- Empower mold patients and property owners with the tools to know how to find professionals with proper skills to assess and fix the water damage;
- Share insights with consultants and investigators so they can write holistic remediation;
- Train contractors in cost-effective remediation protocols that will remove airborne inhalation hazards without spreading contamination or poisoning the air; and
- Help laboratories understand what is most relevant to remediation analysis.
Much of what was learned came from failure. Failure to pass post testing. Failure to return a healthy home to mold sufferers. When following "industry standards" failed to achieve levels of cleanliness needed for an affected patient to return, Greg questioned everything. He discovered mis-information that leads to failure.
Microbial remediation was born from asbestos abatement. Containment, negative air machines, wiping, vacuuming, air sampling. But mold is a biological organism. Asbestos is a rock. Their behaviors are different.
Understanding that the first step in fixing a problem is to correctly identify it, he looked at microbial damage from a multi-disciplinary approach - particle physics, clean-room science, pollution control, meteorology, and building science. He studied textbooks and research papers.
It’s the particles. Airborne fragments of mold and construction dust. Microscopic inhalation hazards lingering long after the remediation. The float throughout the building envelope during remediation.
The industry doesn’t pay attention because they’re looking for spores. Most remediations fail because these leftover fragments can still inflict harm. They're not found in any spore trap air samples - because they're smaller than spores. The air sampler can be in the middle of a cloud of these fragments, but your lab results will show everything's normal.
We developed a method of rapidly capturing these fugitive particles and physically removing them from breathing spaces so they can be wiped away. We learned from rain.
AeroSolver products were developed to be used with a patented method that quickly and inexpensively clears the air of all kinds of airborne particles.
Like Dr. Shoemaker's experience with patients who come to him out of desperation - having seen multiple doctors before - many of our clients come to us after one or more (expensive) remediations have been done by professionals following those "Industry Standards" with no success. Often the environment was worse than before remediation.
Greg Weatherman is the principal investigator for aerobioLogical Solutions. His company spent many years doing mold remediation.
Frustrated with passing post testing using typical "industry standard" methods - air sampling & ERMI carpet cassettes - but getting negative feedback from customers and/or physicians, he and his partner set out to find out what was going wrong to make remediation better.
From that pursuit, he solved the many problems with testing and remediation. He altered surface PCR testing techniques that some may call ERMI, even though ERMI is a statistical score tied to a specific collection method based on EPA/HUD research. AeroSolver was created to address the microbial fragments that the industry had been overlooking. The air cleaning method was patented. An AeroSolver air cleaning product line was developed.
Greg is co-inventor of AeroSolver - patented advanced air cleaning technology.
Just as Dr. Shoemaker is teaching physicians his protocols, we are reaching out to consultants and contractors in this field. As we challenge the industry to evolve, we are equipping professionals with the science behind our methods.
Remediation contractors can apply our methods to all their jobs - not just ones involving medically-sensitive clients. Its quicker, easier and more economical than current practices.
It's time "Industry Standards" catches up to the science.
What We've Achieved
- Developed and patented an air cleaning method using AeroSolver - an odorless fog that captures ultra fine particles from indoor and rapidly drops them to the ground.
- Trained remediation contractors in our methods by working hand-in-hand with them to solve tough remediation problems.
- Demonstrated the economic advantage of using our fogging technique over the use of air scrubbers in the final remediation cleanup.
- Gained an understanding of the importance of removing microscopic mold fragments as well as spores during remediation.
- Elimination of odors and residual airborne particles caused by prior contractor spraying disinfectant throughout home causing occupants to have adverse reaction.
- 90 percent reduction of soot after a fire in controlled experiment.
Asbestos abatement using no traditional negative air pressure in the work area and exceeded industry standard post testing levels.
- Based our practices on scientific principles and peer-reviewed research.
- Designed successful remediation plans for residential and commercial projects - keeping business "down time" to a minimum.
- Examined industry standards to figure out what was right, and what they got wrong.
- Helped mold sufferers, both locally and nation-wide, choose the right remediation protocols and contractors.
- Educated property owners about how to make good choices when hiring microbial professionals.
- Captured and identified mycotoxins in a structure using our fogging process.
- Remediation of a 100-year old historical row-house in downtown Washington DC. Without using disinfectants or fragrances, eliminated all airborne inhalation hazards. Extremely sensitive occupant with aspergillosis is now able to return and live in home.
- Remotely supported investigations and remediations working with local professionals.
SurvivingRemediation.com is a collaboration between aerobioLogical Solutions, Inc., and aeroSolver LLC.
Greg Weatherman, AerobioLogical Solutions, Inc., has been working with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker's patients for over a decade to remediate water-damaged homes and businesses to create a healthy environment for medically-sensitive patients.