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Mold Authority Launches Expansion Plan, Targeting Florida as Awareness of the Effects of Air-Quality Grows

The Northeast leader in air-quality testing aims to add 10 locations in the Sunshine State over the next 5 years

By Kerrie Kennedy1851 Franchise Staff Writer
SPONSORED 12:12PM 08/15/21

Mold Authority, the rising franchise star that specializes in indoor air quality and testing, is looking to expand its southern footprint into the state of Florida.

With a motto of “know the air you breathe,” Mold Authority offers testing services for viruses (including COVID-19), lead, allergens, gases, asbestos, fire byproducts, radon and mold, a special concern for Florida homeowners and business owners. 

Indoor mold grows very well when the indoor relative humidity is above 70%. High Florida humidity — along with internal air-conditioning condensation and flooding from increasing storms brought about by climate change —  are the major causes of mold problems in Florida homes.

The growth of mold and algae can also be indicators of faulty waterproofing, currently the leading theory behind the collapse of the Champlain Towers in Miami.

While Florida case law requires that a home seller must disclose any facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability and that others cannot easily see for themselves — including mold and mildew — sellers can’t be held responsible if they didn’t have actual knowledge of the mold in the first place. 

“That’s a big problem for many buyers, since mold tends to build up behind walls and is not easily detected,” said Thomas Re, Mold Authority President. “Luckily, that’s something we’re  trained to not only find, but also help mitigate and prevent.”

More than just air testing services, Mold Authority provides answers and solutions to the problems they find, setting them apart in this growing niche industry. Through its “Healthy Home Assurance” program, which tracks and monitors clients’ drinking water and air quality quarterly, Mold Authority is able to continuously monitor air and water quality in home and business environments, offering recurring income streams for franchise partners. Since mold can get into the air and colonize inside lung cavities, it’s crucial to stay on top of it. 

“With Healthy Home Assurance, we come back quarterly to test and monitor the clients’ indoor environment. From air quality to drinking water, issues are quickly identified to ensure there is little to no exposure to harmful IAQ issues,” said Re. “We created this program to help customers identify problems early on. Air quality issues become health issues, and that’s unacceptable. We want to ensure the air you breathe is always safe.” 

Licensed and certified through the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the American Council for Accredited Certification, Mold Authority’s professionally trained owners and employees have been servicing mold issues for more than 18 years and are up-to-date on best mold remediation industry practices and protocol. 

Currently targeting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando, Mold Authority is seeking franchise partners to help address what is literally a growing problem in Florida as Penicillium, Mucor, Fusarium, Acremonium and Stachybotrys — otherwise known as black mold — continue to cause damage to homes, businesses and personal health.

“Every homeowner and business owner should get an air quality inspection just like they get an annual medical exam for themselves,” said Mold Authority franchisee Andrew Melrose. “Anyone who cares about their health should find out exactly what they're breathing in.”

As Florida homeowners and homebuyers look to protect their own long-term health, Mold Authority offers franchise partners an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a brand that is expected to grow along with climate change.

“An everyday person doesn’t know who to call first if they need someone to diagnose their air quality,” Melrose added. “Insurance adjusters are not health specialists — we are. This is a niche industry that’s very much needed.”

Total investments for a Mold Authority franchise range from $42,750 to $91,950. For more information about franchising with Mold Authority, visit