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The Role Standards Play in Mold Cleaning

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Green mold growth on wall Mold found in a Gardere, LA home

When you find mold in your home in Gardere, LA, you want the problem taken care of once and for all. A certified mold cleaning company is in a good position to do the job right the first time. Standards for industrial cleaning of homes and businesses are set in part by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification organization. This group works in concert with the American National Standards Institute. Together, the two organizations work to improve, elevate and discuss standards for cleaning, restoration, and inspection of properties. What does this mean for you? If you are dealing with a mold issue, it may be in your best interest to contract with a company who has mold certification specialists on the payroll.

The Insurance Connection

Insurance companies that could have to pay out claims for mold damage and water damage, want to work with a mold remediation company that follows the highest standards for cleaning. The advantage of this approach include the following benefits:

  • A local company will be on the scene faster to limit damages
  • An ethical company will work in the best interests of the clients
  • A smart company will favor a restore versus replace mentality
  • The company will follow the guidelines and standards for professional mold remediation

A certified mold technician will have access to specialized equipment to address the problem. Proven techniques result in a more effective cleanup. The best chance of getting mold growth under control is a plan with certified mold remediation.

The Certification Advantage

While standards are considered by many professionals to represent the best cleaning practices, they are mostly voluntary. In some cases, recommended codes and regulations have been adopted by municipalities and regulatory agencies. However, it is possible to encounter workers who do not follow or who are unaware of the current suggested standards. To protect your home and the health of your family, consider hiring a certified mold professional.

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