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    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."
    > ff
    > 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.
    > I
    >> 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
    > get
    >> 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
    > said.
    >> 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.
    > The
    >> 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
    > of
    >> 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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