What is a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation? A Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation is a Texas-specific document that provides home owners and any potential future buyers of the property with another level of assurance that the mold issue has been eliminated.
The Certificate is produced by the Mold Assessment Consultant produced when the remediation project has been completed and has cleared the expectations established by the Mold Assessment Consultant in the Mold Protocol. Typically these expectations include ensuring that the moisture conditions have been corrected so no active moisture conditions are detected, the area is visually free of mold and other debris suggestive of mold, and that any air or surface samples meet clearance requirements.
The Mold Assessment Consultant and licensed Remediation Company representative both sign this document in the top two signature lines. If the remediation work was performed by a general contractor or homeowner, then only the Mold Assessment Consultant will sign the document on the bottom line.
Why care about a Certificate of Mold Remediation? Receiving a Certificate of Mold Remediation documenting that the underlying cause of the mold was remediated provides an advantage for a property owner. This certificate prevents an insurer from making an underwriting decision on the property based on previous mold damage or a claim for mold damage. If you later sell your property, the law requires that you provide the buyer a copy of all Certificates of Mold Remediation you have received for that property.
Some banks or insurance companies require a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation after mold remediation has taken place.
Practical and Professional Wendy Cadmus Licensed Mold Consultant, Texas License #1055