29 Oct, 2015 – “Because many of the recent flood victims in Texas and the Carolinas have not paid for federal flood insurance, they are dependent on their own financial resources and hard-to-get FEMA assistance to deal with the catastrophic damage to their homes, workplaces, and commercial buildings,” notes Phillip Fry, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Environmental Hygienist, and webmaster of www.moldgrowthlab.com, and www.moldmart.net
One major area that uninsured flood victims need help is how to find and get rid of toxic mold that can begin growing on flooded building materials after just 24 hours of wetness.
“Because only living mold spores and colonies can grow in the flooded building materials of a home, workplace, or commercial building, or a inside person’s body, the most accurate and meaningful mold analysis method for use by Texas and Carolina property owners is to grow for 7 days surface samples, air test samples, and bulk samples from actual building materials. This is known as viable mold analysis,” adds Mr. Fry, who has been webmaster since 1999 of the mold authority website www.moldinspector.com
“Almost all mold lab analyses being done right now in those flooded states is performed immediately (with no growth culturing), with the unintended consequence that the mold counts in this alternative, non-viable analysis method are skewed upward big-time because both living and dead mold spores are counted in such non-viable analysis,” added Mr. Fry, who became one of the nation’s first full-time mold inspectors in January, 1999.
“Such indiscriminate counting of dead mold spores is especially unhelpful and inappropriate in the mold analysis of post-remediation mold tests taken after the completion of mold removal and remediation projects for flooded Texas and Carolina homes and commercial buildings because two of the most effective mold remediation steps (high output ozone gas and spraying and fogging with EPA-registered fungicides) provide almost total mold kill in remediated buildings but the killed spores will still be counted in subsequent non-viable mold lab analysis,” further explains Fry, who is also a Certified Environmental Inspector, Certified Remediation Specialist, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and Certified Duct Cleaning Specialist.
The exclusive mission of Mold Growth Lab is to grow collected samples for 7 days, and then count, and identify only living mold colonies (one colony grown from each original live mold spore).
Building owners, managers, and residents in Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina can collect their own surface samples, air samples, and bulk building material physical samples worldwide, both before and after mold remediation by using the surface samplers, Petri mold growth dishes, and viable mold lab analysis services provided by Mold Growth Lab at its website www.moldgrowthlab.com
The website provides Texas and South Carolina flood victims with easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself mold testing steps and test media to collect possible living mold growth on any surface, in room air, in the outward air flow from heating/cooling air ducts, and on mold growth on building material physical specimens.
Sample collectors can self-observe the Petri lab dishes for 7 days to know: (1) is it mold? (2) is the mold alive? (3) how many mold colonies grew in the 7 day observation period? Only living mold spores will grow in the special mold food environment inside the Petri lab dishes. Each living mold spore will grow a separate, distinguishable, countable, and identifiable mold colony. Dead mold spores will not grow mold in the Petri dishes, or in the sampled building, or in residents’ bodies.
After the 7 day culture growth time period, each dish can then be lab analyzed to identify and quantify the living mold colonies that have grown during that 7 days, with a written report of lab findings.
To kill toxic mold growth at low cost, uninsured flood victims can buy an affordable mold-killing, high output ozone generator, as well as EPA-registered fungicides at www.moldmart.net.
Uninsured flood victims can email their mold inspection, testing, and remediation questions to Mr. Fry firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone him toll-free 866-300-1616, or visit www.moldexpertconsultants.com
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Company Name: Mold Growth Lab
Contact Person: Phillip Fry
Phone: (866) 300-1616
Country: United States