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A person I know took a job off Craigslist ad for Independent Home Serivces in Idaho. They were subcontracting with me. He did mold remediation. Without any licensing! Now they won't return his calls and they haven't paid him. They were subcontracted from Safeguard. Anyone work with guys before?
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A person I know took a job off Craigslist ad for Independent Home Serivces in Idaho. They were subcontracting with me. He did mold remediation. Without any licensing! Now they won't return his calls and they haven't paid him. They were subcontracted from Safeguard. Anyone work with guys before?
Safeguard and its clients do not verify the proper licensing of any of its contractors. As long as the job was done to the specifications that safeguard requested and took the appropriate photos being requested, he should have had no problem getting paid. I think it's time to go after who gave him the work with a lawyer
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Safeguard and its clients do not verify the proper licensing of any of its contractors. As long as the job was done to the specifications that safeguard requested and took the appropriate photos being requested, he should have had no problem getting paid. I think it's time to go after who gave him the work with a lawyer
Wrong. Safeguard and all other Nationals know if their subs are properly licensed/certified.

They leverage this knowledge when it suits them
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Wrong. Safeguard and all other Nationals know if their subs are properly licensed/certified.

They leverage this knowledge when it suits them

Wrong..... Safeguard has no idea who these companies are hiring to complete work. I've worked for them and it was before I was a gc, and they still gave me that type of work. Also I highly doubt if anyone calls sg and says hey you didn't pay me on this and they argue the certification/license, it won't be able to be used as leverage to be paid

safeguard only knows who their vendor is, not who works for their vendor
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Wrong..... Safeguard has no idea who these companies are hiring to complete work. I've worked for them and it was before I was a gc, and they still gave me that type of work. Also I highly doubt if anyone calls sg and says hey you didn't pay me on this and they argue the certification/license, it won't be able to be used as leverage to be paid

safeguard only knows who their vendor is, not who works for their vendor
Um....Yeah.....pretty sure Wannabe is right on this one. His correct mold remediation has put a financial hurt on many a contractor who did work for Screwguard as well as other Nats. They know the bleach and kilz guys for sure aren't certified........



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Madextreme,

I've sat in many of the National hdqs over years past and you are right...they don't care who YOU hire but they know YOU. If and when they request your licenses or Certs the game is over.

Not trying to be snarky but they know.
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Madextreme,

I've sat in many of the National hdqs over years past and you are right...they don't care who YOU hire but they know YOU. If and when they request your licenses or Certs the game is over.

Not trying to be snarky but they know.

you might be right that they might ask, but in all reality they don't care if your certified, as long as the work is done according to their requirements. However at the same time if a company is not personally completing the work and just passing it along to their subs they do not need the certification in the first place. Also I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in NJ there is no such thing as a certified mold re-mediator, only a certified mold inspector.
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Mold Certification is not required to work in the state of NEW JERSEY but is used for the banking and insurance industry .

Pasted from your NJ State pages. I think P&P work is for banks or ins companies is it not?
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Mold Certification is not required to work in the state of NEW JERSEY but is used for the banking and insurance industry .

Pasted from your NJ State pages. I think P&P work is for banks or ins companies is it not?

as I stated in my last post, as of last year there was no mold certification for treating mold only testing for mold. I thought it might bight me in the behind one day if I wasn't certified, until I did my research. If the banking and insurance industry wants certified people to treat mold, but no such certification exists within the state, whatever state the certification could be obtained in is not recognized in NJ.
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