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Licensing of Mold Assessors and Remediators |— Effective November 1, 2017, the Mold Program was transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). On this website, you can find answers to frequently asked questions. You can also find information for mold assessors and remediators.

Mold Assessors and Remediators Administrative Rules | TDLR — View Texas Mold Assessment and Remediations Rules.

Mold | Cleanup and Remediation | CDC— Find a number of different CDC documents relating to mold. “Mold Clean-Up After Disasters: When to Use Bleach,” “Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters,” and “What to Wear” are provided here. You can also view documents for “8 Tips to Clean up Mold,” “EPA Resources for Flood Cleanup and Indoor Air Quality,” and “Preventing condensation in your home.”

Mold Cleanup in Your Home | Mold | US EPA— Learn more about mold cleanup on this section of the EPA website. Tips and techniques are covered here. You can also find information relating to floods and flooding.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)— The TCEQ is the environmental agency for the state, with a central office in Austin and 16 other regional offices around Texas. Visit this website to find rules, data, forms, and reporting resources as well as information on licenses and permits. You can also search the central registry by facility, site, name, company, permit or registration.

EPA Regional Office and State Indoor Air Quality Information | Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)— The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  is a federal agency with the mission “to protect human health and the environment.” The EPA has 10 Regional Offices that work closely with Headquarters to manage agency programs at  State, Tribal, and local levels. Visit this website to learn more about programs in Texas.

Mold Remediation | Texas Attorney General— Visit this website to learn more about the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) national database and the effect of filing claims. You can also find information about filing a claim, choosing a mold assessor and a remediator. Also learn about possible exceptions.

Environmental Health Resource Directory | Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)— On this section of the DSHS website, you can find links to several other mold resources. The Environmental Health Resource Directory lists federal agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations related to environmental health that can provide information and assistance. Some of the organizations listed here include the American Cancer Society (ACS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Greenpeace.

Mold Facts and Information

Facts About Mold | American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)— AIHA identifies itself as “a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.” Learn what mold is and how it gets into houses or buildings. Also learn how to prevent mold growth.

Mold | General Information | Basic Facts | CDC— Find answers to several frequently asked questions on this section of the CDC website. Learn about common indoor molds, how molds affect people, and where are molds found. Also learn what to do if you are concerned about mold in your child’s school.

Mold | General Information | Facts About Mold and Dampness | CDC— Read an article discussing mold and dampness on the CDC website. It touches on mold and your health as well as mold and your home. Learn about ways to control mold.

Ten Things You Should Know about Mold | Mold | US EPA— Read this helpful article from the EPA discussing 10 important things to know about mold. One point discusses numerous ways to prevent mold growth. As the EPA points out, there is no practical way to eliminate all mold in the indoor environment, but the way to control indoor mold growth is by controlling moisture.

Mold | US EPA— On this main section of the EPA website, find links to all kinds of resources. There is specific information relating to homes and resources for health professionals. You can also find information on schools and commercial buildings.

Other Helpful Resources

Indoor Air Quality Association | IAQA — The  Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public. IAQA is the only IAQ trade organization that connects all parts of the industry to collaborate and grow.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification | IICRC — The IICRC is a non-profit whose focus is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries.

Austin Tenants Council | Housing Rights — The Austin Tenants Council operates under the belief that everyone has a right to safe, decent and fair housing. The program focuses on housing discrimination; tenant-landlord education and information; and housing repair and rehabilitation. Its mission is to ensure housing stability by rectifying Fair Housing Act violations,  empowering tenants to exercise their rights through mediation, advocacy, and education.