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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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So I get a work order to bid to clean and paint over the mold with KIlz. When I get to the property the walls are buckling and some of the drywall fell off and you can see the mold on the inside of the wall.
I notified the company that I will not put in a bid to do the work because it is beyond the clean and treat stage. I also stated that do to the possibility of future legal action if it is not done properly we will not even bid it.
They contacted me 3 times telling me that I HAD to bid the way the client wanted.
Sorry but your client isn't the one that will be getting fined and possibly losing their license when the mold is found 4 years from now. I think they got the hint and told me not to bother.
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Report them. That kind of chit will kill a kid or a dog.
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So I get a work order to bid to clean and paint over the mold with KIlz. When I get to the property the walls are buckling and some of the drywall fell off and you can see the mold on the inside of the wall.
I notified the company that I will not put in a bid to do the work because it is beyond the clean and treat stage. I also stated that do to the possibility of future legal action if it is not done properly we will not even bid it.
They contacted me 3 times telling me that I HAD to bid the way the client wanted.
Sorry but your client isn't the one that will be getting fined and possibly losing their license when the mold is found 4 years from now. I think they got the hint and told me not to bother.
What I suggest is bid to have a professional do the bid. We all know what they charge. $500 and up
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 10:32 PM
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If you feel cornered into a mold-removal job, I suggest you blame your insurance. Tell the company that gave you the work order that you don't have insurance for mold removal. Perhaps they will accept that answer as opposed to them thinking that you personally just don't want to do the job and that's why they keep hounding you.

Good on you for refusing to do this work. There are long tail liability concerns with mold which is why it is a standard exclusion on General Liability insurance policies.
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 10:53 PM
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I love mold! As astrix stated just tell them you dont have Pollution Liability Coverage for mold.
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Report them. That kind of chit will kill a kid or a dog.
Report them to whom?
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Report them to whom?
Dept of health, BBB?
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Dept of health, BBB?
Oh, of course, that'll do it.
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 12:59 AM
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If a mold expert would team up with a journalist to expose the dangerous cost-cutting game the nationals and banks are playing in relation to mold, then maybe we'd see some progress. If consumers are made aware that foreclosures are being improperly treated for mold, an extremely serious issue, their reaction will put a stop to this practice. Banks won't like it when their properties with mold get a death sentence, so to speak, because nobody will buy them due to fear.

I walked into a property today that had been treated with bleach/kilz for mold a few months ago and I walked out with a major headache. Mold is still there, you just can't see it now.

I would bet everything I have that asset managers and the executives at nationals and everyone below them would NOT be trying to pay contractors $2/sqft or w/e the pay is to bleach and kilz mold in their own home. None of them would try to cut corners to get rid of the mold in their home, because (surprisingly) even though many of them lack intelligence, they are not mentally incapacitated.
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If a mold expert would team up with a journalist to expose the dangerous cost-cutting game the nationals and banks are playing in relation to mold, then maybe we'd see some progress. If consumers are made aware that foreclosures are being improperly treated for mold, an extremely serious issue, their reaction will put a stop to this practice. Banks won't like it when their properties with mold get a death sentence, so to speak, because nobody will buy them due to fear.

I walked into a property today that had been treated with bleach/kilz for mold a few months ago and I walked out with a major headache. Mold is still there, you just can't see it now.

I would bet everything I have that asset managers and the executives at nationals and everyone below them would NOT be trying to pay contractors $2/sqft or w/e the pay is to bleach and kilz mold in their own home. None of them would try to cut corners to get rid of the mold in their home, because (surprisingly) even though many of them lack intelligence, they are not mentally incapacitated.
This is true.
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