Mold is more than a health risk to your family, employees or tenants. It can also jeopardize your investment in a property. Alpha Environmental helps Tampa Bay property owners and buyers minimize this risk by offering mold testing and inspections performed by Mold Assessors who are board-certified and licensed by the state of Florida.
Anyone who performs mold-related services in Florida must be properly licensed, and the company that provides a mold assessment of a structure in Florida must not be the same one that provides mold remediation. Beware of companies that don’t follow these state laws!
Some contractors, mold remediators and home inspectors also offer mold assessments as an add-on service. We are strictly an assessment and consulting firm, specializing in pinpointing the source of your mold or allergen problem and recommending a permanent solution.
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Florida Law requires any person or firm performing mold-related services in your home or office be licensed
Did you know? Florida Law requires any person or firm performing mold-related services in your home or office be licensed by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Florida law now requires that any person or firm who removes, cleans, sanitizes, demolishes, or in any other way treats, including preventive activities, mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet be...Read More
Your Momma always told you, “There’s no free lunch.” More often than not, free comes with a hefty price that ends up costing far more than you thought it would and that has never been truer than in the mold business. The safest thing consumers can do whenever the word “FREE” is used to sell a mold remediation job is to avoid that contractor all together. Think about it. No business is there to do anything for free. Anyone offering something for free is doing so to sell you something else. While that has become acceptable when it comes to “Buy One – Get One FREE” deals, in the mold business a “free” inspection and testing can end up costing you thousands of dollars for remediation work that may be grossly exaggerated or in some cases doesn’t need to be done at all. The biggest mold scam is remediation contractors who perform “FREE” mold inspections. When it comes to mold, you do NOT want a mold inspector who is motivated to find mold removal jobs for themselves. Your Mold Remediator and Mold Inspector MUST be licensed by the State of Florida. Under the Florida statutes, the Mold Remediator cannot perform Mold Remediation on any job where he or she has performed the Mold Inspection within the last 12 months. This is the oldest mold scam in the mold remediation and restoration industry and it’s easy to pull off because most consumers don’t know enough about mold to realize when they’re being bamboozled into work that is often grossly exaggerated, and in some instances, not even necessary.Read More
Research has discovered that vitamin D may be an effective therapeutic agent to treat or prevent allergy to a common mold. Aspergillus fumigatus, is one of the most prevalent fungal organisms inhaled by people. In asthmatics and in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, it can cause significant allergic symptoms. According to Physorg: “The researchers focused on Th2 cells — the hormonal messengers of...Read More
The obvious solution for cool, calm, and REM-ful sleeping is an air conditioner: These modern gizmos can keep a bedroom at the optimum sleep temperature (roughly between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit), plus provide some nice white noise to boot. But even small window units use up tons of energy and jack up monthly electric bills. So what’s an environmentally-responsible, budget-conscious sleeper to...Read More
Here’s how to clean it up properly Promptly and thoroughly cleaning up mold can help prevent health problems associated with breathing contaminated air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists these suggestions for properly cleaning up mold: • Promptly take care of any plumbing leaks or problems with the walls; make sure anything that gets wet is thoroughly dried. • Use detergent...Read More