Individuals in search of mold remediation contractors should note that, presently, there are no Florida statutes regulating this profession. For that reason, it is very important to gather as much information as possible about the qualifications of a mold remediation contractor. At a minimum, we suggest that individuals request a copy of the proposed contractor’s insurance policy and a statement (preferably in writing) about the warranty or guarantee that the contractor will provide for the remediation work to be performed. Additionally, we suggest that an individual specifically inquire of the mold remediation company whether the contractor has determined that the source of the water intrusion has been found and fixed. The failure to remedy the source of the water intrusion prior to conducting the remediation could very well result in the mold returning thereby causing the individual to spend, perhaps, thousands of dollars for a failed remediation. Thus, if a remediation company cannot provide an individual with this specific information, we suggest consulting with a mold professional who can confirm the absence of the water intrusion source before doing any remediation.
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