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How to Find a Mold Doctor

mold doctor checking and treating the house

The Foundation of Training for Mold Doctors  Anecdotally, it has been common knowledge that indoor mold is not healthy for centuries. The importance of removing mold from the home is even alluded to in the bible. However, “mold sickness,” otherwise known as biotoxin illness or as we discussed in a recent article, CIRS, has only … Read more

The Benefits of Annual Home Inspections

technician checking the state of water pipes indoors

The Why?  Water intrusion problems and other maintenance issues in any home can be better addressed when the owner is aware of the issue at hand. The adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not ring more true when it comes to homeownership and creating and maintaining good air quality.  Most … Read more

Why Air Testing for Mold is Not Enough

Indoor damp & air quality (IAQ) testing.

Not all mold inspection companies are created equally. Sadly, there are varying degrees of detail and depth in which companies assess the health of a home. Unfortunately, clients often come to us when another company has already tested their home for mold. As a result, a couple of things may happen: 1.) A previous inspector … Read more

What Is CIRS?

3d Illustration virus, bacteria, cell infected organism, virus abstract background. Hepatitis viruses in infected organism.

When people ask us what we do, we respond that we specialize in mold inspections for hypersensitive individuals. The diagnostic term for the illness that this segment of the population deals with is called CIRS, otherwise known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. That’s a mouthful! Of course, the next natural question is, “What is CIRS?”  … Read more

Mold Sick? Now What?

woman sick with a headache from mold

Symptoms of Mold Illness (CIRS) Mold is very much an invisible enemy. The first hurdle our clients must face is confirming that their illness’s root cause is, indeed, mold. To start, let’s take a look at what symptoms are commonly caused by mold. These symptoms have been studied and identified by Dr.Ritchie Shoemaker and confirmed … Read more

10 Gift Suggestions for the Moldie in Your Life

air purifier for the house or office

It is challenging for many people, who are not as sensitive, to understand the extremes those affected by CIRS must go. In many cases, those who are highly sensitive to water-damaged buildings and the mycotoxins they create must walk away from everything they own and start over. Not only are they starting over with a … Read more

What are the Different Signs of Mold in the Lungs?

Fungi Aspergillus, black mold which produce aflatoxins and cause pulmonary infection aspergillosis, aspergilloma of brain and lungs

The lung has defense mechanisms that try to suppress the growth of mold spores deposited in the alveoli and the bronchi. Some of these defense mechanisms include anatomical barriers and natural innate immunity. However, toxic mold has unique properties that counteracts these defenses, making the body vulnerable to allergic reactions and infections. The fungal virulence … Read more