Mismanaged Mold Removal Felt Like a ‘Mike Tyson’ Punch to the Face

“They had put fans on the wall where the mold was located, and didn't build proper containment.”

There was a friend of mine, and we had done work on her house. She was pregnant at the time, and she had a young baby.

“So her daughter, I think, was a year-and-a-half-old, but they had been chronically sick. They didn’t know what was causing it.

“And she asked me to come take a look and, sure enough, there was infestation in her HVAC.

“And we handled it, and it completely handled her breathing issues and sickness like immediately.

“Her story was phenomenal and it gave me a lot of pride just knowing, you know, I felt good let’s put it that way, of being able to help a friend of mine who who was sick.

Mold can be a formidable and territorial adversary. ‘Punch’ it and it ‘punches back.’ Proper mold remediation is a must. Via Pexels.com, Antoni Shkraba (4398389)

“If you’re going to hire a mold remediation company, [make sure] they understand the health aspect of mold, they understand what mycotoxins are, and understand what that means to the health end of it.”

Mold Solutions CEO & Founder, Brandon Faust, February 1, 2024

So she recommended Mold Solutions to her dad who was not doing well and had just hired another company to come handle his mold problem.

“When I walked into the house, there was a little bit of a musty smell and then I got to the master bedroom and it was like Mike Tyson punching you in the face. It was so strong.

“And then I looked at what was occurring, and they basically had put fans on the wall where the mold was located.

“And they didn’t build proper containment.”

“So number one, first thing, you don’t put fans on mold.

“Number two, you always build containment to section off that area of the home.”

The Science Behind this Story

While fans and fresh air can help dilute mold spores and mVOCs within a home, when mold growth is visible, fans and air conditioning systems must be used with caution, and often not used at all. In the latter scenario—where you see mold growth—fans should never be applied to it, and the area of a home should be tightly contained and cordoned off.

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