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Finding Mold Testing & Remediation Help

October 16, 2016



STANDARDS they should be using...


QUESTIONS to ask...





  1. Local Engineer or Architect Referrals-  Licensed Professionals are have lots of education & liability.








  2.  Universities with environmental science/engineering programs 



  3.  Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)     Click on 'Consumer Resources​  



  4. Environmental Consulting firm  (Mold sampling & indoor air quality) 



  5. Professional Industrial Hygienist    Hygienist.aspx   



  6.   Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification



7.  American Council of Accredited Certification 




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


Government Standards

(Note: While these are required, there is no enforcement.)   See the post on this topic specifically. 





Water Damage Restoration



Mold Remediation



  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 of 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.

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