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Mold Legislation Changes and What it Means

MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration - Monday, October 19, 2015

With 2016 quickly approaching, people are asking what exactly the new Mold legislation means for them? For clients and contractors alike it means one extra step in exchange for a great deal of protection that imparts a sense of checks and balances. At MacFawn Fire and Flood Restoration, we have been using this standard for decades which calls on a third party inspector to come in and assess a remediation job for the scope of damage that will be addressed by the contractor and then later on, after he work is complete, conducts clearance testing.

Currently, the standard of practice initiates an Industrial Hygienist to go to the site that remediation work will be conducted and work through baseline testing. This includes taking air and surface samples in addition to delineating the space of the affected area(s). With the new Mold Legislation, an Assessor will also provide a value to the work that will be completed for the client to compare with the Remediator/ Contractor estimate(s). This ensures that the client is getting a fair estimate and that the work is done correctly! 

The Mold Legislation that will be in effect in January 2016 also prohibits Assessors from having any affiliation with the Remediation Company to bypass any conflicts of interest that either individual may have. The licensing and training are also tailored for each respective position. The Contractor, the Assessor AND the Service Providers (a.k.a. Workers) all are mandated to have Licensing and Certification through the Department of Labor specific to their position and scope of work. 

MacFawn Fire and Flood Restoration is currently busy getting their employees the training that is necessary to comply with the New York State Legislation and we are proud to report that we will absolutely be in full compliance with the licensing requirements set forth by New York State DOL buy the end of the year in advance of the changes! As such, you can rest assured knowing that any work we are called upon to complete will be done honestly and accurately!