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Mold Dogs Are Not Used By Professionals

Aug 18, 2007
If you think that your home or business may have a problem with mold, you might hire the first mold remediation company that you can find to come and take a look at your property, but how do you know if they are truly professionals or not?

One obvious way to tell is whether or not they employ the use of dogs in order to locate mold in a building.

The use of these mold dogs is not only inhumane, but very unprofessional. There are plenty of other techniques that can be used to detect the presence of mold in a household or a business and true professionals know this.

Professional companies often have mycologists on hand to determine just what kind of mold that you are dealing with and how dangerous it can be to your health. Mold dogs only detect if mold exists on the property, not how much exists or how toxic it is.

The use of dogs to locate mold in the home is also obviously detrimental to the health of the dog. Dogs and other animals are no less susceptible to the health effect of mold than human beings and often by the time the mold infection in a dog or cat is recognized by the owner, it is too late and beyond treatment.

Dogs that are used to sniff out mold are very likely to develop respiratory infections and skin infections, especially around the nose and mouth. The purpose of a mold dog is to actively inhale the mold spores and this is EXACTLY what people are advised not to do when they are performing mold remediation.

This is all but the deliberate infection of an animal that cannot do anything to help itself if it needs medical attention. Dogs and other animals are not aware of the existence of medical treatment and cannot alert their owners that something is wrong with them.

It is up to human beings to care for them, since we are the only species on the planet capable of caring for another, especially when it does not benefit us.

There are many other methods used to detect mold, such as mold testing kits that you can put around your home after stirring up the air in the room. Mold spores will drop onto these tests and begin to grow. When sent to a laboratory, they will let you know what kind of mold is in your home and also what level of toxicity you are dealing with.

Any company who uses mold dogs is not a professional company that you want to use to remove mold from your home. Support the humane treatment of animals and help stop the use of mold dogs
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
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