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mold..... :(

Client is wanting bid to cut out drywall and treat studs only (and tarp full roof to prevent further water) as home is in ppr.

As always, I stated we are not mold remediators and offered to bid for a certified mold inspection/bid.

Client says no as house is ppr and still contains lots of junk, unable to get good inspection till emptied. Want us to cut out drywall and treat studs, tarp roof, then mold inspection when reo.

What do you think??
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Don't touch it or treat it. You could be held liable down the road if the work was not dome correctly.

I always put in a bid to have a mold remediation company come to do samples. I put the bid in at $500 or more. Most the time it would get approved, if not I would tell them I'm not touching it and have them reassign it
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Barefoot...If you are not insured for mold..NO...
Check your local and state laws. contractors and find out what you need to work on mold and then tell them that if they insist ask them to go rob a bank when they ask you "what the hell???'
Simply tell them well you're asking me to break the law when you do so I'll give consideration to putting my liberty, finances, business, home, on the line....make no mistake no matter what disclaimer you place on an invoice if you have done something that violates any of your local and state laws contractors board regulations...YOU'RE AT FAULT....and no judge is going to accept...Well they told me it was ok....no jury is going to accept ignorance of the law when the plaintiff wheels little Johnny into court in an oxygen tent when he develops a respiratory problem because the job was not addressed correctly.

Just be careful...do not let them push you into something that can have adverse effects on you and your business...

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Just say no.
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Barefoot where are you located? Do a quick Google search on your state's mold regulations so that you can add it into your bid verbage. In Florida it's anything over 10 sq feet has to be addressed by a mold remediator, if you touch it you're in violation of the law. Just ad per state statue blah blah mold remediator's estimate is required.
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Barefoot,

Unless it has changed in S.C. there is no laws governing mold in the State. Unfortunately, I can determine from the pics that there is a lot more than just "removing the drywall" Contaminated insulation, electrician for lighting (code), encapsulation needed, air scrubbing needed, anti-microbial needed and a slew of other things.

Just tell them you have NO POLLUTION Liablility Policy to cover the contamination that will happen by doing a drywall removal job without proper protocols.
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Beyond the air scrubbers, hepa vacs, insurance, epa cert, etc.
How long will you warranty a roof tarp? If storms blow it loose in 6 weeks and rain water runs down into the ceilings and walls again, how much will they hold you liable for? Better think forward.
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Honestly, I would do it. They want you to do it then just do it, get paid and move on. Make clear you can't be held liable and let them know why just treating 2x4s won't work. They want a temporary fix and they know it's not going to be perm. They want to slow it down while the property is in PPR.

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Honestly, I would do it. They want you to do it then just do it, get paid and move on. Make clear you can't be held liable and let them know why just treating 2x4s won't work. They want a temporary fix and they know it's not going to be perm. They want to slow it down while the property is in PPR.

Hack nuts, did you not read what the seasoned vets and pros have written about mold work? Have you read any contracts. The advice they should tell their client is that they need a professional 3rd party bid that might not get approved.
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They want you to do it then just do it, get paid and move on. Make clear you can't be held liable and let them know why just treating 2x4s won't work.
Getting paid and moving on does not apply in this business.

Make clear you can't be held liable? Can you explain in detail how that works? What invisible energy field do you initiate that holds them in place, preventing them from filing a claim against your insurance, suing you, months or even years down the road? This isn't 1971.
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