Flood victims, if you are getting your home cleaned up by mold remediation companies, there are some things you should know.
First, since Houston was declared a disaster area, the Governor has allowed unlicensed restoration companies to participate in the clean up as long as they register with the state, and carry insurance to meet state standards. This pertains only to homes that were damaged from Hurricane Harvey. This is only temporary and at the Governor’s discretion. You can read more on emergency guidance on mold remediation under Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster declaration on the state website.
People who are not licensed in the state of Texas cannot issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation, or CMDR.
So, what is the difference between a licensed mold contractor and one that is not licensed? A contractor licensed by the state of Texas has proven their knowledge and can issue a CMDR.
These certificates are important for homeowners who want peace of mind, and Texas insurance companies will require a mold clearance, or CMDR to renew your insurance. Financial institutions and new home buyers may also require this document if you wish to sell your home.
The bottom line is to try to hire someone who can clean and get you that certificate.