Honolulu Mold Removal & Remediation
Mold is everywhere, especially in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a part of the natural ecology of the earth, and an important ingredient in medicine. But what is it doing on the clothes in my closet, or on my bathroom ceiling?
Indoor mold growth has become a major topic in the cleaning & restoration industry over the past 2 decades. With the advances in building design and residential home construction, and a better understanding of the adverse health effects of amplified indoor mold growth, the mold remediation and restoration business in Hawaii has exploded. With it, though, has followed a lot of misunderstanding, misguided information, and numerous companies that have preyed on uneducated homeowners and taken advantage of insurance companies.
Honolulu Mold Removal Insurance
Thankfully, those days are mostly gone. In light of millions of dollars in mold claims paid out in the 90?s, the insurance industry has REMOVED mold coverage from its standard policy language for residential homeowners and condo associations. If you want mold coverage in Honolulu Hawaii, you’ll have to purchase a rider for an additional premium, and there is normally a cap to the coverage limits (which, in many cases, isn’t very high). This should cover mold removal & remediation services.
The internet has provided a lot of good information (and bad) to homeowners about mold, its effects, and ways to clean it and maintain a healthy indoor environment. The EPA has a great page on mold for residential homeowners which is found at www.epa.gov/mold. This type of information and education continues to protect the public from predatory restoration companies that try to create panic and spread fear.
Honolulu Mold Removal Certification
MD Restoration doesn’t use mold removal as a marketing tool or sales tactic. We spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year on continuing education and certification training to stay up-to-date on current remediation standards and indoor environmental safety and health issues. We have our own ACAC-Certified Indoor Environmentalist and ACAC-Certified Microbial Investigator on staff (right here in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii) to oversee all our projects and ensure that proper safety and health protocols are maintained. Having our own CIE/CMI on staff is a tremendous asset for our local clients because they know that MD Restoration is held to a higher standard of professionalism by the American Council for Accredited Certification, the certifying body that oversees the CIE and CMI accreditations.
Mold is everywhere, and it is necessary. However, amplified indoor mold growth can be a health risk and should be remediated properly. If you feel like you may have a mold issue and would like an expert opinion or investigation, please give us a call at (808) 528-3434. We’ll talk with you about our mold removal & clean up process, and answer any questions you may have.