– About Us –

BIOSWEEP of Alabama is owned by Roy Ponder, who is a certified expert in odor removal, mold remediation, and indoor air quality. Ponder has National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) certifications in odor removal, mold remediation, and testing.

BIOSWEEP of Alabama is a family-owned business that aims to get homeowners back to their normal lives. The Ponders aim to educate their clients on their home’s needs so they can make the best decision for their families.

Roy Ponder, Owner of Biosweep of AL

Meet the Ponders

From moving to a small town where they didn’t know anyone to establishing themselves in a thriving community, Roy and Teresa Ponder have become an important part of the landscape of East Alabama.

Roy and Teresa moved to Opelika in 1998, and have loved working, raising their children, and getting to know the people in and around East Alabama. They have been married for 42 years, and have three sons (all graduates of Opelika High School) and five grandsons.


Roy began as an automobile interior repair technician, and ended up buying the territory from his boss. He grew that business into a healthy company and owned it for several years. One day, he discovered BIOSWEEP and was intrigued by the technology and how it could help people. He was so excited, he sold the interior repair business and bought the BIOSWEEP franchise for central Alabama in 2014. He immediately began helping people rid their homes of unwanted odors. After a year of that, he realized that a lot of the odors came from mold and moisture issues, and so added mold remediation as an additional service. He has recently added Water Restoration to the list of services he provides.

Roy is an expert investigator, and is known for being able to figure out the cause of the mold, moisture, or odor problem. He sees it as a challenge and a blessing to be able to tell people why their issues exist, and how he can solve them. He works hard to make the customer happy by explaining the process clearly, answering every question they may have, and following up with service after the job is complete.
Roy holds certifications from NORMI in mold Remediation and Sanitization, and IICRC certifications in Odor Control, Water Restoration, and Moisture. He also participates in ongoing training to keep his certifications current.


Teresa, as an elementary school teacher for over 20 years, joined the company in 2019. Her experience in planning, organizing, and managing lots of moving parts has been an asset. After spending a year learning all the different aspects of the business, Teresa does much of the bookkeeping, personnel managing and mold testing for BIOSWEEP.

Roy and Teresa continue to grow personally and professionally. Working as a team, they have seen BIOSWEEP of Alabama grow quickly into the premier permanent odor removal and mold remediation company in the area. They are looking forward to a bright future.

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