In this discussion, we chat about what led Michael into the remediation industry and his inspiration for his book, The Mold Medic.
We delve into what Michael considers an industry-wide problem. Oftentimes, these companies miss two-thirds of what needs to be done during a treatment protocol. While most companies just remove a wall and spray some chemicals, they don’t fix the sources or the full scope of the contamination. It’s become a cash cow at this point, which is why change is needed. Michael explains what All American Restoration does to help those with mold problems, and how to determine if someone has an issue in the first place.
When it comes to personally handle mold, we point out that bleach is not a friend when dealing with the fungus. Instead, anyone experiencing mold should search for EPA-approved products and focus on killing and removing the mold particles. Understanding what mold is, how it grows, and how it spreads is crucial for getting rid of a problem.
We also chat about how important optimizing our air quality is for continued health. With the average person taking 20,000 breaths a day, the air we breathe at home is so important. If it’s a toxic brew, that will affect your health- what you can’t see can hurt you. A lot of molds can even remain hidden, like in the attic and crawlspace. It’s important to remember as well that mold exists everywhere, so a few spores will exist in a home. When it begins to grow in a home and potentially produce mycotoxins, that’s when health can be affected.
Those who experience symptoms more aggressively are often carriers of HLA-DR gene, meaning they can’t methylate as well as others. We discuss toxic loads in the body and how getting to the root of the problem is often an environmental factor. Symptoms range widely and can include things like chronic fatigue, respiratory issues, skin issues, and brain fog. Keep in mind, pets can also be susceptible to mold exposure. We also touch on preventative actions individuals can take to prevent moisture in a home, and therefore mold and mold-related symptoms. Insurance is also an important preventative factor to consider.
About Ron and Lisa:
Ron and Lisa Beres, The Healthy Home Dream Team®, teach busy women how to eliminate toxins from their lives with simple, step-by-step solutions to improve their health.
They’ve spent over a decade helping thousands of people reclaim their health by identifying and eliminating dangerous, hidden toxic chemicals from their homes and lives. They know what it’s like to feel like something’s ‘off’ when doctors tell you everything is fine. Or, to not want to spend the rest of your life loaded up on meds and desire to live your life to the fullest – without the need to be perfect.
Through their flagship digital program, The Healthy Babes Academy, they offer practical, easy, affordable & proven techniques to create a healthy environment for you, your pets, your kids, and your loved ones. Through digestible bites of actionable guidance, they hold your hand (well, virtually anyway) every. step. of. the. way. AND…they make the process well, fuuun!
Learn more about Ron and Lisa at: https://ronandlisa.com/podcasts/43-mold-signs-symptoms-solutions/
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, The Mold Medic, is the authority on mold remediation. As President of All American Restoration, 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.