Re: Opinion on Mold regulation/Health Dept. flees mold
Posted by JB on 8/04/09
On 2/14/04, ff wrote:
> Mr. Heindl:
> It is always a pleasure to see your posts: informative,
> mannerly, didn't you mention the southern gentleman
> upbringing from Mississippi to johncodie once?
> My opinion on mold regulation: of course these guys need to
> be regulated. I wanted to point your attention to an
> article which appeared in the Lake section of the Orlando
> Sentinel 02/13/04.: "Health Department flees mold."
> On 2/13/04, Phares Heindl wrote:
>> ASTOR, Fla. -- A Central Florida woman is blaming toxic
>> mold for stealing her health.
>> To add to her woes, when a mold removal specialist showed
>> up, the condition went from bad to worse, WESH NewsChannel
>> 2 reported.
>> Deborah Calloway, 43, lost part of her lung last year. Her
>> doctors blame toxic mold.
>> "[There was] never nothing wrong with me; perfect health.
>> was on the go 24-7," Calloway said.
>> Contractor Micah Bass is working on Calloway's home to get
>> rid of the mold. Another contractor botched the job, and
>> that's the problem. Many people decide they know how to
>> rid of toxic mold, but Florida doesn't regulate the
>> industry. Anyone can hang out a shingle and try to get a
>> mold removal job. The risks are mounting.
>> Altamonte Springs attorney Phares Heindl represents mold-
>> affected clients. Because of a lack of state regulation,
>> here's one safeguard to take.
>> "One of the things you should look for if you're going to
>> hire a mold remediatior. Do they have liability insurance?
>> Because if they don't remediate the home right, someone's
>> going to have to be held responsible for that," Heindl
>> Those seeking mold removal can also protect themselves by
>> calling the Better Business Bureau. When a company is
>> located, references can be checked with past customers.
>> same company shouldn't be hired to inspect and remove mold.
>> By keeping the inspector and removal specialist separate,
>> experts said customers are more likely to get honest work.
>> Alan and Deborah Calloway learned the hard way the price
>> an industry unregulated.
>> To comment on this story, send an e-mail to Kathy Marsh.
>> Funny! Mr Bass has never been a contractor!! He has always paid someone to use their license.
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