Connecticut

Connecticut Mold Inspections and Testing by Indoor Environmental Professionals USA

Our sole job is to get you the information you need in order for you to have your home or work place properly remediated the first time, as well as determine wether or not your environment is habitual for you to stay in.

Did you know that the majority of states in the USA do not have any regulations or qualifications needed to become an Indoor Environmental professional? Which is a big problem; because how do you know that this person who say’s they can assess or test your home has the training and education needed to do a thorough mold assessment?

In Texas, IEP’s are called Mold Assessment Consultants. A mold assessment consultant in Texas must qualify with a certain degree or experience in a similar or relatable field. They also must attend and pass the training class and state exam as well as pass a background check to become a licensed mold assessment consultant in Texas.

In addition to all of that, they must carry liability insurance and keep up with the continued mandatory education every 2 years to maintain their license. Mold Consultants in Texas can lose their license for many reasons as they have strict rules, laws and regulations that they must abide by. One of them being that they can’t also do mold remediation on the same home that they did the mold assessment. 

In other states, that aren’t regulated, anyone can become an IEP with no experience or training. This is why we have flown to other states to help patients of doctors who are suffering from mold illness but can’t find someone that can find where the mold is in there home. Our mission through IEPUSA is to find and train inspectors in every state on how to assess and test homes properly.

Josh Rachal, whom is the owner and one of the top experts used around the country to build cases for attorneys and be deposed and testify on behalf of their clients, will be the one training each inspector that assess homes for clients of IEPUSA. We will also be requiring background checks on each inspector.

 

Per the Texas Attorney General,

“Under state law, a mold assessment must be done before remediation begins.”(1)

This is important, as if you don’t have a mold assessment performed prior to mold remediation starting, then you will be relying on a contractor to decide what needs to be remediated and if a protocol needs to be written.

All non-exempt mold assessors and remediators must be licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

Be wary of possible conflicts of interest on the part of companies that provide multiple services.

A person may hold both licenses, but may not do both jobs on the same project. In addition, a person may not own an interest in both firms that do the assessment and the remediation on the same project.(1)

This is a great law in Texas that I wish other states would adapt. In Texas, if a remediation contractor says they can also do your mold assessment, they are breaking the law. It can only be done by a Mold Assessment Consultant or Mold Assessment technician that is NOT apart of the same company that performed your Mold Remediation.  In other states, potentially your state, people can do both the mold assessment and mold remediation. We strongly feel that you should always keep them separate in order to prevent a conflict of interest.

About IEP USA and why we are in the Mold Assessment Industry

IEP USA are true; unbiased; third party; certified and properly licensed per state professionals with a strict “No Referral Policy.”

 

We do this in order to give our clients the peace of mind in knowing that we are there for them and not trying to up sell them by referring them to someone that pays us to refer them business. It happens in this industry…which can create a conflict of interest and dishonesty about the true conditions in your home or workplace. Which is why we have the “No Referral Policy.” If we say you have mold, then you know that we are being honest, as there is no monetary gain for us in saying you have mold and that you do need mold remediation.

 

We got into this industry because we experienced Mold ourselves and we wanted to help people the way we wished someone would have helped us in Texas.

 

We learned a lot from our own mold experience as we were taken advantage of by both the Mold Assessment and Remediation company because we did not know the laws and rules put in place by TDLR and TMARR. People need to be armed with the right information that is put into place to protect clients from being taken advantage of. We help our clients by pointing them to TDLR’s website in order for them to find State licensed Mold Remediation contractors in their area and to check their license status in regards to how long they have been licensed and if their license has had any disciplinary actions against it. Education is key and we do our best to help arm our clients with the information they will need and can use to make sure they are being treated ethically in Texas.  Texas is one of only a few states that regulates contractors in the mold industry. Which is good. Most other states have barely if any regulations or rules or even specific qualifications and past experience needed to become a mold inspector. Anyone, in most other states can call themself a mold inspector.

 

We have grown to be one of the best and most trusted in the industry. We are recognized and referred by attorneys, doctors, clients and the good contractors in Texas.

 

We are not liked by the contractors who do a poor remediation job and where we are the consultant hired to check their work. We pride our selves on our thoroughness and honesty. We will not overlook any deficiency that should fail remediation out of convenance for any contractor and/or client; because then we could be held liable, and the client could find themselves needing remediation again in the future since all the mold and moisture was not resolved the first time. The last thing we want is for anyone to move back into an environment that still has mold growth and unresolved moisture problems that could cause them to react to their environment and need further costly remediation.