Laws governing the mold remediation industry differ from state to state. And to make matters more confusing, there are no standards set by national agencies for mold treatment and prevention. In South Carolina, tenants are especially vulnerable. If something happens to cause mold in their apartments, their only choices are to move or to take the landlord to court.
South Carolina deals with repeated flooding due to hurricanes and inclement weather. Of course, this huge amount of water invariably causes serious mold concerns.
Destruction and health issues related to mold are common in businesses and government building. Schools are frequently in the news with teachers and parents complaining of mold-related health issues.
In South Carolina, no state agency regulates the remediation of mold. Lawmakers are taking a concentrated look at the industry. The Mold Abatement and Remediation Study Committee is in charge of this study.
Lawmakers plan to develope best practices for the industry to prevent people from being scammed. For example, companies who test for mold won’t be able to remediate it, or be hired to perform construction repairs.
The committee has until December 31, 2019 to submit a report to the General Assembly. But, to date, now outcome has been reported.
Written by Jason Raven for WIS New 10. Click here for the full article.