ADVISORY TO THE PUBLIC
Due to the increased public awareness of
the potential adverse health effects of mold, and the general lack of
trained professionals in the mold inspection, testing, and cleanup
industries, many in the general public are being swindled out of their
life savings while being left with uninhabitable homes (sometimes with
worse mold infestations than when they started).
Many disreputable companies and
individuals, in an attempt to make a quick dollar, have entered the mold
industry with no knowledge of microbiology and dubious mold testing and
cleanup procedures. Do not be taken in by these con artists.
When possible always use a NAMP certified mold inspector or
REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:
- Do not hire anyone who performs mold inspections as a sideline
(make sure mold is their primary business).
- Do not hire tradesmen without specialized knowledge such as:
roofing contractors; carpet cleaners; duct cleaners; basement
waterproofers; plumbers; heating/cooling contractors; home remodelers
or fire restoration companies.
- Do not hire anyone who claims they can kill mold with ozone,
flowers, bleach alone, sand blasting, or anti-microbial paint (these
methods will NOT work).
- Do not hire anyone without a degree in microbiology, chemistry,
environmental science or a certification from the National
Association of Mold Professionals.
- Do not hire anyone who cannot thoroughly answer your questions or
who makes you feel uneasy.
Remember, NAMP trained individuals have the education and the only
authoritative credentials for Mold Professionals.
The best way to protect your family is to investigate the credentials of
the individual or company performing the mold inspection, testing or cleanup
before you invest your money.
"The content was great and your instructors were fantastic speakers. I was constantly entertained while absorbing a tremendous amount of information. I was disappointed that the course had to end and thought that it could have gone on for at least a week. I started with no knowledge in this industry and left the course feeling confident I could perform a mold inspection."
-- Dan R., VA