My daughter has a mold issue. Were pretty sure its coming from her home; she lives in an older home. Can you recommend any sources of reputable mold remediation?
There are people that do it, but there are a couple of things that you need to do first.
One, you are pretty well convinced that there is a mold issue. If there is, you get your daughter out of the house.
You cannot get the mold out of an old house. Once it is in there, it is a done deal. Most of it is behind walls, behind the wall paper, under the carpeting, and under the floors. There is not much you can do about it.
There is something you can do about the air ducts, however. Mold grows in very quickly in Florida. It only takes 2 or 3 days for this to occur and it is a bear to get rid of it. So what I did, is I put these ultraviolet light generators into the A/C ducts of my house to the point where I have 5 air conditioners, and I put these four UV generators into the air handlers. It actually burns the air before it makes it out the vent. That keeps the vents clear.
For the rooms, we use little UV generators made by a company in Texas, called Air Oasis. We actually sell them in the office. I don’t sell many of them, but when people come in with this type of situation, I advise them to use one of these, but not to look directly at the bulb. Before you spend a great deal of money, go to Air Oasis’ online store and purchase mold test kits to see if that really is the issue at hand.
You open the petri dish, leave it alone for 24 hours, close it, tape it shut, and mail it. They’ll grow it. If it grows out more than 10 or 12 colonies, its positive and you have an issue.
What you need to find out is whether or not the mold concentration is significant, and for 20 to 30 dollars, you can do this yourself. So, before doing anything else, I would purchase this type of test kit.