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Partner With the Pros

If you believe you have a serious problem, hire a pro. "Remediators use specialized instruments designed to detect moisture within walls, including infrared thermal-imaging cameras," says Bishop. "And we're experienced in following the route of water penetration." A good place to start your search for an experienced professional is IICRC's consumer website. "We have a certification program with pretty intense training and examinations," says Bishop. "People can visit our website and get the names of up to five firms in their area that employ our applied microbial remediation technicians, or AMRTs, who specialize in mold remediation. And there's no charge for that."
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