There are a lot of mold remediation companies out there. With little regulation in New York State almost anyone can just take a course and call themselves experts. These so called “experts” pose a threat to homeowners across Long Island and New York State. Mold is toxic and can cause serious health problems; if a mold problem is not taken care of properly the consequences could be dire.
Although a company is not required to carry a special license for Mold Removal in New York, they suggest that any contractor should carry insurance which includes their work performing mold remediation. They should not recommend fogging or general spraying of biocides. Not completing an inspection before providing a written quote is a giant red flag.
Quotes should include a description of removal/disposal/cleaning methods to be used, a detailed list of specific work to be done, and methods for protecting the remainder of the home and occupants. Final payment should not be due until the work is successfully completed.
It is of the utmost importance that your contractor carries an IICRC certification for mold remediation.
The Instititue of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) sets the industry standards for Mold Removal
. Just like mechanics or members of the American Medical Association and American Bar Association set themselves apart through training, experience and comprehensive examination, IICRC certification helps to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries’ most skilled and dedicated technicians and businesses.
Always ask to make sure your mold remediation contractor is certified in mold remediation by an accredited institution.
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