“Only three out of my many clearance mold inspection and testing assignments since 1999 on behalf of client property owners, managers, employees, and residents documented that the allegedly-remediated home or building was actually mold-safe for occupancy,” adds Mr. Fry, who is author of five mold advice ebooks available at www.moldmart.net (http://www.moldmart.net/)
When a mold remediation project has been completed by the property owner, manager, or mold remediation firm, an outside, independent (not involved in the mold removal work) Certified Environmental Hygienist (CEH), Professional Industrial Hygienist (PIH), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) should be hired to do clearance mold inspection and testing to determine if the mold remediation work was done successfully and effectively.
Fry has found the following to be the five most common reasons why mold removal is often unsuccessful in making a healthy home or workplace:
1. The mold remediation procedures utilized were not the appropriate steps necessary for mold removal success, such as the use of ineffective bleach to try to kill mold in comparison with the use of a proven EPA-registered fungicide. Read the 10 steps necessary for effective mold remediation at www.moldinspector.com/
2. The mold remediated area was not properly and fully contained during the work, thus enabling millions of airborne mold spores to leave the work area to mold cross-contaminate the rest of the residence or workplace, including the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and air ducts.
3. Failure to use negative air pressure from industrial HEPA air scrubbers
(properly-ducted to the outdoors) to vacuum airborne mold spores out of the air inside the mold removal work area.
4. Failure to find all of the home or building’s toxic mold infestations that are often hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors, attics, crawl spaces, basements, and HVAC systems.
5. Using untrained or poorly-trained mold workers and failing to properly supervise the workers at all times during the mold removal project to make sure that the employees do not take short cuts in their work.
Instead, insist that all job-site workers are trained and certified as Certified Mold Remediators or other comparable professional designations. In depth training for Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, Certified Environmental Hygienists, and Professional Industrial Hygienists is available from the Environmental Hygienists Association at www.ecology-
For mold clearance inspection and testing anywhere in the USA, Canada, or Asia, contact Phillip Fry, co-manager of the international EnviroFry firm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mr. Fry’s toll-free phone 1-866-300-1616 or Phillip’s cell phone 1-480-310-7970. Visit website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.