Mold Testing and Mold Removal
By Mold Medical Expert Donald Dennis, MD, FACS
September 15, 2011, republished March 5, 2017
Mold Remediation and Black Mold have been in the news over the last few years. There is so much varied information on what you should to do; making the wrong decision could cost you tens of thousands of dollars or it could cost you your health. Developing the right strategy to deal with mold and your Fungal Sinusitis will both contain cost and reduce the flare-ups of this chronic disease.
Here are 5 tips for getting a handle on your Chronic Sinusitis and accompanying mold problem.
1. Take a health evaluation to see if you have symptoms that would point to mold related Chronic Sinusitis. There is an online version you can take for free at our website. A strong score should prompt you to do step two.
2. Get a mold test done. There are two types of mold testing: screening and diagnostic. A screening test is used to determine if an antigen (ie. Mold) is present in your living environment. It is normally a self test kit that is inexpensive, generally under $5 a test plate. The second type is a diagnostic test that is used to give you a full lab analysis on the type and size of your mold problem. It cost is around $35 per plate. You will normally receive a lab report after you have sent your plates to the testing facility. If you have more than 4 spore counts in a one hour test, go to step three.
3. Eliminate growth factors that exacerbate your problem. Moisture and the wet fuel that make mold grow exponentially need to be removed. Use a dehumidifier in damp spaces to get moisture below 50%. Crawl spaces and basements are notorious breeding grounds for fungi.
4. Scale up your mold removal efforts to control cost. There are cases when you will need a professional company to remediate your home immediately. Normally this is when you have a large scale moisture problem, such as a flood. In this case you will probably need duct work, sheet rock and carpet replaced. However, for most folks there are DIY mold removal applications available that if used properly will clean up your issue. It is always a good idea to test after you have done the remediation to ensure that you have cleaned your living space effectively. If the DIY product cannot handle your issue. Then try contacting a professional company. Scaling up your remediation efforts could save ten of thousands of dollars.
5. Remove the antigen from you body. If you have a mold problem in your house, you will also have it trapped in your sinuses. You must clean it out with a nasal irrigator such as Nasopure and an antifungal like CitriDrops Nasal Spray. The best rule of thumb is 1 drop of antifungal for every ounce of water used.
Following these five tips will reduce the time, money and aggravation spent on dealing with your mold and Chronic Sinusitis problem. You need not live with constant sinus pain, pressure, post nasal drip or the other symptoms anymore.
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