No matter what type of home improvement project we’re planning, we all want to hire the best person for the job. That’s why we usually check for licensing and certification details when vetting potential hires.
The process is no different when finding a professional to perform your home mold assessment. However, with mold inspectors, you have to be careful—not all mold assessment certifications are created equal.
Different Levels of Certification
When a professional claims to be “certified,” this could mean almost anything.
For example, the owner of MoldXpertsNY, Gary Jacobs, received his certification by attending an intensive, 40-hour program in a classroom. The program cost him thousands of dollars, but it was a worthy investment considering how the rigorous course material, up-to-date information, and in-person training made him a more educated mold assessment specialist.
On the other hand, some “mold assessment” specialists are actually just certified as home inspectors or roof inspectors. They pay $49 for an online certification class, and then they tell customers they’re certified for mold (which they are not).
See the difference?
Ask Specific Questions
So, bottom line: Don’t just settle for the word “certified.” When you want a mold assessment specialist who is actually educated and trained in mold detection and testing, you have to dig a little bit deeper. Ask the professional what their certification is specifically for, which organization they received their certification from, and what their training consisted of. This is the only way to ensure you’re hiring a professional who is actually trained and educated in the field of mold assessment.
MoldXpertsNY has been a mold assessment and indoor air quality specialist since 2004. If you have any questions about our experience or qualifications, don’t hesitate to ask! Call or email us today.