3 Reasons to Get a Mold Report
1. Prove there is actually toxic mold if you decide to pursue a case
2. Ensure the safety of your family and pets
3. Find out if you should move or take steps to get to a mold free environment
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Carson: Good morning, I'm Carson Jeffries with the Mold Firm, and I'm here today with a long-time friend and owner of Air Allergen & Mold Testing.
Richard: May name is Richard Johnson, and I'm the President/CEO of Air Allergen & Mold Testing.
Eventually, it will get so bad that you could have some visible signs. But in general, going into an environment and trying to see whether there is a problem, on the microscopic level that mold spores are, you cannot see mold spores. You can see mold, but the spores are like the fruit of the mold, and you can't, you just can't see them, they're just too small. It makes no more sense to be able to walk into an environment and think that you can see the minor quantities of things that are in the air than it does to say you can look at a glass of water and tell whether there's any kind of pollutants in the water. They're just beyond the ability to do that.
Carson Jeffries: Good morning, I'm Carson Jeffries with the Mold Firm and I'm here today with long-time friend and owner of Air Allergen & Mold Testing.
Richard Johnson: My name is Richard Johnson and I'm the President/CEO of Air Allergen & Mold Testing.
Absolutely true. I mean, you can't walk into a house and say what's in the carpet dust, for instance. But the carpet dust and the mold in the carpet dust in particular, has been shown to be very strong indicator of health risks. For instance, there's a study out of the, well, the whole ERMI environment where the mold in the Moldiness Index was based on the mold spores that were found in carpet dust.
Carson: And that's from the EPAs, is that correct?
Richard: That's correct. That was funded by the EPA. It was done in the 90s. It was done and demonstrated at that time that there was an association between what was found in the carpet dust, if it was more moldy than average based on their index compared to not, that they were associated with health concerns.
More recently there has been other studies that have used that as a measure. One of the ones that I've found to be most definitive is one done by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. And what they did was, they took the ERMI index and if you're more moldy than average based on what spores were found in your carpet and these were for children that were treated in the emergency room at least twice in the previous year, or hospitalized once in the previous year, and then diagnosed with asthma. So, they went into the homes and they did this ERMI test. They took those that were shown to be more moldy than average, and they divided them into two groups. They went in and cleaned the one group and took out the moldy materials and cleaned the surfaces and everything, places that they couldn't see. And they didn't do anything in the other group - the control group. And in the ten months following that study, there was a tenfold reduction in the emergency room visits and hospitalizations from the group that they cleaned up, compared to the group that they didn't.
There was a similar study up in Chicago that showed a sixty-five percent reduction in the group that they took the moldy materials out and cleaned everything out. Then there was another study in Boston, in New York, that showed a ninety percent reduction, but they include pest control as well.
It brings up another issue that we're talking about when we're talking about leaks as, for instance, from water damage in something. The thing that attracts pests is moisture or water. So, if you're not controlling water like, from lakes and stuff, you're far more likely to have pests, whether they'd be crickets, or spiders, or cockroaches, or rodents – they are all looking for moisture. Controlling any kind of leaks like that will reduce the incidents of those things as well. So, the kinds of environment that the people are living in have a great deal to do not - the mold that we use is a good indicator of whether or not it's a healthy environment, but it can affect so many more things than just the mold by dealing with that environment.
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I’m Carson Jeffries, an attorney with the mold firm. At the Mold Firm our goal is simple, getting compensation and justice for victims of toxic mold exposure.
Victims of mold whether in their apartments or in their homes, suffer a variety of symptoms that seem to come out of nowhere, they come to us very frustrated because doctors diagnosis or inconclusive are seem to go in different directions. Here at the Mold Firm, we help them sort through all the documentation relating to their mold symptoms and help them come out with an outcome that compensate some for the pain and suffering that they’ve experience.
Unlike personal injury claims involving vehicular or slip and fall accidents, where the injuries are often more immediate and obvious, proving cause and effect in toxic mold cases requires understanding and addressing numerous complex issues of medical and environmental science. At the Mold Firm, our attorneys have years of experience litigating these issues and a firm understanding of the scientific matters involved in any toxic mold case.
Here at the Mold Firm, we help anyone with mold in their home, this includes a tenant who had a landlord that refuse to repair or improperly cost repairs which caused molds to develop in the home, or a homeowner who had a remediator, contractor or builder that perform substandard work or acted negligently in caused mold to develop in the home.
I’m passionate about family, and being a mother I can relate to what families go through when they have a mold contaminated home, which makes it so much important for me to help families, it makes it that much more important for me to make things right to find justice for these people that have an unheard voice and that is why I volunteered at the Atlanta AVLF cause that gives me a second opportunity to reach a second client base where I can help people that are living in mold infested home, that are facing unlawful evictions or that just need help in finding the right path when it comes to mold contamination.
Exposure to Toxic Mold or Black Mold can be extremely dangerous to your health and those around you. It can occur in homes, schools or other buildings with chronic dampness, water intrusion, poor construction, or high humidity and may or not be visible.
Toxic Mold regularly develops as a result of inaction on behalf of building owners, landlords, contractors. You should not have to suffer the consequences of Mold problems because of someone’s negligence.
Our Mold Remediation law firm will quickly assess your situation to determine the proper course of action. We will address the medical issues, the property damage, handle claims for construction defect, claims for landlord / homeowners association maintenance failure as well as zoning violations. We will work to get you the compensation you deserve.