Removing Mold Permanently

In an article for Property Casualty 360, respected consultant Michael Pinto explained, “There is a constant promotion of products to industry practitioners that spray, mist, fog or foam to remediate mold. However, one of the primary principles of mold control that all of the reference documents and private mold experts agree upon is the need for the physical removal of the fungal contaminants.”

He quoted the ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation: Attempts to kill, encapsulate, or inhibit mold instead of proper source removal generally are not adequate.

And he added, “An agent or adjuster who unwittingly recommends a contractor whose work is outside what has been determined as acceptable industry practice could be liable for more than the covered loss.”

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