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Florida Chooses ACAC Mold Remediator License Examinations - 08/21/10 09:10 AM
Chapter 468, Part XVI, Florida Statutes, provides for licensure and regulation of mold remediators. The law became effective July 1, 2010, and provides that the mold related services licensing program will be administered by Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The Florida DBPR has chosen ACAC to provide the license examinations required by Chapter 468, and has approved 2 ACAC Mold Remediation certification exams for this purpose: ACAC Mold Remediator Exams All of the following tests are approved by DBPR for the Florida mold remediator license. License applicants may register for the exam of their choosing: Council-certified Microbial Remediator (0 comments)
What is a Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor CMRS? - 08/21/10 08:35 AM
The ACAC CMRS is your first step in becoming Licenced as a Mold Remediator in Florida by Grandfathering. A Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) conducts mold remediation and mold removal projects in the indoor environment. A CMRS can design and maintain effective containments. A CMRS can control pressure relationships during a project. A CMRS can safely clean, treat or remove structures and contents affected by microbial contamination. A CMRS can design remediation protocols or follow established protocols and industry standards. A CMRS has verified knowledge of the microbial remediation field. The CMRS examination covers the most respected reference texts in the (0 comments)
Florida Mold Remediator Licensing Requirements - 08/20/10 09:52 AM
Grandfathering The requirements for grandfathering as amended by House Bill 713 include submission of an application to the department by March 1, 2011, whether postmarked or delivered by that date. Applicants must meet the following licensure requirements: 1. Certification; Certification by a state or national association that requires successful completion of a proctored exam for certification. 2. Training; Completion of at least 60 hours of verifiable education for an assessor and 30 hours of education for a remediator. 3. Insurance: Mold assessors must also obtain a $1,000,000 insurance policy to cover both preliminary and post-remediation assessment.
An applicant for licensure (0 comments)
Lack of Mold Remediation Protocol can Greatly Increase Your Mold Remediation Cost. - 08/01/10 01:15 PM
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 mod 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 (0 comments)
What is “Mold Remediation Protocol?” - 08/01/10 01:14 PM
A Remediation Protocol outlines the needed actions for any necessary mold remediation. Each plan is individually prepared based on the Indoor Environmental Consultants Mold Assessment of the property the size and area of the mold contamination. A properly prepared Mold Remediation Protocol should be written according to the ANSI Aproved IICRC S-520 standard and reference guide for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents.The Remediation Protocol will specify the remediation containment strategy, decontamination areas, negative air pressure and air filtration(scrubbing), equipment utilization, personnel protective equipment, specific cleaning protocols, project completion requirements, site-specific safety plan and clearance testing that will confirm (2 comments)
Is Your Inspector Licensed by the State of Florida? - 08/01/10 01:13 PM
Microshield has the first state licensed mold assessor serving all of Central Florida. Our ACAC Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultants have the experience, training and required insurance necessary to become among the first Licensed Mold Assessors by the State of Florida. Our ability to identify the source of your indoor air quality contaminants is what sets us apart from un-licensed mold inspectors.With our years of expierience and Florida State License we will provide You with a Mold Report or Indoor Air Quality Report with specific corrective action and protocol designed to quickly Improve Your Indoor Air Quality. (0 comments)
Is Your Mold Remediator also Your Mold Inspector? - 08/01/10 12:42 PM
Never hire a mold inspection company who is also in the mold repair or in the "mold remediation" business! The company who performs the inspection and testing should be independent of any other interest. This is currently the mold industry's #1 conflict of interest, as recognized by the more respected powers in this old, but now re-born, and rapidly evolving industry. More states are finding it necessary to step in and protect their citizens by establishing Laws and licensing to prevent this serious conflict of interest. The Florida State Mold Law Legislative purpose.--The Legislature finds it necessary in the interest of (1 comments)
Is there really a "Free Mold Inspection?" - 08/01/10 11:45 AM
Is there really a "Free Mold Inspection?" Usually not! This maybe a Mold Remediation Company looking to find more mold remediation business. The word "FREE" - As most of us have learned in this life, little or nothing is FREE. Many mold remediators offer "free" mold inspections. Think about it...unless they are providing a charity, or a giveaway, they would not be in business long if they truly did free inspections. 100% of the time they will find a mold problem, whether one exists or not, and many times the unknowing individual will go along with whatever they are told out (0 comments)
Beware the "FREE" Post-Remediation Clearance Testing - 08/01/10 11:28 AM
The final step in the mold removal process is a post-remediation survey done to verify and document that the remediation was in fact successful. The survey 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 (0 comments)
Effective July 1, 2010 Your Mold Inspector must have a State License and Insurance. - 08/01/10 11:17 AM
Florida Mold Law Effective July 1, 2010 Your Mold Inspector must have a State License and Insurance. A mold assessor shall maintain general liability and errors and omissions insurance coverage in an amount of not less than $1,000,000. A mold remediator shall maintain a general liability insurance policy in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 that includes specific coverage for mold-related claims. (1 comments)
The Florida Mold Law Defines Mold Remediation - 08/01/10 11:09 AM
Florida Mold Law 468.8411 Definitions.--As used in this part, the term: "Mold remediation" means the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location; however, such removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, may not be work that requires a license under chapter 489 unless performed by a person who is licensed under that chapter or the work complies with that chapter. "Mold remediator" means any person who performs mold remediation. A mold remediator may not perform any (0 comments)
The Florida Mold Law Defines Mold Assessment - 08/01/10 11:07 AM
Florida Mold Law 468.8411 Definitions.--As used in this part, the term: "Mold assessment" means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet. "Mold assessor" means any person who performs or directly supervises a mold assessment. (0 comments)
The Florida Mold Law Legislative Purpose - 08/01/10 11:01 AM
468.84 Legislative purpose.-- The Legislature finds it necessary in the interest of the public safety and welfare, to prevent damage to real and personal property, to avert economic injury to the residents of this state, and to regulate persons and companies that hold themselves out to the public as qualified to perform mold-related services. (0 comments)
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