–> If you've ever had a flooded basement, a leaky pipe, or a leaky roof.
–> If food tends to mold easily if you leave it on the counter.
–> If you are achy all over and blaming it on “old age”
–> If you are forgetful bordering early Alzheimer's Disease
There may be hidden mold or other airborne toxins:
VOC's, formaldehyde, bacteria, viruses, radon, pesticides, fire retardants, carbon monoxide… our air is just not guaranteed to be good. If you have not tested your indoor air quality, you may have a problem.
Some questions that came up during our $40,000 remediation:
How much is enough?
How much is too much?
Will this work?
How am I going to pay for this?
Why are there so many sick buildings?
1.) rising cost of repairs: some people don't have the money for adequate repairs
2.) unskilled workers: anyone with a hammer can build a house – no education required
3.) increasingly tight houses: rising costs of fuel, insulate more, stagnant air
4.) outdoor air is not good: even with air exchange, outdoor air is getting worse
5.) not enough people know you can safely clean indoor air of all organic toxins
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Why should we be concerned with air quality?
~92% of people worldwide live with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer ~ World Health Organization, September of 2016
~Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors.
Indoor air has 2 to 5 times more pollutants than outdoor air.
~At least 30% of the buildings in the United States experience indoor air quality problems. ~The World Health Organization, 1984
~Indoor air pollution, commonly called sick building syndrome, costs businesses $60 billion annually ~ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
In 2007-2011, my family became so sick from mold that when we found out what was making us sick, we did whatever it took to breathe clean air again. We threw out almost everything we owned and spent a ton of MONEY and TIME on mold remediation.
We were homeless, between motel rooms and tents, for 300 days.
The First Time – We Did Mold Remediation
Collectively, our diagnosis and symptoms were: Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Epstein Barr Virus, Mycoplasma, Babesia, Cysts, Lesions, Asthma, Allergies, walking pneumonia, high liver enzymes, nausea, diarrhea, food allergies, headaches, extreme pain, extreme fatigue, seizures, chest pain, depression, mood swings, temperature dis-regulation, weight gain, weight loss, memory loss, dizziness, tinnitus and acne.
We left and took nothing with us. We practiced extreme avoidance. Everything was in Ziploc bags and we took very little. We threw a lot of our stuff out. We tried to save some stuff by cleaning with various mixtures made for mold.
Here is a detailed blog on what we did to get out and not take the mold with us.
The only thing I found that was working to clean clothes and the few non-porous things we took with us was ammonia. So, we stuck with ammonia for the remediation.
We owned a home we could not live in. And so, we lived in tents, motel rooms and my husband worked on the house that made us sick. I did the research on what to do, and he did the work.
We were sick. Camping and living in hotel rooms is not “fun” when you are sick, the kids are sick and the dog is sick. We had to do it because we could not find a safe place to rent.
We looked at dozens of homes and apartments. And I got sick at ALL of them.
A 1984 World Health Organization Committee
report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and
remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject
of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality
He threw out three quarters of what we owned and ripped the house down to studs.
It was financially and emotionally gut-wrenching. Never-mind how sick we were. Try being homeless when you are sick. It's almost too much to bear.
Mold remediation was difficult and expensive.
The whole house had to be decontaminated. This was the system that worked for us.
1.) Ozone blast- which means you have to get all people, plants and pets out of the house because ozone, at the levels you need to kill mold will also kill anything living.
2.) Clean every surface with ammonia and cotton rags – wear mask & gloves
3.) HEPA vacuum
Here are the details of how we did Mold Remediation back in 2011-2012.
It took over 10 months, and over $40,000. Finally, we were not getting sick in the house anymore.
We moved back in.
We continued to practice “extreme avoidance” by bagging up all papers and throwing things out or banishing things to the porch or back to the storage unit if they made us sick.
We went back to the 3 step system if I started feeling sick. Ozone. Ammonia. HEPA.
We were constantly cleaning.
I had to hire someone to do deep cleaning once a week.
We did a HERTSMI test every 6 months or so. For the first 2 1/2 years after the first remediation our HERTSMI's were a 4 or a 6 – consistently low and enough to keep me feeling our house was fairly safe. Anything under a 12 is considered safe for most people.
Mold Remediation Has NO GUARANTEE
If you are not testing for toxic mold, you will not know if you have it. I recommend doing the HERTSMI every 6 months… whether you think you have a problem or not!
August, 2014, 31 months after we moved back into our home, our HERTSMI score was a 20.
(anything over 12 is NOT SAFE)
I didn't want to lose all my stuff again.
I didn't want to be homeless again.
I didn't have the money to do another remediation!
I found this testimony of Bill and Ruth Pillings using Hi Tech Air reactors. They had a flood and the mold inspector told them they had to replace the walls. They decided not to. They got Hi Tech. They had mold testing done at their house for a year after and the levels were very close to zero. Listen to them tell the story. 🙂
We Were Getting Sick – Something Had to Be Done!
I remember thinking, “If they can put one of these machines in their house after a flood and they can feel better and the mold can actually disappear… maybe this thing will work?”
Then, I clicked on the name, Ray Robison, which brought me to a page with all the videos Ray Robison uploaded to youtube – and they were all about this machine that was getting rid of mold and pet odors. One of them was an “Environmental Expert” named Dick Lee who teaches at the college level. He said he saw mold counts and formaldehyde levels go down dramatically.
There was not a company name or a link to any website from those youtube videos — so I had to do my research. I found out Ray Robison owned a company called Hi Tech Air Solutions out of Moore, Oklahoma.
I got Ray's phone number off the website and gave him a call. I told him about our situation and asked him if he thought his machines could help me.
He said, “Yes. – without a doubt”
From August 2014 to November 2014, I researched and asked around to people I knew who had been sick from mold. No one I knew in the mold community had ever tried a Hi Tech air reactor. I called Ray a couple of more times. He was very helpful answering questions.
I was devastated. I was frightened. I did not want to have to leave my home and go live in a tent again. If I was going to live in a tent I wasn't doing it in upstate New York again. Too cold. I had just spent 3 months on Kauai and my two oldest daughters are living there.
I told my husband, we either get one of these machines or I'm flying back to Kauai and I will camp on the beach, stay with my daughter or stay with friends until I find a place. The weather is beautiful all the time and I felt great when I was staying in Kapaa.
Then, I went one step further.
I told him we had to buy a machine for my parents.
Here was my thinking: If this does work, I want to help my parents too. And I want to be able to visit them again. My mom had been very sick and I could not go into their house without getting very, very sick.
I bought 2 Model 101's. With the feeling that these were going to work… but if they didn't, I could send them back.
There was a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
So, I was still doubting. But extremely hopeful.
I remember the night they arrived. The tracking number said they would be arrive Wednesday, November 19th – the day after my birthday. I had a class to teach online at 7pm and I was not feeling good from the mold in my home. I couldn't wait for those machines to get here.
The UPS driver got here at 6:40 – I had already called UPS at 5:00 because the package had not gotten here and they explained that they deliver until 7pm and my packages were out for delivery. I met the UPS driver at the truck. I wanted my machines!
The Second Time – We Got Hi Tech
We had some of the symptoms coming back: brain fog, nausea, and fatigue.
Our HERTSMI was at 20 in August.
In November of 2014 – we got a Hi Tech air reactor, installed the bulbs, plugged it in and turned the Hi Tech air reactor on.
That was the first day of the rest of my life. We have been breathing cleaner air ever since. I felt better almost immediately and definitely felt better when I was in the room with the machine for the first few weeks.
Now, I can be any where in my house and the air just feels clean and light.
Our follow up HERTSMI was a 6 – down 14 points.
If somebody comes over from a mold house or brings moldy things in the machine cleans the stuff that comes into the house. I might feel an initial reaction to mold and other toxins on stuff… but the machine cleans it up.
I travel with Hi Tech and I clean my car with Hi Tech.
I can shop at thrift stores again and the machine cleans the moldy smell off stuff.
I have saved books, artwork, photos, clothes, papers and so much more.
When the Hi Tech 101 helped me so much, I called up Ray, the owner of the company and I said, “I'm going to tell people about these.”
And Ray said, “Then, I'm going to pay you.”
You don't have to worry about me just telling you about something because I might get a commission. I know it's instinct to not trust someone's opinion because they might be just trying to sell something. There is no way I could ever tell you something works if it didn't work. How could I ever make up such a story?
There was a Risk Free money back guarantee through 2016.
Now, Hi Tech has gone one better!
Hi Tech guarantees there will be a 30% reduction in any before and after testing – or you will get your money back plus the cost of the testing.
Before you get too excited about getting your money back:
There is almost always a 80-90% reduction!
A company just could not offer a money back guarantee based on performance if the product didn't work! The money back guarantee was one of the biggest reasons I bought a Hi Tech Air Reactor. If you have any doubt whether or not this could work, the money back guarantee should seal the deal.
I am thrilled every time someone gets to experience clean air the way I have been able to enjoy clean air. I think every school, library, public building and home should be properly sized for clean air with Hi Tech Air Solutions.
Contact me to Get a Size Estimate for Your Home or Commerial Building.
Because of Hi Tech:
Many people are able to live and work in safe buildings, not sick buildings
Many people have started to heal from chronic illness because they are no longer being poisoned by their air.
It gives me great joy to see people be helped by Hi Tech!
No one should ever have to throw their stuff away and be homeless.
I have a friend who threw her stuff away 5 times over 15 years. I gave her a Hi Tech 101 and now she and her daughter will never have to throw their stuff out and be homeless again.
Plug it in and Breathe!!!
Every building has some mold or other types of indoor air pollution. Hi Tech can always improve the quality of your indoor air.
Sometimes I recommend some repairs/remediation and Hi Tech.
Never, would I recommend mold remediation only without getting Hi Tech.
Mold remediation has no guarantee.
Hi Tech has a money back plus the cost of testing guarantee.