Re: Soda Blasting For Mold Removal???
Posted by John Codie on 12/05/06
There are many governing entities for the mold remidiation industry. You get
a permit do any remidiation since it involves a dwelling and the health
department can always come in and perform an enviromental evaluation. There
is the local inspector that probably just wants to ensure the fees are paid
and the contractors are registered. As for your business you can do pretty
go by word of mouth but if you advertise; then your coming in under the FTC;
Federal Trade Commission. If your client has a bad reation to your treament
protocol; you will fall under the same state laws that brought out tobacco to
settlement. For reasons of health an expert witness, company proprietary
information, state rights for privacy; under federal laws can be compelled to
break confidentialy agreements be compelled to public deposition.
You might remember the ozone producing machines and claims to being able to
kill mold. After the fines, penalties, and recalls there wasn't much left to
an overly priced solution to overpriced ozone generators. If your claim to
fame is expert soda blasting then make no published or contracting claims in
your contract. You might be called on the carpet to provide your independent
labratory results. Otherwise your blasting wood with soda and expecting the
buyer to have some expectations for it looking clean.
On 12/04/06, Rem Dude wrote:
> Sean, since there is no governing or regulatory body for the mold
> remediation industry, I don’t see how any remediation protocol no matter
> how poorly conceived can be “banned”. However, there are plenty of indoor
> air quality and environmental consultants who will not recommend the
> procedure nor clear a structure that has been remediated with the method.
> On 12/04/06, Sean Campbell wrote:
>> Can you give me some examples of places where SodaBlasting is banned for
>> On 9/30/06, RemDude wrote:
>>> David - Fortunately, most indoor air quality professionals,
>>> environmental consultants, and IH’s do not clear structures that have
>>> been soda blasted nor do they spec the process. As many have pointed
>>> out, the concept is not applicable nor wise for bio contamination.
>>> While it might be great for auto parts and metal restoration, it
>>> simply does nothing but magnify mold contamination. Like many
>>> remediation professionals, I have to charge twice as much to clean up
>>> the mess caused by soda blasting,
>>> While the unwitting customer may be wowed and amazed at the process,
>>> the industry is responding. You simply cannot in good conscience clear
>>> a structure that has been blasted. Like all other bad remediation
>>> fads, this too will fade away. The IAQA, the IICRC, and industry
>>> professionals will exert the necessary pressure to ensure this
>>> happens. In the meantime, customers will get taken for an expensive
>>> On 9/28/06, David wrote:
>>>> This process is a chronic problem in the New Orleans area, it's gone
>>>> from one to now a dozen companies and they are getting a lot of
>>>> work. No one is protecting the consumer, not the CDC, the LDEQ, nor
>>>> the State Contractor's Licensing Board.
>>>> A few years from now it'll be a national scandal - "why didn't
>>>> warn the consumer!?" I'm trying but who is going to listen to me
>>>> when the these guys have the support of so many Home Building
>>>> Associations and such.
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