Mold Remediation contractors are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations under Chapter 468, Part XVI of the Florida Statues and Rule 61-31 of the Florida Administrative code.
According to the DPBR web site “A remediation of mold is 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, Florida Statutes, unless performed by a person who is licensed under that chapter or the work complies with that chapter.”
“Mold assessors must have (a) 2 year degree in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from an accredited institution and a minimum of one year of field experience or (b) a high school diploma or equivalent with 4 years of documented field experience. Experience may be documented with a copy of 15 mold assessment invoices for each year of experience. All applicants must demonstrate documented training in water, mold and respiratory protection. Applicants must submit an application and fee to the department, pass a state approved examination, and submit to a criminal background check.”
When you hire any contractor you want to do your own due diligence and verify the quality of their work. Just because the mold remediation contractor has a Florida license does not guarantee he does a good job.
Mold remediation is very labor and equipment intensive. The cost of a mold mediation project can range from hundreds of dollars to many thousands of dollars. The price of the mold remediation restoration is going to depend on size of the area affected by mold, how many rooms are involved, and the overall complexity of the job. Average small mold remediation usually runs $3,000 and up. There is no simple formula.
Mold Remediation jobs may require one-two-three men or more labor to remove flooring, moldings, drywall, kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other building components that have been affected by having mold on it. The mold remediation restoration project will also require the proper supplies and equipment for the job such as full face respirator’s, hazmat suits, air containment barriers, negative air cleaning machines, HEPA vacuums, dehumidifiers, and specialized cleaning chemicals.
According to the Florida Department of Professional Regulation the mold remediation contractor cannot be the same person who did the mold testing!
“Please note Section 468.8419(1)(d), F.S., provides that an assessor may not “perform or offer to perform any remediation to a structure on which the mold assessor or the assessor’s company provided a mold assessment within the last 12 months.” Section 468.8419(2)(d), F.S., provides that a remediator may not “perform or offer to perform any assessment to a structure on which the mold remediator or the remediator’s company provided a mold remediation within the last 12 months.”
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