In accordance with , American Council for Accredited Certification code of ethics, we investigate and test for mold only; we do not remove or remediate mold, nor do we have any financial relationship with remediation companies, real estate or insurance companies. Based on our inspection we will refer you to ACAC certified mold remediation companies that will provide you with a FREE estimate for safe mold removal based on our written report.
You can be assured therefore that we have no financial incentive to find mold in order to charge extra fees for mold abatement, or sell you air cleaning products that have not been verified by scientific research. Beware of “ mold” remediation companies / “mold experts” that offer to both test and remediate mold problems, or sell you high price air cleaners and other products; these sales tactics are considered a conflict of interest in our profession. Unfortunately, there are companies that are using scare tactics to charge unwarranted fees for mold testing or remediation, that may be based on non-existent mold contamination and health scare claims.
Be sure to investigate all “ mold” company claims with past customers, your physician and the only accredited professional certification association for mold inspectors; ACAC, at http://www.acac.org
Mold intervention is a scientific work in progress, beware of individuals that claim to have unproven and non-scientific interventions such as: duct cleaning, mold dogs, ozone treatments, heat treatments, miracle mold killing solutions or biocides. With lax or nonexistent government regulations in California, only a few of these problem companies have been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Rules of Conduct:
Certificants of the American Council for Accredited Certification shall:
√ Practice their respective professions following accepted industry standards and guidelines.
√ Exercise caution not to misrepresent their credentials, training or experience.
√ Deal responsibly in advising parties regarding potential risks related to their fields of expertise.
√ Maintain confidentiality concerning both personal and business information gathered in the performance of their professions, except in the case of overriding legal and/or health concerns.
√ Avoid instances where conflict of interest or compromise of professional judgment may occur.
√ Act with integrity to uphold the standards of their profession and of the Council and avoid any conduct that could adversely reflect on the Council and its certificants.