In a perfect world you could trust everyone, but it’s not a perfect world. Like every industry, the mold business has its share of scammers and con men seeking to profit from your lack of knowledge about mold.
If you hire a mold remediator to inspect for mold he will always find plenty of mold to remediate. Remember that it’s a serious conflict of interest for the mold inspection company you hire to “inspect” for mold and also profit from the “removal” of mold as your mold remediator.
Mold inspectors should never profit from what they find. The best way to avoid this mold scam is to hire a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant who is not in the remediation business to conduct a Mold Assessment and write a specific Mold Remediation Protocol for Your home or office. That’s the only way to ensure an unbiased Mold Inspection.
•John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
•Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
•Microshield Environmental Services, LLC