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Mozart Evaluation, Inc.

Joined: 03/05/2015 09:11 PM EST
Messages: 242
Location: South Florida

Hi Guys,

I'm sure this has been addressed in previous threads, however, I was wondering if someone could answer a couple of questions?

1). Can a Florida Licensed Home Inspector test for mold and supply a result from the mold lab without being a licensed Mold Assessor? If so, do you have the FSS (Florida State Statute) or specific clarification statement, etc?

2). If the answer to question #1 is yes, does the Home Inspector have to carry the 1,000,000 general liability and E & O policy that a Mold Assessor is required to carry, if the Home Inspector is not holding themselves out there as a Certified Mold Assessor? Is there a Statute or clarification statement for this situation specific to the insurance for a Home Inspector (not Mold Assessor) that is testing for mold?

Thanks for any input. And sorry if this is repetitious, however, I am newer to the Florida forum and am just scratching the surface.

I know, there are multiple questions within each question, sorry.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 03/15/2015 07:12 PM EDT

Edward J Rossi
Mozart Evaluation, Inc.
Certified Master Inspector, CMI
FL Certified Real Estate Appraiser RD-3731
FL Certified Home Inspector HI-1583
FL Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster A226670
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The Big Lebowski

Joined: 06/19/2014 09:51 PM EDT
Messages: 453
Location: St Petersburg, FL

By technicality, the way the statute is worded, yes, if a home inspector or residential contractor is working within the scope of their licensure and there is less than 10 sq feet of mold visible, then they are allowed to test. Not sure how or why thats there but it is. I know the MA's were/are pushing to eliminate this loophole. As you are operating within the loophole, there is no insurance requirement that I am aware of. I think the only detriment is to the client as if mold is found, the client would need to seek out a mold assessor for remediation protocols, which adds basically another step.

Glenn Fricke
DG Construction & Inspections

Home Inspections in St Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, Florida
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