Pearson states that all mold is allergenic, some mold produces toxins and a few are even infectious.
He notes that there are more than 100,000 unique types of molds in the fungal kingdom, but only a couple dozen are most prevalent.
Pearson adds that there are lots of things that can go wrong if you don''t know what you are doing … especially when you peel some paneling back and find a lot more contamination than you first thought.
According to Pearson, for accurate and comprehensive information, the ANSI/IICRC S520 is now the gold standard for professional mold remediation.
Jim Pearson is the president and CEO of Americlean, and has operated this full-service restoration business in Billings, Montana, for nearly 30 years. He is a certified mechanical hygienist specializing in indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and is currently the chairman of the IICRC S520 standard writing consensus body.
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