Mold Testing Specialists serving all of Florida since 1991
Seek a Florida mold testing service when you are worried about the existence of these harmful growths. We serve all Florida residence. Even if it can't be seen, mold may still be lurking within your walls and crawl spaces. Steve Metz from Florida Mold Testing know just where to look and what to look for when it comes to locating toxic substances.
My company can boast more than 25 years of experience solving problems such as these in Ocala and throughout Florida. We are a locally owned and operated company in the area, and that means that I can reach your site quickly when you want someone to test the air quality, inspect the home, or begin to eliminate the presence of mold.
Florida Mold Testing located Ocala, FL, provides mold testing services throughout Florida that can be invaluable to you when you are interested in protecting your family from any toxic substances in FL. This is not a situation we take lightly, and you should approach the matter with a sense of urgency. When you enlist our services, I promise to complete projects quickly and to your satisfaction. Call our office today. I can tell you more about what the mold testing process entails and how long it may take.
FLORIDA MOLD TESTING
State License # MRSA463
10 Questions to Ask a Mold Testing Company Before You Hire Them:
Below is a list of the 10 most important questions to ask a mold testing and Inspection Company in FLORIDA before you hire them:
1.How do they do mold testing? First off, they shouldn’t just do testing; they need to do a thorough visual inspection too! They should look for water damage, and look for mold growing. Testing alone is just part of the picture to find out if there is a mold problem or not. They should sample mold they see to make sure it really is mold and to find out which type. They must also take air samples to see if the air inside the home shows mold spores that are different types than outside or higher numbers of spores than outside.
2.Does the inspector have any certifications and do they do any continuing education? Florida has a state license for mold testing, there are certifications which require classes and continuing education to keep current. Examples are: Certified Mold Consultant (CMC) and Certified Mold Inspector (CMI).
3.How many mold samples will they take? Some companies take one inside air sample and maybe one outside air sample. Based on just those samples tell you everything is horrible or everything is fine. That is not enough data to make an accurate decision if there is a mold problem or not! How many samples depend on the size of your home?
4.What are the qualifications of the laboratory analyzing the samples? What quality control program do they participate in? Maybe they don’t do any quality control!
5.What is the turn around time between the inspection and the report? You want them to have enough time to write you a good report, but not so long that you have to delay repairs being made. The inspector can give you some information during the inspection. They can also give you updates when they get the laboratory results. Depending on how big your project is, usually a couple of days is a reasonable time to expect the final written report.
6.Who actually writes the inspection report? Some companies don’t have the same person write the report as did the inspection! How can someone write a detailed report about the inspection if they haven’t seen your property? Makes me wonder how helpful that report would be!
7.What type of report do they give you? Some companies just give you the laboratory data and don’t tell you what it means or what to do next? You need to know if repairs need to be made. You should ask if they write specific repairs for your home. Ask if they can at least explain what you will be getting.
8.Do they do the repairs? Some think it is a conflict of interest to do both the testing and the repairs. (In Florida it is illegal to do both) Ask if they can recommend someone to do the repairs? If they have been doing mold inspections for years, they know who does a good repair job and who doesn’t.
9.How long have they been in business? You want to make sure they have experience and will still be around if you need anything from them later on.
10.Ask if the inspector coming to your home has a Florida state license and insurance?
The questions I listed above relate to the most frequent problems we have encountered throughout the years.
METZ ENVIRONMENTAL has been doing mold and moisture inspections in FLORIDA since 1991. We often receive calls from unhappy people who have hired a different testing company and ask us what the other company’s report means and do we think they did the job right.
Sometimes we look at the other company’s report and can help them, other times we can’t figure it out either! Unfortunately, some of these unhappy people end up hiring us to do a good inspection with proper documentation. This costs them more money and time delays which can simply be avoided by hiring a good testing company from the start.
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