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40 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
More Than Mold: Specialty Sampling 101 – Mold Sampling Series Part 4
We’re going outside the box in the final installment of our mold sampling series. You might think that mold inspections are the only thing we do just based on our name. And while they are a mainstay, we also provide a range of specialty sampling and testing services that investigate other environmental hazards that could potentially be impacting your property and your health. In this episode, Craig, Mike, and Brandon are going to dive into: · Bacteria Sampling – typically used when there is a contaminated water loss, such as sewage · Water Sampling that tests for common contamination in water systems · Allergy testing that addresses indoor allergens · Safe water plans And more!
28 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
The Power of qPCR Mold Testing – Mold Sampling Series Part 3
When it comes to mold testing and sampling, no test is the end-all, be-all. Each case we face is unique, and the testing and sampling should reflect that. As your mold consultants, our goal is to always give you the most accurate information to protect your home and health. While basic sampling provides us with vital data, sometimes we just need to dig deeper. qPCR sampling is a type of testing that results in an overall contamination rating for a space. It uses a unique type of sample collection to evaluate a space at a deep level looking for contamination from a specific set of molds. It can also provide insight into the history of a property to indicate if contamination may have been building up over several years
33 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Your Guide to Standard Sampling - Mold Sampling Series Part 2
As your mold consultants, it is our job to find the most accurate and cost-effective solution for you. The more data points we have, the more defined recommendations we can give you. But where does that data come from? In addition to a physical inspection, it comes from sampling. Mold sampling can tell us precisely what is impacting a property and then lead us to the next steps of how to solve the issue. But how do you know which samples to use and when?
30 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Are You Mold Sample Savvy? Mold Sampling Series Part 1
The age-old question: Is mold sampling necessary? Yes. Why? Mold sampling is a critical part of any environmental investigation because it confirms the type of mold present and the severity of the problem. It can help locate issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, and it also helps determine human exposure. Even if you can visibly see something that looks like mold, you don’t know with 100% certainty until that lab data is in hand. Sample results are critical for defining recommendations and next steps. They can save you money depending on the scope of remediation needed, and they are vital in helping treat health issues
53 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Asbestos: Myths, Facts, and More
While highly regulated, Asbestos was never completely banned in the United States. Many property owners will be surprised to know that no matter the age of a home or building, Asbestos is still a possibility. It’s not something to be handled without a professional. In a new live episode of the Secret Life of Mold, guest host Mike Marshall welcomes Asbestos experts Ben Blaiss and Philip Chime to the studio. Mike, Ben, and Philip dive into the world of Asbestos – what it is, why it’s a hazard, the impacts on human health, abatement, and critical differences in abating a commercial property versus a residential property. Listen in as we bust myths and lay out the facts that every property owner, building manager, and homeowner needs to know about Asbestos.
34 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Stay Coronavirus Clean and Get Back to Business
In this episode of The Secret Life of Mold Live, host Craig Cooper welcomes Eurofins EMLab P&K members, Dave Gallup and Dr. Michael Berg. They will provide recommendations on developing an environmental monitoring program to test for SARS-CoV-2 on public and workplace surfaces to validate and audit the cleaning efficacy of high touch point surfaces. As businesses, facilities, and organizations begin to reopen; we face urgent health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19. Employees and consumers alike remain wary about contact with others and enclosed public spaces, which can lead to workforce shortages and operational progression issues.
22 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
How Mold and Air Quality Could Be Impacting Your Stay-at-Home
Staying at home is where the majority of us are, at least for the time being, during this unique period of sheltering in place. If you’re at home, with your family, and someone seems to have heightened allergies, is sick or not feeling well, you could have an indoor air quality or mold issue. And regardless of underlying health, indoor air pollution can leave you more susceptible to infection. Join us as we discuss what could be impacting your environment and why now is the time to address a potential mold issue the smart and safe way.
33 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Are Mycotoxins Making Me Sick, Not Mold?
In today's episode, we're going to dive deep into the world of mold and mycotoxins so you can make safe, smart, and educated decisions when it comes to solving a possible indoor air quality issue the right way. Craig and co-host Mike Marshall talk to Michael McNatt who shares some interesting stories and case studies you don't want to miss, so tune in and share this episode with all of your friends.
25 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
How Mold Assessment and Remediation Work Hand-in-Hand
In today’s episode of the Secret Life of Mold, host Craig Cooper is joined by Mike Marshall, Chief Operating Officer from Mold Inspection Sciences Texas, and Robby Jackson, General Manager of Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT. Mike and Robby bring together the worlds of remediation to discuss what each company does and how their two teams, working together, can comprehensively help solve a mold problem, ultimately meeting and exceeding a client’s needs. When it comes to mold assessment and remediation, there are several misconceptions around why each job needs to be done by separate, independently qualified companies. A trustworthy remediation company shouldn’t and won’t begin a project without a protocol developed by an independent third-party mold assessor. Even though each process deals with mold, one company performing both services on the same job creates a conflict of interest
33 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Understanding CIRS with Michael Schrantz
In this episode of the Secret Life of Mold host, Craig Cooper welcomes indoor environmental professional and founder of Environmental Analytics, Michael Schrantz to the show. Mike and Craig discuss what CIRS is, how to determine if one has this diagnosis, where to find the resources to learn about this illness and how exactly low-dose environmental exposure can be at the root of health concerns.
29 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Sampling and Testing 101 with Eurofins EMLab P&K
Today, The Secret Life of Mold welcomes Dave Gallup from Eurofins EMLab P&K to dive into the world of sampling and lab testing. Dave shares valuable insights on testing and interpretation of data results while explaining how the mold inspection and laboratory expertise work together to help determine the proper next steps. If you're not sure why you really need both, a mold assessment and testing to tell you what's really going on in your property, then turn up the volume because this episode will share insights that will blow you away.
39 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
What Consumers Need to Know About Mold
In today’s episode, we welcome Mold Inspection Sciences Texas Director of Operations, Mike Marshall, to the show. Craig and Mike waste no time discussing what consumers need to know about mold by answering some top questions that clients ask. They also discuss why consumers should proceed with professional help if they want to save time, money, and the possibility of future mold issues. If you’ve got a question about mold, we’ve got you covered. Listen in and breathe easy.
4 minutes | May 8, 2019
Introduction to The Secret Life of Mold
Welcome to our first episode of The Secret Life of Mold Podcast. In this episode we share with you what this podcast is all about. Who it’s for, why this is information everyone should know, and why we are qualified to share our insights and expertise with you.
4 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Five Reasons to Get a Mold Inspection
Host Craig Cooper discusses the differences between a home inspection and a mold inspection. He outlines why mold inspectors a different and what they specifically look for. He give five concise reasons to get a mold inspection.
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