When I came across Mike and Environmental Analytics through Chris Kresser’s podcast regarding mold, I knew immediately that I needed to reach out and seek his guidance. My fiancé and I are in the process of making a cross country move to Seattle, and due to my CIRS diagnosis, have had to test every potential apartment we are looking at for mold. We completed two ERMI tests on apartments that we were very interested in; however, we were left feeling confused and concerned about trying to find a place to live when the scores came back (seemingly) unfavorable for someone with CIRS. ERMI tests are expensive, and we couldn’t afford to complete test after test. We were also running out of time to find a place to live!
Thankfully, Mike was able to accommodate us by providing a phone consultation less than one week later. He offered extensive education and insight regarding our testing procedures and results that had me wishing I’d known to reach out sooner! It is SO rare to find indoor environmental professionals who are well-versed in CIRS, and have a clear understanding of the connection between our home environments and the impact that it can have on our health and well-being. In one short phone consultation, Mike provided invaluable, evidence based information regarding self-collection sampling via ERMI/HERTSMI tests, certain types of mold/fungi, test limitations, and air filtration. He not only gave us a second opinion on our ERMI test results, but he armed me with the knowledge I need to successfully move forward with additional mold testing, inspection, and home maintenance.
On top of his knowledge and expertise, Mike is personable, professional, and explains complex information in a way that is easy to understand. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of further guidance regarding mold testing/inspection and CIRS. Thank you, Mike, for graciously offering us your time and help – we are so appreciative!!