasize the significance of independent mold inspection and remediation, the role of ethical practices, and the importance of green, chemical-free remediation methods.
The Conflict of Interest: Mold Inspection and Remediation
Mold inspection and remediation are two crucial steps in addressing mold issues in your home. However, we firmly believe that combining these two roles within a single entity creates a conflict of interest. The reasons are clear – when the same person or company is responsible for both identifying and addressing the problem, it becomes challenging to maintain objectivity. An independent mold inspection ensures that the assessment is unbiased and accurate.
Ethical Mold Inspection
Ethical practices are at the core of ensuring a safe and healthy environment. We firmly believe that a mold inspector should never have a financial arrangement with the contractors they work with. Such arrangements can lead to compromises in the inspection process, potentially overlooking issues that should be addressed. By keeping inspection and remediation separate, you can trust that the assessment is based solely on the condition of your home, not on any financial incentives.
Mold Requires Specialists
Mold is a unique environmental hazard that requires experienced specialists for effective removal. Unlike asbestos or lead paint, addressing mold problems is not a one-and-done affair. If the underlying issue causing the mold problem is not tackled correctly the first time, it will likely reoccur. That's why hiring professionals with expertise in mold remediation is essential for ensuring your home remains mold-free.
Proven Remediation Methods and Green Clean
We believe in creative thinking and innovation, but we also value proven remediation methods and industry standards. The IICRC S520 is a well-established guideline that sets the standard for mold remediation, and it's something we adhere to. We believe that following these best practices ensures that your mold issues are addressed effectively.
Furthermore, we advocate for a "green clean" approach. Our goal is to remove harmful substances from your environment, not add more chemicals. Our remediation methods are chemical-free and avoid the use of biocides, antimicrobials, sprays, fogs, paints, coatings, or encapsulants, except in the rarest of circumstances. This approach not only ensures the safety of your home but also promotes a healthier living environment for you and your family.
How to Test for Mold
To ensure the safety of your home, it's important to conduct mold testing. Our "GOT MOLD?" Test Kit makes the process easy and reliable:
Step 1: Get Your Kit Our kit includes everything you need, and there are no hidden fees. What you see is what you get, and prices include lab analysis and shipping.
Step 2: Test Your Air Our kit includes a BioVac™ Air Sampler, which uses spore traps, a widely used professional air sampling method. It's simple to use, and each sample takes just five minutes to collect. Send your samples back to us using the provided prepaid return mailer for analysis, and you'll have your results in less than a week.
Step 3: Get Your Results Our detailed report breaks down the types and quantities of molds found in each sample, with a color-coded interpretation of the results, ranging from "GREEN — Not Evident" to "RED — Significantly Evident." We follow the highest industry standards (AIHA EMLAP) to provide reliable results.
Your home should be a safe and healthy place to live, free from environmental hazards like mold. To ensure this, it's crucial to have independent mold inspections and remediation, conducted by ethical professionals who adhere to proven industry standards. We believe in a "green clean" approach that avoids harmful chemicals, promoting a safer environment for you and your family.
Your health and safety are worth the investment in maintaining a mold-free environment.