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The Mold Assessment

The mold assessment is a list of all actions that should be taken to rid your home of mold. After we provide the mold assessment to you, you'll need to provide a copy to the mold remdiation company of your choice.

 

As per the Department of Labor NY law, the mold remediation plan is one of the requirements and must be followed precisely.

 

This Mold assessment will describe  from beginning to end during the mold remediation process.  After its completion, our mold inspector/assessor will revisit your home to assess the outcome.

 

Hudson Mold is here to take care of the mold assessment and assist you and your remediators on remdiating the mold problem. 

FAQ

 

Can my Mold Remediation Contractor Perform a Mold Assessment?

 

No, In the state of New York, a licensed mold assessment contractor must conduct all mold assessments. This law went into effect January 1, 2016. Mold Remediators remove the mold. Mold Assessors create the remediation plan.  So, regardless if professional contractors, tradesmen, or inspectors have experience in performing mold assessments, it would be illegal for them to perform a mold assessment.

What is a Mold Assessment?

A mold assessment is conducted by a licensed mold professional, whereas a mold issue is thoroughly evaluated. Once the level of mold contamination is determined, a mold remediation plan is formulated. This plan involves the detailed methods required for complete removal of the mold, the measures that will be taken to prevent future regrowth, an estimated time for completion, and a quote for cost.

Is a Mold Test Performed?

During the mold assessment, the assessor does not typically perform a mold air test (Unless mold is not visible and an Indoor air quality test is requested). This is due to the fact that there are no set benchmarks of “safe” levels of mold spores, either by state or national law. Because mold naturally occurs and exists practically everywhere, such a test is not required.

What if Mold Test is Performed. What Happens Next?

 

After collection the sample is sent to a lab for testing to identify the type of mold present.

Additionally, surface samples are also taken, if the mold assessor deems it necessary. The surface samples will not capture mold spores but it is useful in identifying the type of mold that is present. This sampling is captured via tape or swab sample, or gathering a bulk piece of the surface that is sent for lab testing. Typically a mold sample test is not required. 

What happens AFTER a Mold Assessment is Performed?

A copy of the detailed assessment, or mold remediation plan, will be provided to the property owner after it is finished. If the property owner decides to move forward with the mold remediation, a copy of the plan will need to be provided to the licensed mold remediation contractor.

The licensed mold assessor will be able to provide objective opinions on the next steps you should take.

The New York State law does not mandate that mold remediation be completed. However, if the process is done, the law does require that licensed mold remediation contractors and abators perform services.

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