How to find MOLD SAMPLING PROFESSIONALS..
STANDARDS they should be using...
QUESTIONS to ask...
Local Engineer or Architect Referrals- Licensed Professionals are have lots of education & liability.
Universities with environmental science/engineering programs
Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) http://www.iaqa.org/ Click on 'Consumer Resources
Environmental Consulting firm (Mold sampling & indoor air quality)
Professional Industrial Hygienist https://www.aiha.org/about-ih/Pages/Find-an-Industrial- Hygienist.aspx
6. Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification
7. American Council of Accredited Certification http://acac.org/
NOTE: Only a few states regulate mold remediators – TX, NY are among them
(Note: While these are required, there is no enforcement.) See the post on this topic specifically.
Water Damage Restoration
Must DISCLOSE if deviate from the standard in any way
Testing always BEFORE any coatings
Source removal NOT fogging
AVOID conflict of interest - Separate testing from remediation
QUESTIONS TO ASK of any mold professional:
Experience / Time testing?
Training, credentials & background
Type of samples taken?
Results reports - Copies of sample analyses, explanations?
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.