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What’s in Your Air? Mold Authority Franchisee Andrew Melrose Wants You to Know

The leader in air quality testing and its franchise partners are on a mission to ensure safe air quality in homes and businesses across the country.

By Kerrie Kennedy1851 Franchise Staff Writer
SPONSORED 12:12PM 08/15/21

An interest in health — and how unhealthy air can lead to poor health — is what first led North Carolina-based Andrew Melrose to discover Mold Authority, the rising air quality and mold inspection brand on the East Coast.

Now, as a Mold Authority franchisee, Melrose says it’s high time people understand the significance and health implications of the air they breathe.

“Every homeowner and business owner should get an air quality inspection just like they get an annual medical exam for themselves,” he said. “Anyone who cares about their health should find out exactly what they're breathing in.”

If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that indoor air quality matters. Now that it’s front and center on many homeowners’ and business owners’ minds, the brand is poised to meet the demand for indoor air quality testing.

From mold to asbestos, lead to radon, allergens to pathogens, bacteria to viruses — including COVID-19 — Mold Authority can test for all of it for a fraction of the price of what its small pool of competitors charge, without any conflict of interest.

“There are a lot of gaps in the industry,” Melrose said. “An everyday person doesn’t know who to call first if they need someone to diagnose their air quality. Insurance adjusters are not health specialists — we are.”

Serving both residential and commercial properties, Mold Authority is licensed and certified by the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the American Council for Accredited Certification, among others. 

“This is a niche industry that’s very much needed,” Melrose said. “I'm working with people who have Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other unexplained illnesses that often have their root causes in mold and toxins found in their homes. We’re really a bridge between many different industries.”

For Melrose, whose passion in life is helping people regain their health, the decision to partner with Mold Authority was extremely well-timed. 

As commercial businesses begin to open back up and welcome back patrons and employees, more attention is being placed on workplace safety and air quality to protect the health of all occupants. And after going through COVID, homeowners with chronic conditions and underlying health issues are especially anxious to ensure the safety of their home environment.

Offering post testing, lead testing, asbestos testing, air testing, moisture identification, water testing, odor identification and more, Mold Authority, a national leader in the air quality industry, is poised for explosive growth as it seeks to grow its franchise system throughout the U.S. in an industry that generates $4 billion annually.

With states increasingly mandating inspections and testing for new home construction and sales, not to mention the lessons learned from COVID, mitigating mold and ensuring air is safe to breathe has never been more important, said Thomas Re, president of Mold Authority.

“COVID proved that bad indoor air quality makes us sick,” he said. “There’s been a paradigm shift in the way we understand the connection between air quality and illness. We should all expect to breathe in clean, virus-free air, and we’re here to give people that assurance.”

Total investments for a Mold Authority franchise range from $42,750 to $91,950. For more information about franchising with Mold Authority, visit