For information on mold, visit the website provided by the Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov. After entering the website link, click on “mold.” The very first publication is a guide titled “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home.” The guide will give you general information on Mold Basics, Cleanup Guidelines, what to wear, and tips on prevention.
The second publication is a guide titled “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings”. The guide goes much further than the previous one and is an attempt to set some general guidelines in the removal of mold from commercial properties, although the information can also be used for residential purposes. It also references a number of other resources that you may find helpful.
Another useful guide was produced by the California Department of Health Services. You can find it online at www.dhs.ca.gov. Search for “Mold in My Home.” The first article is titled Moldinfosheet.pdf. This provides valuable information that tends to reinforce the information found in both EPA guides.
If you have questions regarding mold and can’t seem to find the answers you need, you can contact the EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse. You may phone them at 1-800-438-4318 and someone will be available to help answer any questions you may have. The EPA will mail copies of these guides to you free of charge if you call the clearinghouse and request them. The information contained within these guides is the best available at this time and an important first step for anyone who feels concerned about potential mold in their home.
Scott is certified through Environmental Solutions Association as a Mold and Allergen Inspector and a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association as a Certified Mold Remediator and can be contacted at (702) 610-5111.
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