The Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is a database containing all statutes for the state of Illinois. 410 ILCS 105 is an entry in the database that refers to the Mold Remediation Registration Act.
This act was introduced in order to combat mold problems throughout the state of Illinois. The first sentence of the act refers to the enormous mold problem across the state:
“The General Assembly finds that…excessive indoor dampness in buildings is a widespread problem that warrants action at the local, state, and national levels.”
The primary purpose of the act is to help Illinois residents find quality mold remediation professionals across the state. The act was built with the goal of making it easier for residents of Illinois to find qualified mold remediation professionals capable of solving a mold problem.
You can view the complete content of the act here at ILGA.gov.
“Because of the public’s concern about the possible public health effects of exposure to mold in buildings,” explains the act, “as well as the effects on workers performing remediation work, and the costs of remediation for the property owner, there is a need to identify parties performing mold remediation in the State.”
With that goal in mind, 410 ILCS 105 – the Mold Remediation Registration Act – explains reporting requirements for mold remediation companies. The act took effect on January 1, 2008.
Findings of the Act
The act begins with four findings from the General Assembly, including all of the following:
1) Excessive indoor dampness in buildings is a widespread problem that warrants action at the local, state, and national levels
2) Because of the public’s concern about the possible public health effects of exposure to mold in buildings, as well as the effects on workers performing remediation work, and the cost of remediation for the property owner, there’s a need to identify parties performing mold remediation in the state
3) Because there is a need to reduce moisture that fosters mold formation in buildings, the state should review current state building codes to ensure those codes do not encourage the formation of mold in buildings in Illinois
4) Parties that provide mold remediation services in residential, public, and commercial buildings in Illinois should be required to register with the state and provide proof of financial responsibility
5) Labs that perform tests confirming mold contamination should be certified by the American Industrial Hygiene Association using nationally-recognized accreditation standards set under the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program
In other words, the act was introduced to address the need for qualified, certified, responsible mold remediation parties across the state of Illinois.
What This Means for You
The act mentions the need for mold remediation companies to register and prove their financial responsibility. However, despite the fact the bill was passed in 2007, Illinois has no current statewide licensing requirements for mold remediation services.
Ultimately, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) introduced 410 ILCS 105 (the Mold Remediation Registration Act) to ensure mold remediation companies were abiding by strict standards and registration requirements. Today, however, mold remediation companies do not require any type of licensing from the IDPH, and no state-specific licensing is available from mold remediation companies. The mold removal industry in Illinois is like the wild west – and that makes choosing the right mold remediation company more important than ever before.