How Picking A Dishonest Professional Could Affect You
In our industry, the word ‘mold’ strikes fear in people’s hearts. This inherent fear of ‘mold’ propels people to react to a situation hastily rather than thinking about the options they have. Often, there are a few unscrupulous businesses who take advantage of this fear.
While most mold inspection, remediation, and indoor air quality testing professionals work with an incredible amount of integrity, the few who don’t, adopt novel ways of luring unsuspecting homeowners. Over the last couple of years, there has been a spurt in the number of unscrupulous contractors who not only put the family’s health at risk but also damage the reputation of honest professionals.
Once the mold is detected, these nefarious elements propose that they have practical solutions in place that are expensive but reliable. Once the terms and scope of work are agreed, these firms or individuals begin work but in reality do nothing. They then say that the mold problem has been addressed, pick up their paycheck, and go under the radar. With situations like these happening regularly, it has made it a little harder for homeowners to trust the good guys.
The most significant problem associated with enlisting an unprofessional service is that the delay in adequately addressing the mold problem will affect the health and safety of you and your family. Unfortunately, it may cost you more to get an honest professional to solve the mold problem, but a delayed good job is better than a poor quality job.
The good thing is that homeowners are learning from mistakes and taking corrective steps. An increasing number of homeowners are doing background checks on contractors. They now ask questions like “Are you registered with the State?” “Do you have proper insurances?” “How are you rated on Google, BBB, Angie's List, etc.?” Answers to these questions make selecting a reliable professional a whole lot easier.
Clients must continue to become their best advocate while hiring services. They have to research and verify a person’s credentials. Apart from the above questions, clients should also ask potential service providers where they completed their training. “Are you certified? Who certified you? Can this certification be verified?” are three must-ask questions. N.O.R.M.I. - the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors keeps an active list on their website that allows you to verify their trained professionals.
If you’re looking for an honest and reliable mold inspection, remediation and indoor air quality testing professional from Boston South out to Cape Cod, including Brockton, Canton, Mansfield, Taunton, Kingston, Hanover, Hingham, Cohasset, Sandwich, MA, reach out to Baystate Mold Advisors. We’ll help you clear the air and get rid of mold and other pollutants from your home. Our ability to assist you to get rid of any contaminants and toxins that affect your health and maintain a healthy home is something we’re immensely proud of.