Because its not just an inspection, its peace of mind.
*As of January 1, 2016, any business that engages in mold assessment on a project, advertises that it is a mold assessment company or holds itself out as a mold assessment company must obtain a Mold Assessor License.
Anthony Sabatino of SUNDANCE is trained and licensed by New York State to be a "Mold Assessor".
NYS Department of Labor License Number: 1-16-03-06-029-015
The New York States Department's new Mold Program, establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation.
The program was established to protect consumers should mold assessment or remediation be needed:
Training: Contractors will be required to have appropriate training prior to being
licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.
Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.
Minimum Work Standards: New minimum work standards for both mold assessment and remediation activities by licensed professionals need to be followed, including:
1. Prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual;
2. Requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the remediation work;
3. Identification of disinfectant products, consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards;
4. Provision of personal protection equipment to employees, as necessary;
5. Posted notice of the project and the contractor's licenses; and
6. Completion of a post-remediation assessment.
A mold assessment licensee who performs a mold assessment for a mold remediation project must prepare a work analysis for the project and provide that to the client prior to the commencement of work.
Mold assessors are required to prepare a mold remediation plan that is specific to each project. The plan must be provided to the client prior to the commencement of work and include the following:
1. The rooms/areas where work will be performed
2. Estimated quantities of materials to be cleaned or removed
3. Methods to be used for each type of remediation within each area PPE required to be supplied to workers proposed clearance procedures and criteria
If remediation is occurring within an occupied building, then a notification plan must be outlined to notify building occupants and posting requirements that are appropriate to the project size, duration and points of entry/exit to the work area
Estimate of cost and completion When possible, the underlying causes of moisture and recommendations for the type of contractor to be used to remedy those water sources
Containment must be specified as to prevent the spread of contaminants under normal usage
Projects involving the use of a disinfectant, biocide, etc. must indicate a specific product or brand, and must be a registered EPA product for its intended use.A visual inspection is the initial step in identifying possible mold contamination problems. It will identify any visible water leaks or moisture stains on ceilings, walls, floors or under counters. The air conditioning and heating systems, the attic and crawl spaces under homes will receive a visual inspection as well. Any visible signs of mold will be noted on the inspection report.
The Mold Testing Process
The process allows to thoroughly analyze and test for mold both indoors and out. We first inspect all areas for visible signs of mold, which include discolored walls and obvious black mold growth. Then, we take air samples in and outside to test for mold spores, as air quality is a much better indicator of mold growth than standard visible inspections. When the test results come back from our lab, we’ll send it to you and explain all findings as well as go over recommendations for applicable remediation. Mold inspections and tests can help prevent future property and health concerns. Typical Mold Symptoms Mold affects people in different ways: sinus issues, nasal stuffiness, eye dryness or itching, breathing problems, and so on. Some are more affected than others, but the typical mold symptoms are usually mild but nevertheless dangerous. Check out the CDC’s website for more information about mold and how it can be detrimental to your health, or ask us for more resources. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t causing illness.