Has your home smelled funky lately? Is your basement or bathroom dank and musty? Do you find yourself coughing or sneezing more than usual? And have you recently experienced any kind of water damage?
If this is sounding familiar, then you may have a mold problem on your hands.
While mold is not an uncommon household problem, it may be more dangerous than you realize. Certain kinds of toxic mold, such as the notorious Stachybotrys chartarum, or black bold, can have serious negative effects on your health. That’s why as soon as you suspect you have a mold problem on your hands, you should call a professional for an inspection.
But what does being a “professional” actually mean in this context? Basically, it all has to do with licensing. In the state of Florida, an individual is licensed to inspect or remediate mold. To be a professional mold remediator, the technician in question must have an active license, and the company that technician works for should have all the necessary insurance coverage to perform mold work.
A licensed mold technician will have:
- Workers' compensation
- Liability coverage
- Pollution liability
- Auto liability
- Umbrella insurance
While a lot of technicians claim to be “mold-certified,” it’s important to remember that this is extremely different than being licensed to perform mold inspection and remediation. Mold certification can be in achieved through classroom and online courses, but to be a licensed mold remediator, it takes years of training, experience, strict background checks, and the proper insurance coverage. This is why it’s important to hire a professional, licensed mold technician; while almost anyone can be mold-certified, you can only give your property the special care and attention it deserves by hiring a mold-licensed expert.
Fortunately, our pros at FP Property Restoration are fully licensed to perform reliable mold inspection, testing, and remediation. Whether you are trying to get rid of toxic mold in your home or business or are looking to have a property you are interested in buying tested for mold growth, you can always count on our technicians to get the job done right. Feel free to call anytime to schedule an appointment, and remember that when it comes to mold, FP Property Restoration has you completely covered.