Finding Mold Testing & Remediation Help

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Resources for mold testing & remediation

In this post, I will share with you where to find mold sampling professionals, the standards they should be using, and the right questions to ask.

7 places to find mold sampling professionals

Local Engineer or Architect Referrals – Licensed professionals are have lots of education & liability

Universities with environmental science/engineering programs 

Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)

Environmental Consulting firm (Mold sampling & indoor air quality)

Professional Industrial Hygienist 

Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification

American Council of Accredited Certification

NOTE: Only a few states regulate mold remediators – TX, NY are among them

The standards mold professionals SHOULD be using

ANSI/IICRC S500

Water Damage Restoration

ANSI/IICRC S520

Mold Remediation

Summary: 

  1. Must DISCLOSE if deviate from the standard in any way 
  2. Testing always BEFORE any coatings 
  3. Source removal NOT fogging 
  4. AVOID conflict of interest – Separate testing from remediation 

 

Questions to ask any mold professional

  1. Experience / Time testing? 
  2. Training, credentials & background 
  3. Type of samples taken? 
  4. Results reports – Copies of sample analyses, explanations? 
  5. Liability insurance? 
  6. Safety precautions? 

If you have found quality professionals through other sources, please let me know what they are! I’m always looking to update my information to best help the people who need help.

Cheryl Ciecko is an ALA, LEED AP, Licensed Architect who helps homeowners and building professionals create safe homes through online education to prevent mold, water damage, and poor indoor air quality. 

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