If you think you may have mold in your home or may be getting exposed to mold
ACT QUICKLY!! and follow these easy steps:


Check the Symptoms List - HERE (If you have 3 or more of these symptoms every single day there is a HIGH likelihood that you have been exposed to toxic molds OR have a high concentration of Candida fungus overgrowth in your body.  BOTH are dangerous.  


Identify where you are being exposed - Here are some very possible scenarios:

  1. Home - (Most common)
  2. Work - (common)
  3. Schools - (less common but it still happens)
  4. Car, RV, Trailer, Boat (least common but also least expected)


Test the environment to make sure you are dealing with "TOXIC MOLD"
Here are some companies that test for mold Not all molds are toxic and not all molds that may be toxic are toxic to ALL people.  It is important to know what you are dealing with before trying to move forward or touching it...DO NOT CLEAN MOLD.

Here are ways to test: ( The first 3 should ALWAYS be part of your testing for safety reasons.  The other last two could be optional but are good to know.)

  1. SWAB testing: Visual? - Do you see actual mold? If so, a standard swab test can identify this mold.
    • USE A PROFESSIONAL ONLY.  (Do not use test kits from hardware stores.  They are not accurate). 
    • It is important to locate a reputable mold testing company before spending money on a professional mold test.
    • Swab testing ONLY reveals what is in that particular swab.  It does not identify mold spores in the aire that you or your family are breathing.  It is important to also get AIR and EHRMI testing below for safety.
  2. AIR testing:
  3. ERMI testing: The ERMI is an acronym for Environmental Relative Moldiness Index.  This test is based on dust samples collected from throughout a home or building. 36 different fungi make up the ERMI and are designed as Group I (those found in a typical, water damaged home) and Group II (those commonly found in all homes)
  4. (Optional ARMI testing): The ARMI is an acronym for American Relative Moldiness Index. This test is a more cost efficient version of the ERMI testing but is not as thorough.  This test correlates with the ERMI for predicting the moldiness of homes. 13 different fungi make up the ARMI and are designated a group 1 (found in typical, water damages homes) and group 2 (commonly found in all homes). The fungi identified in the ARMI tests are: Stachybotrys chartarum, Chaetomium globosum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Aspergillus versicolor, Eurotium (A.) amstalodami, Penicillium variabile, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus restrictus, Penicillium crustosum, Penicillium purpurogenum, Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium corylophilum,
  5. (Optional MSQPCR testing): MSQPCR is an acronym for Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction. This test is a FAST, ACCURATE, and SENSITIVE DNA-based analytical method for identifying and quantifying molds to the species level types they belong to.  This testing method looks for the presence of DNA sequences that are unique to a particular mold species.
Stop ALL moisture or WATER intrusions  
MOLD REMOVAL & REMEDIATION: Your first step is a mycotoxin/mold-free environment DO NOT CLEAN MOLD YOURSELF  

IF you or anyone is feeling ill and match ANY of the symptoms in the symptoms checklist in step one.....it is very important that you go to our
15-step "What do I do next?"



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