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Indoor Air / Mold


Indoor mold growth can usually be seen or smelled. In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is not needed. There are no health or exposure-based standards that you can use to evaluate a mold sampling result. The Florida Department of Health does not recommend mold testing or sampling to see if you have a mold problem, or to see what kind of mold might be growing. All indoor mold growth should be removed, regardless of type. For answers to more frequently asked questions about mold please review
Indoor Mold and Health.

Poor indoor air quality can be linked to a variety of respiratory ailments. The Florida Department of Health - Brevard County provides consultative-type services to the community regarding indoor air and mold problems. It is important to note that Florida Statutes do not require remediation or abatement. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home provides tips on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.

Mold assessors and mold remediators are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Professions. For more information on mold assessors and mold remediators, please visit the DBPR Mold-Related Services Licensing Program website. You may also verify a mold assessor or mold remediator license by selecting "Mold-Related Services" from the License Category dropdown on the DBPR License Search website. Air duct cleaners are required to hold an air conditioning contractor or mechanical contractor's license through the DBPR Construction Industry Licensing Board. To determine if you should have your ducts cleaned, you may want to review the EPA Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? website.

Indoor Air Quality Complaints in Apartments and Hotels
Apartments, hotels and motels are regulated as public lodging establishments by the DBPR, Division of Hotels and Restaurants. If you have a problem or complaint regarding any issue including sanitation and safety with these type of establishments, contact DBPR Division of Hotels and Restaurants. You may file a complaint with the DBPR call service center by phone at 850.487.1395 or online

Landlord Tenant Issues Related to Indoor Air Quality/Mold Issues
Single family residences, duplexes, triplexes, and apartments under four units are covered under the Florida Landlord/Tenant Law. Most unresolved landlord-tenant issues related to indoor air quality or mold are best handled using the local court system. For legal information regarding this topic please contact your attorney. You may also contact Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc. at 321.631.2500.

Select one of the following topics for more information air quality in the State of Florida:

Air Monitoring
Carbon Monoxide
Indoor Air Quality

Mold and Moisture

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If after reviewing the above information you still have questions regarding indoor air or mold, feel free to contact us by phone at 321.633.2100 x52315 or by e-mail.

 
 


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