Air Alert: 70% of Tampa Homes Had This Mold Problem

A Tampa Bay Mold Remediation specialist with 1,000 healthy homes under his belt says that upwards of 70 percent of clients who had asked for his help had a unique and often disregarded mold problem.

More specifically, roughly 7 out of 10 homeowners who suspected they might have a mold problem did, in fact, have one.

And these homeowners shared not just the same problem, but the same source of the problem, Tampa mold remediation specialist Brandon Faust of Mold Solutions, LLC, says.

“I wanted to make sure my friends and family were aware of a potential issue that I see almost every day here in Florida.”

Brandon FaustFounder of Mold Solutions. Licensed, insured, IICRC & NORMI-Certified Tampa Mold Remediation specialist

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Here’s Mold Solutions company founder and NORMI-certified mold remediation specialist, Brandon Faust:

“I get a lot of clients calling me because they are experiencing some sort of allergenic reaction and they think that it might have something to do with mold.

Of course, you can find mold in different ways: You can find mold due to a water leak that obviously can be quite dangerous and toxic, but there’s another ‘type’ of mold that most people are not thinking with, and that is mold in the AC system.”

Faust shares that one of the homes he was asked to provide a free environmental consultation for had five air conditioning systems.

Two of the 5 AC systems lacked what he has come to consider one of the most important mold-preventative measures for a Floria home.

The two air handlers that didn’t have it “were completely contaminated and had contaminated the rest of the house,” Faust says.

It was a mold called Cladosporium.

“Cladosporium is an allergenic mold that most people think is a black mold, but it’s actually a completely different species than Stachybotrys (which is a black mold).

“So the mold that they had in their home, Cladosporium, was causing physical reactions: Headaches, joint aches, respiratory issues or things along those lines—that’s what the client had said she was experiencing; obviously, I’m not a doctor.

[See also: U.S. CDC Data on the Health Concerns Mold can Cause.]

“Immediately, I went to the AC system and, sure enough, there was a tremendous amount of contamination. We got it tested and that absolutely was the case.”

Look in your AC system, look to your vents and ducts, Faust tells Florida homeowners.

“If you see any sort of green or brown contamination,” he adds, “it’s highly probable that it is Cladosporium.”

“Call Mold Solutions. I’ll take a look at it and I can point you in the right direction and we can figure out a solution that is tailored for you,” he says.

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"Out of all of the options in the area, I’m so glad I went with Mold Solutions. They were the only ones that can thoroughly handle my entire problem, including the air conditioning ducts where other companies were telling me I needed 3 to 4 different service people with different bills all coming to my house at different times costing me tons of money. They got everything done in one day. I felt the difference in my health immediately after they finished." — 5-Star Google Review
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I'll start by saying Alisha from the word go was fantastic and brandon when he came out put me at ease. See I got taken by another company for thousands of dollars .The team hats off to you Devin, Heather,Monica thank you for doing such a caring job and giving us back are home in a condition we could be safe in and start the build back process. Devin and Alisha thank you for responding to every question we had . I will recommend you to whomever has to go through this type of horrible experience. You guys handled it with compassion and integrity and that in itself is a dieing trait So many thanks to you all....
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Mold solutions just remediated mold in my air handler and ductwork throughout my home. They were very thorough. I was impressed with their knowledge of mycotoxins from mold and the seriousness of mold. All of the staff that I interacted with was patient, friendly, helpful and efficient. They kept me informed and I was super happy that the entire home was dry fogged with pet friendly ingredients. My two cats and I had to go out on the patio for 3 hours as the dry fog did it's thing. They kept me informed and let me know when it was perfectly safe to go back inside. Trustworthy, efficient and nice.

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