Home Mold Testing Done Right with Mark Levy | Dr. Lo Show

Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Lo Radio Show! I really enjoyed recording this episode, and I think you will enjoy it as well. 

Today I am chatting with Mark Levy also known as the Mold Guy.  We talk all about getting your place properly tested for mold! We talk about the importance of testing for bacteria, and not just mold, and how critical it is to test HVAC systems.  Then we wrap up our conversation talking about how attics and crawl spaces impact the living space and indoor air quality. 

Mark shares so much knowledge to help you be informed when dealing with mold or if you need to hire mold inspectors for your home. Because only focusing on water damaged areas can prevent patients from getting well, even with the best therapies on board, due to cross-contamination. 

If you suffer from health issues that you may think are caused by mold, this show is for you! We share some signs to look for when identifying mold in your home. 

If you are listening to this episode and you or someone you know are navigating through any of the health issues we discuss, I would be more than happy to support you in the journey! Feel free to reach out to me to continue this conversation: @doctor_lo

I hope you enjoy and learn something new from this episode! 

We Discuss:

  • {06:28} Mark shares his professional journey and how he got into the mold business.
  • {12:06} It is really important to understand what is going on within your home. 
  • {13:20} Many times people don’t think their homes have anything to do with the way they are feeling.  
  • {14:28} Dr. Lo shares her experience dealing with mold. 
  • {18:31} Signs to look for to identify mold damage
  • {20:28} If you have a mold problem 100% of the time the HVAC system is going to be contaminated. Mold can become airborne.   
  • {21:50} 2 Types of Contamination
  • {24:45} Don’t just count on air samples.  Look at the condition of your environment. 
  • {27:41} Isolate where mold is being harbored. 
  • {30:51} Bacteria is often overlooked. 
  • {31:54} Different Types of Bacteria
  • {35:28} Attics & Crawl Spaces
  • {38:54} Roof leaks can cause mold.
  • {40:20} Look at your home from top to bottom.  
  • {42:54} Tips for Choosing a Remediation Company
  • {46:20} 3 questions doctors can ask to help figure out if their patients have been exposed to mold.
  • {49:54} Not everyone in the home will be symptomatic.  
  • {51:40} Tips to Prevent Mold Overgrowth
  • And so much more! 


Links Mentioned:


Mark’s Website



Break the Mold with Dr. Jill Crista



Become a Healthy Home Expert with Caroline Blazovsky





About The Guest: 

Mark Levy is the founder of The Mold Guy, Inc. Over the last 18 years The Mold Guy has specialized in working with people who are hypersensitive, have complex health issues and/or struggle with multiple environmental illnesses. Our team participates in 5-7 medical conferences per year allowing us to collaborate predominantly with functional-minded environmental doctors and their patients. We do this by providing the doctor and their patients with environmental testing that enables the doctors to better understand what their patients are being exposed to within their home or workspace.

Mark is certified by the American Council for Accredited Certifications (ACAC). The Certification Council is North America’s oldest and most prestigious certifying body dedicated to indoor air quality. The ACAC is accredited by the prestigious Certification for Engineering and Scientific Technicians Board (CESB) and National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Mark is Board Council Certified in the following:

Microbial Consultant

Indoor Environmental Consultant

Mold Remediation

Additional certifications/credits:

Institute of Inspection

Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Water Restoration Specialist

Odor Control Specialist

Building science level 1 Thermography (Infraspection Institute)

LEED Accredited Professional (granted by the GBCI)

The Mold Guy specializes in environmental testing to include but not limited to: Mold, Mycotoxins, Actinomycetes, ERMI testing, Endotoxins and VOC’s. Collectively our team at The Mold Guy has performed over 10,000+ mold inspections.

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