We are “The Mold Brothers”
and this is our story.
If experience is the best teacher then Curtis Barnes and Greg Morgan’s expertise in the mold business is unmatched. A leader in the mold inspection business since 2008, Mold Test USA was founded because Curtis and Greg lived with and suffered from the toxic effects of black mold in their home.
Curtis and Greg once lived in a high-rise apartment in Chicago, Illinois. Greg explains:
Not long after we moved into our apartment we began to feel ill and could not figure out why.
We experienced different mold symptoms. We suffered from burning eyes, headaches, flu-like symptoms, allergies, nausea, and skin irritations. No matter what treatments we pursued, our symptoms continued for months. We didn’t understand why we were ill, and it seemed unbelievable to us that we couldn’t shake our sickness.
One day we pulled a mattress out of a closet to prepare for out-of-town guests and we finally discovered the source of our health problems. The mattress was hiding a roof leak above the closet, and black mold appeared to be growing in the moisture behind the mattress.
We immediately reported the problem to the apartment’s office and they sent over a maintenance man.
We asked the maintenance man if what was growing in our closet was mold, and if so, how he planned to get rid of it.
“I’m going to wipe it down with bleach and paint over it,” the maintenance man answered.
“Doesn’t that release mold spores in the air that can possibly make you sick?” we questioned.
He responded dismissively. “No, that’s false information you only find on the Internet.”
Anyone in the mold business knows that bleach does not kill mold roots. Industry experts also know that the absolute last thing you want to do is wipe off any mold you may find inside your home. Doing so will disturb the mold colony, releasing millions of mold spores into the air. Mold enters your body through inhalation as well as through the skin, and so if you try to wipe away mold, you create an environment where everyone inside your home is exposed to and potentially inhaling and absorbing toxic mold spores.
We tried to work with the apartment management company; however, they did nothing to address our mold problem. We eventually broke our lease and moved out of the building. Unfortunately, the apartment management company sued us for the balance of our lease, did not give back our security deposit, and our credit rating was damaged.
Because experience creates experts, we now know that the apartment complex’s refusal to adequately address our mold issue legally qualified us to receive compensation for our moving expenses and doctor bills. It turns out, that we were also eligible to retain our security deposit, and our credit scores should not have been negatively affected.
After two weeks out of the toxic environment, Curtis and I recovered from our illnesses related to mold exposure. That’s when we realized that other people may have also experienced health issues and problems as a result of mold exposure, and so we launched Mold Test USA.
Through our experience, Curtis and I learned firsthand how stressful black mold, or any other type of household mold, can be. This is why we’ve created a company that is founded on empathy and concern for our customers.
At Mold Test USA we educate and empower our customers to address their mold issues and concerns. Our company’s mold inspection, mold testing, and mold consulting practices guarantee we always live up to our company’s slogan: Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant.”
Thanks for reading our story. We look forward to being a part of yours.
Call us anytime at 1-877-701-2606. We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!
“The Mold Brothers”