The final step in the mold removal process is a post-remediation verification inspection or clearance test to verify and document that the remediation was in fact successful.
The post-remediation verification inspection or clearance test should be done before any re-construction work begins so the inspector can visually see that there is no mold left on the remediated materials.
Many mold remediation contractors offer “FREE” post-remediation clearance testing.
Clearance testing is vital to the mold remediation process. Insurance companies, mortgage lenders and prospective buyers of your property in the future will want to see written confirmation that the mold issue was resolved.
Post-remediation clearance testing should never be performed by a mold removal contractor waiting to get paid for his work. With thousands of dollars on the line, it is highly unlikely that a contractor will fail his own work.
How To Avoid It:
Have your post-remediation survey and clearance test performed by a Florida Licensed Mold Inspector who does not work for your remediation contractor.
•John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
•Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
•Microshield Environmental Services, LLC