Mold, as you probably already know, is a major health concern for home buyers and home sellers alike. Many organizations claim to remove mold from our homes with complete satisfaction. That's all well and good but I need more "confidence" in their removal and remediation systems.
That said, I would hire mold removal/remediation companies that are certified. Some organizations that offer certifications include the IICRC (the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration); IAQA (the Indoor Air Quality Association); IMS Labs; and, the AIHA (the American Industrial Hygiene Association). Check with the service provider and see if they're certified with any or all of these organizations.
Perhaps then you can be more confident about your mold issues.
Michael A. Pallares
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
If they are like us certified by the prestigious MICRO organization,they have the insurance options at their use.
By the way, having received formal education in biology, bio laboratory technology, mold testing, mold remediation and a host of other formal trainings ... successful remediation calls for both education and experience. For example, our "mentor" the guy who originally trained us, boasts of over 1200 major mold remediation contracts and not one failure.
Hope this helps better understand the complexities and responsibilities.
John Griffin Mold Remedy LLC CMI CMRC NAERMC Mold testing and remediation in New Jersey ( Mold-Remedy.Com ) (973) 255-7922
Mary Jane | http://www.griffincr.com/services/mold/
Mark Leach | http://www.servprorockford.com/mold-removal-remediation