Picture of heavily-water damaged and moldy crawl space timbers, insulation, and masonry walls in a flood-damaged house in Sedona, Arizona.
Picture of heavily-water damaged and moldy crawl space timbers, insulation, and masonry walls in a flood-damaged house in Sedona, Arizona, for which Phillip Fry’s consulting company, EnviroFry, provided mold inspection and mold removal guidance and assistance. (Photo courtesy of Phillip Fry)

MONTROSE, Mich. — The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) announced that it is now providing online certified mold inspector and certified mold remediator training and certification for HVAC contractors, plumbers, general contractors, remodeling contractors, home builders, and water and fire damage restoration companies so that contractors can effectively find and eliminate toxic mold growth in their customers’ homes and workplaces.

“Finding and removing toxic mold infestation, whether visible or hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors, attics, basements, crawl spaces, and heating/cooling equipment and ducts is a major necessity for contractors who want to solve their own project mold problems without hiring expensive mold professionals,” said Phillip Fry, training director for the E.H.A. and its training websites www.ecology-college.com and www.moldknowledge.com.

“Online distance training usually takes only about two weeks of full-time study for a typical student to master mold inspection and removal, and then pass the certification exam,” Fry said. Fry and his fellow hygienist, wife Divine Fry, are also available to travel to conduct an in-depth, three-day mold training and certification seminar for contractors and builders that have several to many associates who need mold training and certification.

E.H.A. and its Ecology College emphasize high-tech environmental tools and solutions, such as fiber optic video inspection inside building surfaces and areas; infrared thermal camera inspection for water leaks and water damage; what Fry says is the United Kingdom’s best moisture meter; high output ozone gas to kill both toxic mold and germs and odors; the fogging of a special enzyme that destroys the cellular structure of mold spores, mold colonies, bacteria, and viruses; and comprehensive mold testing of building surfaces, room air, and the airflow out of heating and cooling air duct registers.

Fry’s training credentials include being a professional industrial hygienist, certified environmental hygienist, certified mold inspector, certified mold remediator, certified environmental inspector, certified remediation specialist, certified building decontamination specialist, and certified duct cleaning specialist.

Fry has authored five books on mold, all of which are part of the E.H.A. training curriculum. Fry has been webmaster since 1999 of the mold education website www.moldinspector.com. Earlier in his career, Fry worked for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and he was a hospital and medical center administrator.

Fry and wife Divine Fry have done mold inspection, testing, removal, and prevention in residences, factories, and offices in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

The Frys’ training certifications, list of clients, and client testimonials are posted on the website www.moldexpertconsultants.com.

For more information on contractor mold training, email Fry at phil@moldinspector.com, or visit www.ecology-college.com.

Publication date: 2/2/2015

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