News Release April 15, 2014
Mold Removal Often Fails To Get Rid of Mold Infestations,
warns Environmental Hygienist Fry
“Most mold removal work done by property owners and professional mold
removal companies fails to properly and completely eliminate home and
building mold problems,” points out Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental
Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, and webmaster since 1999 of
the mold education website
“Only three out of my many clearance mold inspection and testing assignments
since 1999 on behalf of client property owners, managers, employees, and
residents documented that the allegedly-remediated home or building was
actually mold-safe for occupancy,” adds Mr. Fry, who is author of five mold
advice ebooks available at
When a mold remediation project has been completed by the property owner,
manager, or mold remediation firm, an outside, independent (not involved in
the mold removal work) Certified Environmental Hygienist (CEH), Professional
Industrial Hygienist (PIH), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) should
be hired to do clearance mold inspection and testing to determine if the
mold remediation work was done successfully and effectively.
Fry has found the following to be the five most common reasons why mold
removal is often unsuccessful in making a healthy home or workplace:
1. The mold remediation procedures utilized were not the appropriate steps
necessary for mold removal success, such as the use of ineffective bleach to
try to kill mold in comparison with the use of a proven EPA-registered
fungicide. Read the 10 steps necessary for effective mold remediation at
2. The mold remediated area was not properly and fully contained during the
work, thus enabling millions of airborne mold spores to leave the work area
to mold cross-contaminate the rest of the residence or workplace, including
the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and air
3. Failure to use negative air pressure from industrial HEPA air scrubbers
(properly-ducted to the outdoors) to vacuum airborne mold spores out of the
air inside the mold removal work area.
4. Failure to find all of the home or building’s toxic mold infestations
that are often hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors, attics, crawl spaces,
basements, and HVAC systems.
5. Using untrained or poorly-trained mold workers and failing to properly
supervise the workers at all times during the mold removal project to make
sure that the employees do not take short cuts in their work.
Instead, insist that all job-site workers are trained and certified as
Certified Mold Remediators or other comparable professional designations.
In depth training for Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators,
Certified Environmental Hygienists, and Professional Industrial Hygienists
is available from the Environmental Hygienists Association at
For mold clearance inspection and testing anywhere in the USA, Canada, or
Asia, contact Phillip Fry, co-manager of the international EnviroFry firm.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mr. Fry’s toll-free phone 1-866-300-1616
or Phillip’s cell phone 1-480-310-7970. Visit website
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