The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation regulates mold remediation in the state by administering the Texas Mold Assessors and Remediators Occupations Code and Administrative Rules. Residential property owners are exempt from the mold statute if they choose to do the work themselves, but it does take effect when someone is hired to do the remediation. The statute states that if the amount of material that needs to be cleaned or removed to remediate visible mold is less than 25 contiguous square feet, the residential property owner is free to hire anyone they want to do the remediation. If the amount of material that needs to be cleaned or removed exceeds the 25 contiguous square foot threshold, then that work must be done by a licensed mold remediation contractor (MRC). For non-residential properties, an owner or tenant, or a managing agent or employee of an owner or tenant, is not required to be licensed to do mold assessment or remediation on property owned or leased by the owner or tenant, unless the mold contamination affects a total surface area of 25 contiguous square feet or more. Once the 25 contiguous square foot threshold is exceeded, that work must done by a licensed mold remediation contractor. When the remediation is done by licensed mold remediation contractor, regardless of whether or not it is above or below 25sf, the law also states that there must first be an inspection and protocol (work plan) put in place by a licensed mold assessment consultant (MAC), which is a service NTX Enviro provides.
There are benefits to using a licensed mold remediation contractor (MRC) as they have the experience, equipment, and knowledge to handle the project correctly plus it makes your project eligible for a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation (CMDR). A Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation is a Texas Department of Insurance document. The certificate is available when mold remediation is required but in order to receive the certificate the remediation work MUST be performed by a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor (MRC) following a written protocol and upon their completion have a Post Remediation Clearance Inspection performed by a Mold Assessment Consultant (NTX Enviro).
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Enforcement Division P.O. Box 12157 Austin, Tx. 78711 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tdlr.texas.gov/complaints