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Proposed Law Would Require Louisiana Home Inspectors to Mention Mold to Buyers

Baton Rouge, LA – WEBWIRE

Last month, WDSU News reported that Louisiana State Senator Fred H. Mills, Jr., had authored Senate Bill 66.  According to the article, under current state law, home inspectors are not required to mention mold, but this would change if SB 66 is passed.  Home inspectors would be required to tell clients if they suspect a residential building has mold.

According to language in the original SB 66, “Proposed law retains present law and provides that the minimum standards of practice for home inspectors adopted by the board shall include the requirement that home inspectors inspect the residential resale building for mold and include in the home inspection the presence of any suspected or actual mold, when such suspected or actual mold is discoverable by a visual inspection only without the use of any additional tools, apparatus, or disassembly and without disturbance of building materials or property.”

Mold can become an issue in any property that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels.  The weather in Louisiana can be conducive to mold growth due to humidity levels, heavy rains and more severe weather, such as hurricanes.

One of the leading providers of mold testing equipment, supplies and analytical services for companies that provide mold inspection services in Louisiana is EMSL Analytical, Inc.  “EMSL has a network of laboratories across North America, including one in Baton Rouge, that provides these services,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc.  “Many home inspectors already offer mold inspections and numerous others have considered adding it to their service offerings.  Louisiana home inspectors can count on EMSL to provide the tools, testing supplies, analytical services and educational support they need.”

EMSL’s Baton Rouge laboratory can be reached at (225) 755-1920.  To learn more about mold testing, equipment, supplies and training, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ) and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

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