Assessments & Protocols
In recent years, the industry of mold remediation has moved more and more towards the utilization of mold protocols. In many states, laws have been passed mandating that a mold protocol must be utilized by a licensed mold remediation company to legally remove mold. Florida has very strict laws that outline the requirements for a mold assessor to hold a state license that is separate from the licensed mold remediation company performing the remediation. Furthermore, many homeowner’s insurance carriers now demand a written mold protocol to accompany the pre-testing, in order to pay for any mold remediation work performed. Often insurance carriers will not even consider paying for mold remediation on a property without a written, in-depth mold protocol that was created by a stated licensed mold assessor. In recent years, the industry of mold remediation has moved more and more towards the utilization of mold protocols. In many states, laws have been passed mandating that a mold protocol must be utilized by a licensed mold remediation company to legally remove mold. Furthermore, many homeowner’s insurance carriers now demand a written mold protocol to accompany the pre-testing, in order to pay for any mold remediation work performed. Often insurance carriers will not even consider paying for mold remediation on a property without a written, in-depth mold protocol that was created by a stated licensed mold assessor.
A mold protocol can be best described as the written “playbook” for the mold remediation company to successfully remediate mold in a building. It is an itemized, step by step set of instructions outlining where the work is to be performed, how and to what extent. This report is accompanied with mold testing results and also carries instructions for post-remediation testing to verify the remediation was performed successfully. A mold protocol from Indoor Mold Specialists will also include several inspection photos. Photos include areas in question, mold affected materials and thermal images of the affected areas.
Protocol size and depth vary based on the size of the mold remediation project, the property, and the customer. A good mold protocol can be read and successfully completed by any licensed mold remediation contractor. The protocol should be very descriptive as to where the work is to be completed, the extent of the work and in many cases, including photos of the work site to remove any doubt as to areas being referenced in the business or home. Indoor Mold Specialists also makes its mold experts available for any questions or clarification needed by the property owner, the contractors, the mold remediation expert and carrier involved in the mold project.
Why Is A Mold Protocol Important?
A mold protocol is to be written by a licensed mold assessor. This individual holds a separate state license than the remediation professional. Keep in mind it is an individual that holds a license, not a company. One professional is outlining the work and testing for another licensed professional to successfully complete his/her job during remediation. The state of Florida instituted these mold related laws to eliminate conflicts of interests where contractors test their own work. These laws have been successful to date. At Indoor Mold Specialists, we have multiple individuals that hold Mold Assessment licenses in the State of Florida. Any mold assessment company should be able to readily share their state credentials and insurance upon request.
A third-party mold protocol takes the matter of opinion out of the project and offers a third party to produce a document as to how the project is to be handled. Even more important, the assessor who produces the protocol also conducts pre and post-testing – which tests and verifies the work of the remediation company. Often times, a mold project can be more in depth than what is initially detected or visible. On each IMS protocol, we give specific instructions on the actions to take place to ensure the remediation company removes contaminated material beyond the affected areas to eliminate any doubt that the project wasn’t completed successfully. With that being said, remediation companies and property owners have a direct line to their Indoor Mold Specialists professional to return to the property to make new observations and add additional steps to the protocol.
There are many contractors who claim to be mold experts. Here at IMS we only offer mold testing and mold protocols. Our entire business is based on being experts in mold and ensuring that we are supplying property owners and contractors with extensive information to successfully remediate all levels of mold present.
Mold in a home or business is serious. Mold puts your health and the health of your property at risk. Mold testing is only one step. The successful remediation of mold is the second, and arguably the most important step in the process of ridding your life of this mold issue. Proper mold remediation is the end result of an in-depth, expert mold protocol. Indoor Mold Specialists is an expert mold testing company and mold protocol company.
To put it simply it offers a homeowner or business owner peace of mind that their remediation project is completed without issue.
Indoor Mold Specialists creates protocols for homeowners, business owners, mold professionals, insurance adjusters, and insurance companies daily. We offer fair third party protocol creation at a fair price to successfully complete any project.
Are you in need of an expert third party mold remediation protocol- if so call Indoor Mold Specialists of Florida today.