Indoor Air Quality
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides consultative-type services to the community regarding indoor air and mold problems, however we do not offer inspection services. It is important to note that Florida Statutes do not require remediation or abatement of mold. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home provides tips on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. For answers to more frequently asked questions about mold please review Indoor Mold and Health and http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/mold/index.html.
Mold assessors and mold remediators are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Professions. For more information on mold assessors and mold remediators, please visit the DBPR Mold-Related Services Licensing Program website. You may also verify a mold assessor or mold remediator license by selecting "Mold-Related Services" from the License Category dropdown on the DBPR License Search website. Air duct cleaners are required to hold an air conditioning contractor or mechanical contractor's license through the DBPR Construction Industry Licensing Board. To determine if you should have your ducts cleaned, you may want to review the EPA Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? website.
Indoor Air Quality Complaints in Apartments and Hotels
Apartments, hotels and motels are regulated as public lodging establishments by the DBPR, Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Please review the Division of Hotels and Restaurants' complaints page for more information on what issues DBPR can and cannot enforce. More information on indoor air quality complaints at these establishments is available at http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/indoor-air-quality/apartments-lodging.html. To report a violation of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/indoor-air-quality/indoor-air-act/index.html.
Landlord Tenant Issues Related to Indoor Air Quality/Mold Issues
Single family residences, duplexes, triplexes, and apartments under four units are covered under the Florida Landlord/Tenant Law. Most unresolved landlord-tenant issues related to indoor air quality or mold are best handled using the local court system. For legal information regarding this topic please contact your attorney. You may also contact Gulf Coast Legal Services at 727- 821-0726.
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If after reviewing the above information you still have questions regarding indoor air or mold, feel free to contact us by phone at 727 507-4336.