Recently, we were posed the following question.
“How do I sue this company and what do I sue for? We had a mold problem in our walls and we called several companies that claimed they did mold remediation for estimates. The one we chose was the one who could come the fastest because we were feeling sick. This company came out and screwed up everything, they did not seal the affected room, they didn’t clean any furniture before moving it out of the room. All they wanted to do was remove some dry wall and spray “mold eating enzyme” on the rotted black moldy wood and then leave some dehumidifiers and air cleaners for 3 days. Then come back and spray some harsh chemical to “kill” any mold that was left. I wound up doing all the tear out of the wood and studs and flooring myself because they said they only did that if we hired them for the “rebuild”. So they wanted to leave all this black toxic mold there until then. They never came back to finish the job, just came back to retrieve their equipment. Their equipment was more contaminated than my wall and it stunk up my home. The independent air quality tests we did showed toxic mold before they came and little else. After they left there was no more toxic mold thanks probably to my hard work at cutting out all the moldy studs and flooring, but there was more not so toxic mold that should not have been there and it was all throughout the house. They put my family at risk due to their lack of proper containment procedures and further contaminated my home with other strains of mold, AND never did come back to finish the job…”
This is a terrible story that is unfortunately too common. The bottom line: Call 1-800-Dry-Me-Out, Inc. 1-800-DRY-ME-OUT. If you live outside of Western Florida, make sure you follow these steps:
1) Check with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration http://www.iicrc.org/ Find a restoration/remediation company in your area that is certfied.
2) Check references. Any decent professional company will be able to supply a list of satisfied clients.
One huge red flag in the story above was the fact that these so-called mold specialists did not remove the mold. Mold must be removed, dead or alive.
If you are reading this blog and live outside of Florida, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Situations like the one described above do not have to happen.