We started out in 2001 as a restoration company named AllMighty Clean in Albuquerque New Mexico. Over the next 14 years I learned and experienced almost every aspect of Mold Testing and Remediation. One of our core beliefs is to provide a valuable service with integrity. During that 14 year period I found that many companies in this industry rely upon fear to sell their services.
It is true that no governmental agency – EPA, CDC, OSHA, FEMA, USDA, ETC. has established any Threshold Limit Value (TLV) for mold exposure. The reason is that it is virtually impossible to do so. Some small percentage of the population perhaps 20% will experience adverse effects due to elevated mold exposure. An even smaller percentage perhaps 3% will experience life threatening effects from mold exposure. At this time modern medicine is also struggling to establish who will have allergic reactions and why.
One thing we know for certain mold can be a big problem for some people. We also know that mold is a natural part of every ecosystem.
Yes that means it is in every home and business. So it becomes a concern when allowed to colonize or grow. This really only takes water. When we start to see mold colonies this is millions of spores “growing” together and may be serious. How serious depends upon how elevated the levels are above the normal or background levels. Just to add a bit more confusion the background levels change with the seasons. As you would expect there are higher levels in spring than in winter. The bottom line is, if you have a potential mold problem you really need to call an expert for advice.
In 2015 I decided to concentrate on Mold Inspection and Testing. My 14 years in the mold testing and remediation industry gave me a depth of experience and expertise to help others. I found that there are many others around the nation with similar experience and qualifications. We started building a network of industry professionals to serve their communities. Unlike other mold testing companies our inspectors are well experienced in remediation and understand realistically what is at stake when a remediation is necessary. Not every mold concern warrants a mold remediation. Sometimes we explain to people how they can handle their mold problem without professional assistance.
In some other cases we write protocols designed to guide a remediation company through the cleaning process. My point is we are a network of professionals who have remediation experience. Our inspectors will use the best tools, testing methodology and their vast experience to assess your mold concerns. When we complete our work you will have a strong plan to solve any problems related to mold growth in your home.
Don’t guess at what is the proper course of action, give us a call. Schedule one of our industry professionals to assess your home or business – call now for an appointment (505) 319-2235
We at the Got Mold USA understand how confusing MOLD in the indoor environment can be. The EPA has not established any thresholds and likely cannot. Mold growth is dependent upon moisture.