CE Electives: Spotlight on Decks & Mold  [NVAR Fairfax]

May 20, 2024

8407 Pennell St
Fairfax, VA

Office: Fairfax

Type of Event: Continuing Education Specialty

Instructor: Eric Boll


Instructor: Eric Boll, Pillar to Post

Elective CE: 2 hours*
*Each course listed below will give one hour per course of elective continuing education credit.

Over the past few years, there have been a number of high profile upper level deck collapses. For example, recently in Atlanta a high deck collapsed during a party where 63 people were on a 300 square foot deck.  63 people on a 300 square foot deck may seem excessive but if it had been built properly, it would have supported the entire party without any problem at all.

The objective of this 1-hour session is to educate real estate professionals about deck construction, deck safety and new deck products.

MOLD (1 hour)
Molds exist everywhere. When they are concentrated damage to materials can occur, health can be affected. Some people react differently than others. Almost every house has some small concentration of mold somewhere without effect. People are much more aware that some molds can cause damage or affect health and they want to know about it in their homes. Insurance companies sense that claims can result from mold and set high standards for testing and remediation, even if there isn’t any significant mold present. This goes hand-in-hand with grow ops, and yet, many more homes than grow ops have unacceptable mold levels.

This course will teach you:
  • Some of the characteristics of mold, how it grows, and sources.
  • How to control mold
  • Some methods of cleaning it and remediating
  • How to put this into perspective for a client