MOLD SCAMS AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
My Remediation Company offers Mold Testing or My Mold Testing Company also offers Mold Remediation
The mold industry like many other
industry’s does have scam artists and most scams involve selling unnecessary remediation work and remediation services.
If your remediation company offers mold testing or a Testing company offer to fix your problem, Look elsewhere for
an unbiased independent Air Quality or Microbial Specialist.
How do dishonest companies claim there is mold and propose remediation when there is no mold present?
These companies use a process called cooking samples;
this is usually done intentionally but can also be done accidentally by not knowing proper tesing protocols. Cooking
samples involves not following standard protocols used by professionals for mold testing. The goal of cooking
is to create samples with high spore numbers. In some cases samples analyzed and reported as the clients
samples may not have been taken from the property but from another property that does indeed contain mold.
My remediation company claims to be certified in mold testing why should
I worry about a certified company?
There is clearly a conflict of interest if Testing and Remediation is done by the same company.
These companies likely do not have educated or professionally trained inspectors.
They may claim to be certified but there is no certification available in California or the United States.
They likely are not environmental scientists and do not have any formal scientific training. Any
certification they hold was fee based and purchased from a private company that offered a one or two day class.
I have seen companies offering free mold
tests, Why do you charge for your testing?
Free Mold Testing is provided by companies who offer mold related services such as Cleaning, Remediation and Replacement
of Building items (i.e. Carpeting). The free mold test you will receive is being done in the attempt to
sell you additional services. Free mold testing should be a major red flag; companies that offer it have
a clear conflict of interest. C.E.T. LLC has no interest in the outcome of any inspection and has no affiliations
with any cleaning, or remediation companies. We are truly independent investigators. Our motivation
is only directed by our core values of quality, integrity, and dependability.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions or would like a quote for services.