Course Cost: $245.00
Have you heard a client or friend say that they do not feel good when they are at home but feel better when they are outside? "I start sneezing everytime I go in this room and don't know why." Did you know mold can start to grow within 24 hours of a moisture event?
Mold has been labeled a "Growing Concern" in the industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that mold should not be growing indoors. Certain mold can have a negative effect on people or especially people who have a low immune system.
This course has been designed to help you identify potential mold concerns for your clients by inspection, sampling, and report interpretation techniques.
Overview of Mold Inspection Protocols and Procedures
Laying the Foundation for Mold
History and background of mold
Potential health effects
Structure of mold
Problem with mold in buildings
Identifying Mold Growth in Buildings
Mold Inspection Processes
Post Remediation Verification (PRV)
Work Place Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Types of respirators
Mold Sampling Methods and Techniques
Air sampling procedures
Direct sampling procedures
Carpet sampling procedures
Documenting Your Work
Access to reports
Interpreting lab reports
Interacting with a Potential Client
Preparing to get Your Mold Business Started
Blank Inspection Forms
Example Client Presentation
Example Marketing Tactics
Example Client Agreements
Continuing Education Credits
CEU's for this style of learning are available for the following professional and State organizations;
AmIAQC - 7 RC's
ASHI - 2 CE's
NADA - 4 CEC's
NAHI - 8 CEU's
InterNACHI - 8 CEU's
NEHA - Category II - 8 CEU's
IICRC - 1 CEC
Mississippi Home Inspection Licensing Board - 8 CEU's
Oregon Construction Contractors Board - 8 CEU's
South Dakota Real Estate Commission - 8 CEU's
Florida DEP - 7.5 Contact Hours
Florida Association of Building Inspectors - 7 Hours
Florida Board of Engineers - 2 CEU's
New Jersey State Board of Home Inspection and Advisory Committee - 8 CEU's
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - 8 Hours
General Questions and Answers
How much can I charge for an inspection?
On a National average inspectors charge per $125 per sample. Other ideas we have heard is to charge $200 for a
consultation and then apply that towards the samples that may need to be taken.
Is there insurance available for mold inspections?
Yes. ESA has affordable Mold Errors and Omissions Insurance available with a General Liability coverage.
Are there acceptible limits for mold like there is for radon?
At this time there are no set mold limits by the government or EPA. However, there are industry recgonized
guidelines that are used in mold inspections and assessments that this course follows.
I have mentioned to some realtors about mold and they were not receptive to it, are all realtors like this?
No. Not all realtors are like that. The ones that do not want to talk about mold inspections have probably have had
concerns for a potential loss of sale. If explained to the realtors that a mold inspection helps reduce their liability
and when you explain the report to the client without scaring them IF a potential if there for mold, they will try it.
Remember though, realtors are not the only source of busniess.
Is it true that it is expensive to get into performing mold inspections?
A typical start up mold kit
can cost $350 - $450 which should include your pump, air sampling media, direct
sampling media, filters and carrying case. Respitators cost between $20 - $30 and lab fees range from $20 - $40