Mold Assessment: Compliance with New York mold laws

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New York State Labor Laws Article 32 establishes the proper work standards and licensure requirements for professionals conducting mold assessments and remediation. This legislation is designed to ensure that clients are receiving quality mold remediation services.  In order to be in compliance with New York mold laws, a work plan must be developed by an external licensed “Mold Assessor” before mold remediation procedures can occur on any given project.

In an excerpt from Labor Law article no. 32

Ҥ 930. Definitions. As used in this article:

4. “Mold assessment” means an inspection or assessment of real property that is designed to discover mold, conditions that facilitate mold, indication of conditions that are likely to facilitate mold, or any combination thereof.”

The licensed mold assessor is typically a licensed home inspector or a technician from a specialized mold inspection company that has passed a specialized  state approved training course that gives him or her the knowledge needed to make a thorough assessment of present mold problems. During the inspection, the mold assessor will not only identify where mold is currently located, but he will also identify potential areas of new growth. The inspector will then present the client with a detailed plan to remediate any present mold problem. This assessment can then be passed on to a mold remediation company to be cleared up quickly. The added assessment step of the mold remediation process ensures that the job will be done correctly and thoroughly and will in turn save the client time and money.


Please contact us with any questions or concerns that you might have about our mold assessment services. At Premier Mold Inspection and Testing, we offer both initial mold assessment services and clearance inspections by licensed professionals.

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