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Sizing Hi Tech for Your Home or Building

Hi Tech air reactors have to be sized correctly for your building or your home. If your building is not equipped with the right number of Hi Tech machines, they will not clean the air adequately. Mold, mycotoxins and other tiny toxins that we can’t see move quickly. If you have a Hi Tech air reactor that is rated for 1,600 square feet (Model 101) in a home that is 2500 square feet, it will clean some of the area while the toxins are still active in the other areas and the toxins will blow around so you don’t have a clean area.

I love clean air1,600-3,200 square feet = TWO Hi Tech Model 101’s.
3,200-4,800 square feet = THREE Hi Tech Model 101’s.
…and so on.

The square footage is based on 8 foot ceilings. So if your ceilings are higher or you have cathedral ceilings, we need to figure out cubic foot area!

Example: If your square foot area is 1600 square feet but your ceilings are 16 feet – you need TWO Model 101’s.

When figuring out the size of a home, many make the mistake of NOT basement or crawlspace in the square footage. If there is air exchange with these areas, they will need to be included in the square footage.

We do not include attic space in square footage. If people have a mold problem in their attic, the Hi Tech air reactors will keep the air in the home safe to breathe but when the machines are shut off, whatever mold is in the attic will seep back into the house. Some common problems that can cause moisture/mold in the attic: roof leak, bathroom fans are vented improperly or the HVAC unit has a moisture problem. If the attic has a known moisture or mold problem (past or present) – you may want to put an air reactor in the attic to take care of it at the source.

At an Indoor Air Quality Association conference, I found out that 50% of a home’s indoor air comes from the basement. That is why we did a full basement/crawlspace encapsulation – we have a partial dirt floor and there were toxins coming out of the dirt that were contributing to our poor indoor air quality.

If you have hostile situation – you know there is something active going on – you will need to:
1. Make repairs or remove and replace the items that are toxic
2. Get extra Hi Tech air reactors – sometimes in hostile situation having a 101 for every 800-1,000 square feet will be necessary to clear the air.
it is always a good idea to contact a Hi Tech expert
It is always a good idea to contact a Hi Tech expert to be sure of how many machines you need for your home.

Hi Tech 101Most of the time, in a home over 1,600, you are going to want to get multiple Model 101’s, rather than one of the larger models. 101’s are portable, 20 pounds with sturdy handles for easily moving them around if you want to relocate them. They do clean at a distance, so moving them around constantly is not necessary.

The Hi Tech air reactors do clean better closest to the machine, so if you have an area you know is a problem or something that you bring in that you know is a problem, it is best to put the machine near the problem.

Hi Tech Model 110Another option is getting a Model 110 – which is the workhorse of the Hi Tech machines – it is rated for up to 5,000 square feet and is often used with one or several Model 101’s. I have seen the 110 clear a hostile environment in two weeks – so you would never know there was an indoor air quality issue in a building!

The Model 110 is larger and is on wheels. If you need to pick it up and move it into a vehicle for transport or another area, you will need 2 people. It is great for larger areas like gymnasiums, schools, commercial buildings, hospitals and other areas with large square footage/cubic foot area.

While the Model 101 will eventually clear the air and leave you with clean air, the Model 110 will do the job quicker. One family I work with lives in a New York apartment building and most of the time, the 101 is enough to keep up with the toxicity… if they feel the apartment has gotten toxic, which often happens because neighboring apartments are toxic, the building is toxic and the outdoor air is toxic, they will run the 110 to do a thorough decontamination.

We also use the Hi Tech 101 in our car… if you are sensitive to mold and other toxins and you are cleaning the air in your home, you want to clean the air in your car, too. Some people don’t even realize that their car is a source of toxins. I run the Hi tech 101 in my car at least once a month… or after I give someone a ride who lives in a sick building.

If you have any questions about your particular situation, contact me directly or set up a phone consult.

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The Coca Pulse Test

The book on the Coca Pulse Test is available for free and it’s 110 pages long – this is an attempt to simplify the test so that you can use it to see if you are allergic to something or herxing/detoxing.

Allergies are dangerous. Detox is necessary.

Holding onto toxins can make us very sick. Lyme Disease and other infections expel toxins into our bodies. Just think about these organisms living inside of us – they pee and poop in our bodies and this alone can add to how sick we feel.

Many chronically ill people get reactions when they take supplements, use products and even when they eat foods. It is important to be be able to distinguish between allergic reactions and detox symptoms.

The Coca Pulse Test
(Neuro-Lingual
Test)

Purpose: A simple 2 1/2 minute self-test to determine if a particular food or supplement causes a stressful reaction. Note: This test may not be valid if you are taking a drug that controls your heart rate, such as a calcium-channel blocker or a beta-blocker.

Procedure:

  1. Sit down, take a deep breath, and relax.
  2. Establish your baseline pulse by counting your heart beat for a full minute and record your pulse in the “Before” space in the Pulse Test Record
  3. Put a sample of a food or supplement to evaluate in your mouth (on your tongue). You may chew but refrain from However, you do need to taste it for approximately one-half minute.
    Note: The sensory information taste signals from your mouth will inform your central nervous system (brain) as to the nature of the test substance. If the test substance (food or supplement) is stressful to the body, you will have a brief reaction that causes your heart to beat faster.
    Test only one food at a time. Testing individual ingredients will yield specific information, compared with testing foods contain- ing multiple ingredients. Testing a banana, for example, yields more specific and therefore more valuable information than testing banana bread
  4. Retake your pulse (the food or the supplement remains in your mouth). Write down your “After” pulse on the Pulse Test Record below.
    Note: An increase of 4 or more is considered the result of a stressful reaction. For 0 Blood Type people an increase of 3 or more is considered a positive reaction. The greater the degree of stressfulness or reactivity, the higher the heart rate will be.
  5. Discard the tested ingredient (do not swallow) and repeat the procedure to test other foods or supplements. Repeat the procedure as frequently as you like, as long as you always return to your normal pulse before testing the next food.
    Note: If a reaction occurred, rinse your mouth out with some purified water and spit the water out. Wait two minutes, then you can retest your pulse to see if it has returned to its baseline. If it hasn’t, wait a couple of minutes more and retest, continue to retest until you have returned to your normal pulse. Once your pulse has returned to its normal rate you can test the next food

Download these instructions for the Coca Pulse Test in a pdf (printable)

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Clean Indoor Air – 6 Kinds of People

I just read an article called, Four Lyme Experts Share About Mold, A Common Lyme Disease Co-Condition and each of the experts say you have to get away from mold exposures. What I don’t see are any details on HOW to get away from mold.

I think that is because they don’t know!

I have found 6 different kinds of people when it comes to toxic mold and indoor air quality.

1.) There are the “extreme avoidance” people – When we got sick from mold, we were told there was one way to get well from mold and most of the time, that even failed. Leave and take nothing with you. Practice extreme avoidance. Clean, clean, clean, wash, wash, wash, HEPA vacuum, HEPA filter, try anything to clean the air and surfaces.

tentsExtreme avoidance goes along with minimalist living. Don’t buy much of anything because you might have to throw it out later when it starts making you sick.

The goal of “extreme avoidance” is to live in a completely toxin free environment by throwing out or cleaning anything toxic, keeping things clean and/or enclosed in plastic bags and plastic containers.

Living in tents, empty metal boxes and environmentally friendly tiny homes is the norm.
Living in a modern, stick built home is often frowned upon in the extreme avoidance mindset.

2.) There are the “mold experts” – Mold inspectors, mold remediators, and people who work in indoor air quality – they all think their way of cleaning up mold is the best way. I have seen more botched mold remediations than successful ones. Some mold experts are out to help people and some, unfortunately, are out to make a dollar and don’t care who they hurt.

I hired one self proclaimed mold expert to do the original testing on my home. That testing cost me $2700.00 – I now know I could have done that testing for about $200. I have never hired another mold expert. I don’t trust most of them. There is a saying among people who work in mold, “Mold is Gold” and I think people should not take advantage of other people.

Get recommendations from people who have success stories with a “mold expert” before you hire anyone. Get several different opinions and trust your gut instinct.

People who are sensitive to mold cost mold remediators time and money. Sensitive people need things extra clean, they take extra time. Most mold experts don’t want to deal with people who are sick from mold. Many don’t believe we get as sick as we do. They work in mold all the time and they are “fine” so these people who get sick must be hypochondriacs and fakers.

I have been to several indoor air quality conferences and there is very little agreement on the best method of cleaning for mold… there are written guidelines for mold remediation and inspections, but those guidelines don’t go far enough to protect the consumer from the mold “expert” who does an insufficient job. An air test to “clear” a building is not sufficient.

no guaranteeThe ultimate test of a successful remediation should be that people in the building that were sick before the remediation are not sick after the remediation. A HERTSMI every 6 months for the next 2 years or blood tests every 3-6 months depending on the severity of the illness of the inhabitants.

Right now, if you get sick from mold again after a mold remediation the only guarantee you have is that there is no guarantee.

3.) There are the “bleach it and paint it with Kilz” people – this one is by far the most dangerous. The bleach makes mold disappear but the water in the bleach feeds the roots of the mold, far below the surface. The mold continues to grow beneath the surface and then the Kilz is actually mold food too.

4.) There are the “indoor air doesn’t make me sick” people – they will just stay in the toxic home, school or building. They figure they won’t get that sick. Someone else might get sick, but they’re fine. They may get sick with cancer or MS but they don’t believe it is from the air they breathe.

5.) There are the “I can’t afford to move” people – They don’t have the money so they stay in mold. Sometimes it’s homes and sometimes it’s a job. They have no where to go. They need the job. So they stay, and get sicker.

These people need help. Our communities should be reaching out to shut-ins and chronically sick people and doing environmental testing for them. Public buildings should all have to test once a year and more often if people are sick in the building.

The air we breathe is making a lot of people sick.
It’s a silent epidemic that very few are talking about.

When a test told us we had toxic mold and we were sick… we got out!
We figured out how to pay for it later.

6.) There are the “Hi Tech” people – we don’t have to run from mold, or be afraid of mold. We have Hi Tech and we just turn it on and breathe. It cleans the air, it cleans our stuff, it cleans our cars.

Money Back GuaranteeI’ve tried dozens of HEPA filters, diffusing oils, diffusing propolis, ozone blasting, fogging, cleaning and encapsulating – and nothing works like Hi Tech. That’s why the company can give a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and a 5 Year Warranty. It works.

Got Mold? No problem. Hi Tech it.

It’s not always that simple. Sometimes you need to do repairs and use Hi Tech.

For someone who is sensitive, like me… Hi Tech is a great tool.
I know my air is clean because I run Hi Tech in my home.

I think every home should be proactively cleaning their air all the time.

If anyone is sick they should test, test and retest until they find the environmental toxin that is making them sick.

Why wait until you GET sick?

We breathe 7-8 liters of air per minute. Wouldn’t you like the air you breathe to be CLEAN?


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