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How Quickly Can You Get Rid of Mold and Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

How Quickly Can You Get Rid of Mold?

When a homeowner or commercial property finds mold, one of the first questions we are often is how quickly we can get rid of the mold.

Removal versus Remediation

Mold cannot be truly removed from an environment.  It is a natural part of our environment and exists in microscopic spores.  Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This isn’t possible. We understand mold and mold growth.  We will remediate your property’s mold growth and help make its levels safe for you and other inhabitants.

The Speed of Remediation Depends on the Size of the Mold Growth

Texas requires licensed mold contractors to remediate mold in residential and commercial properties, which SERVPRO of North Irving is.  However, not every mold growth needs to be reported to the state.  It all depends on size.  Our mold specialist will visit your property and tell you if the mold can be remediated immediately or needs to be filed with the state.

Less than 25 Contiguous Square Feet

If the mold growth is less than 25 contiguous square feet, then the mold does not need to be filed with Texas.  Our mold technicians can begin remediation immediately.

More than 25 Contiguous Square Feet

If the mold growth is more than 25 contiguous square feet, then it falls under Texas Mold Assessment And Remediation Rules (TMARR), which require:

  • A Texas Licensed Mold Assessor to write a Mold Protocol.  We cannot legally choose an assessor for you; we can give you a list of assessor for you to choose and make an appointment.
  • A Texas Licensed Mold Contractor (us) will file a Work Plan and schedule the job with the State of Texas.  Once the Work Plan is filed, we must legally wait at least five (5) business days before starting the job.
  • When we finish the mold remediation, the Mold Assessor has to check the cleaning to make sure it’s successful.  If it is, they will issue a clearance document.
  • The Texas Licensed Mold contractor (us) can then issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation to you which documents the success of the cleanup for your insurance provider or future home buyer.

Be assured that our team of mold specialists will be available and happy to walk you through every step of this process.  

Free, No Obligation Mold Assessments

SERVPRO of Ellis County has over 30 years of experience mitigating water, fire, and mold damages.  We are a Texas licensed mold contractor and respond 24/7 every day of the year.  Call us.  We offer free, no obligation mold assessments, and we’re ready to help.

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