Welcome to Understanding MoldIf you think you have a mold problem and you are overwhelmed about where to start and what to do. Then you've come to the right place. We've done our best to compile information that will help...and present it in a way that is easy to understand.
Step 1. Do you have mold?
Yuck! There is nothing about mold that is fun. Mold in your environment can be a real drag in more ways than one. If you have mold or water damage in your home, it is not something to play around with.
Start by learning more about how to look for mold and running some tests to try and figure out what is going on.
Step 2. Is Mold Making You Sick?
If you haven’t been feeling right and are having symptoms that don’t quite make sense, you may be sick from mold in your environment. Each person can be affected differently so if someone else in the family is sick, it may not be with the same symptoms as you.
Start by taking a look at the symptoms list and see how many of them you have.
Step 3. Get Medical Help & Detox Your Body
When you are sick from toxic things in your environment, getting well again means reducing the “toxic load” on your body. When I first realized that I was sick from mold, I struggled to find a doctor that had knowledge of mold toxicity (or biotoxin illness). Luckily there are some great doctors out there that will know how to diagnose and treat you…and get you feeling better.
> Treating Mold Illness
> 9 Questions to Ask Doctors
> Diagnostic Testing
Step 4. Clean Up the Mold
Having a healthy home is so important. When you find mold in your home, you’ll need to get a plan in place so that you’ll know that it is remediated right and the mold is really gone. That likely means calling a mold inspector in to isolate the cause and write up a remediation plan. Then, once the remediators take out the mold and clean up, the inspector can come back to verify the mold is really gone.
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