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Vote No to HB 5007 – A M.A.R.C. Update

Why do we need TRAINING and regulation in the Mold Industry???

The Orlando Sentinel ran the following story Tue Feb 22, 2011

Orlando Sentinel By Amy Pavuk,

The owner of an Orlando mold inspection and remediation business was arrested Monday on charges that he falsified testing records and defrauded customers, the Department of Environmental Protection said.

The mold remediator now, faces more than three dozen criminal charges ranging from grand theft to insurance fraud to violating the RICO Act.

According to DEP, the mold remediator offered his services to homeowners, businesses and apartment complexes in Orlando, Fort Myers and the West Palm Beach areas from April 2007 to November 2008.

During that time, DEP alleges, mold remediator obtained samples that he told his clients would be tested, however, no testing occurred.

Authorities say mold remediator provided fictitious laboratory reports to clients that were extremely technical.

He then offered assistance in performing “remediation,” for the mold problems — tearing out walls, carpet, flooring and cabinets — in order to remove the supposed mold.

During the “remediation,” the mold was not always removed properly, leaving clients with continuing problems.

Many clients moved or lost their homes, DEP said.

During that timeframe, authorities say, mold remediator received more than $239,000 for fraudulent laboratory testing and remediation work.

There are more than 29 victims, DEP said.

Without the required training in the current licensing law we will have more untrained but licensed mold professionals taking advantage of Floridians!


M.A.R.C. needs your help in sending this email to the Florida Senate.  Please send this email to the Florida Senators listed below with the subject line of “Vote No to HB 5007!”

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John P. Lapotaire, CIEC •  Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant •  Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

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