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Ormond Beach Mold Testing and Remediation

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Ormand Beach Home Needs Mold Remediation

SERVPRO Suggests to Be Aware of Fraudulent Activities Regarding Mold Discovery and Remediation.

Our beautiful Florida weather attracts tourists and new residents every year, but the high humidity also makes mold infestations and subsequent damage almost routine for Ormond Beach and across the state. It also once provided an opportunity for some businesses to take advantage of this situation to defraud customers.

It became such an issue; the Florida Legislature passed new regulations for testing and remediation in 2010. These rules require that each company licensed to perform an assessment or mold test including in Ormand Beach cannot be licensed to perform mold remediation. The rules were changed to stop unscrupulous business owners from performing an assessment that always led to a mold discovery. These owners then used their false results to pressure the homeowners into starting work that day to the needless cost of thousands of dollars.
 
Since a mold assessor cannot also be a mold remediation specialist, SERVPRO does not perform a mold test in Ormond Beach or anywhere else. We also do not recommend an agency to test your home. The law states that "The company who performs the inspection and testing should be independent of any other interest.  That means the remediation or reconstruction." For us, that makes it a clear conflict of interest prohibited by the Florida Legislature. SERVPRO proudly avoids "Double-Dipping" as we serve our customers and neighbors.
 
SERVPRO strictly follows the definition of mold remediation as determined by the state and limits our activities to "the removal, cleaning, sanitizing demolition, or other treatment. This does include preventive activities which means mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location".
 
Feel you may have a mold problem? then find and contact a licensed assessor to perform a mold test. Always ask for the license number and verify it before allowing someone into your home to perform the assessment. The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website provides a list of every company or individual with this permit.
 
If you receive a positive assessment result or can already see mold growing in your home, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach offices today at (386) 677-9993. We have over twenty experience removing mold and remediating the effects in area homes and can do the same for you.

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