Florida Law requires any person or firm performing mold-related services in your home or office be licensed
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Florida Law requires any person or firm performing mold-related services in your home or office be licensed by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Florida law now requires that any person or firm who removes, cleans, sanitizes, demolishes, or in any other way treats, including preventive activities, mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet be licensed as a “Mold Remediator.” The law also requires that any person or firm who performs a mold assessment including sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth be licensed as a “Mold Assessor.”
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson recently stated that consumers can verify licenses on the DBPR website at www.myfloridalicense.com or on the free DBPR Mobile app.
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all used some form of online classifieds to buy or sell items or services at one point in time. As these online classifieds websites are becoming increasingly popular, it’s important for consumers to remember that these forums are open to the public and to use good judgment. When searching for professionals to perform services that require a state issued license on online forums, I urge consumers to use caution and protect themselves from becoming victim to unlicensed activity scams.
First, you always have the power to verify licenses through DBPR. We provide consumers with a wide array of options for verifying licenses to help ensure they have access to licensee information whenever they need it. Consumers can call the DBPR Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST to verify the license of any professional licensed by DBPR. During any time of day, consumers can also verify licenses on the DBPR website at www.myfloridalicense.com or on the free DBPR Mobile app. The mobile app is available for free download in the Google Play and iTunes app stores.
Secondly, when searching for a contractor, it’s important for consumers to remember that all advertisements for services requiring a construction industry license must include the current and active license number within the advertisement. If you find an advertisement for a construction contractor on Craigslist and there is no license number listed, use caution before reaching out to the individual for hiring.
Never hire or sign any contracts without first verifying the state license of a professional. If you suspect that an individual is not properly licensed, always check with DBPR first. We are here to help protect consumers from unlicensed individuals. The internet can be a useful tool for finding professionals looking for work, but remember to always use caution and keep an eye out for potential unlicensed activity scams.
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