Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mold License?

 I recently completed the first mold supervisor license course held in Virginia.  I already had my mold certification but the state of VA and a few other states stepped up.  They realize the effects that mold exposure can have on the human body.  Like lead and asbestos, mold now  requires a license to remediate and rightfully so.  Mold is everywhere and it can potentially be toxic in high concentrations, but be careful as everyone reacts differently. Some people may be affected by small amounts of mold, while others may not have any immediate affects.  One thing is for sure: prolonged mold exposure can lead to serious health problems, including death.  Please do not ignore those little leaks that may look like this:

This small roof leak was hidden behind a wall  by the time it was found and remediated it rotted out the roof, wall, and the sill plate; everything was hidden from sight. 

Sure, Doitallwrong Construction can come and fix it, but did they get the mold?  How will you know? After all, you gave the job to the lowest bidder.  Let's hope their workers did not get sick, and if they did, I hope Doitallwrong Construction has insurance.  If not, it is all on you.  This is why you need a licensed mold professional to remediate the problem.

Bottom line, MOLD IS DANGEROUS.  You may not get sick today, but you will get sick.  Mold can be expensive to clean up, and is often not covered under a homeowner's policy.  A Better Image Restorations works with our customers to bring their house back to a safe, healthy environment.  We also have a commitment to our customers: we see most of them once or twice a year to clean carpets, upholstery, tile and more.  During these visits we have seen their families grow and we take pride in the fact that we are trusted to clean their homes.