Mold remediation specialists clean up toxic mold and repair household damage caused by water and mold. Professional mold remediation may be necessary when there has been flooding in a home or after a water pipe has broken or the roof has developed a serious leak or some other occurrence that results in a lot of water damage.
When you see a little bit of mold on the bathroom tiles, you just scrub it off and it’s no big deal. However, when a pipe breaks under the bathroom sink or your roof develops a significant leak, you can end up with lots of mold. Mold is not just an unsightly or bad-smelling problem; some types of mold are actually toxic. Qualified mold remediation specialists know how to safely remove mold, making sure to get it all without spreading any mold spores to other areas of the home and they know how to repair all the damage the mold has done to the home.
Professionals are trained in how to remove mold thoroughly, which is important because if you leave just a tiny bit of mold behind, it will just grow back in short order and you’ll have a significant problem once again. Professionals are also trained in how to remove mold safely, which is important because exposure to some kinds of mold can lead to serious health problems like respiratory infections, asthma attacks, coughing, sneezing, sore throats, headaches, depression, fatigue and more. Professionals will have special equipment to help them do a safe and thorough job, like N-95 respiratory masks to prevent inhaling any mold spores and special vacuums to remove water from soaked carpets.
If you’re hesitant to hire mold remediation specialists, we encourage you to go ahead and call a specialist in for a free assessment of your home and an estimate of the cost of professional mold remediation in your case. Just follow this link for a list of Mold Removal Professionals in your area. Not only will you get a free assessment of your situation, you can get some tips about doing the job yourself if that’s what you decide to do.
White mold in a crawlspace on a subfloor
Unfortunately, mold remediation services don’t come cheap. Call in mold remediation specialists as soon as you realize you may have a mold problem, because the problem will just get worse as time goes on, and the worse it gets, the more fixing it will cost. Expect to spend a couple thousand dollars to have mold cleaned from surfaces like concrete walls and floors. Expect to spend a few thousand more if mold has infiltrated your heating system and air ducts must be cleaned.
In cases in which materials like insulation, drywall or carpeting have been damaged by water and mold, the cost of mold remediation can be significantly higher. Those materials often cannot be repaired but must be removed and replaced, and that cost can be significant. You can easily spend $15,000 to $25,000 or even more removing and then replacing drywall, ceiling tiles and carpeting in a room or two.
It’s to your advantage to have mold removal specialists tackle the job, though, because they will know which items can be saved and have the equipment, like special vacuums to remove water from carpeting, necessary to save them. They’ll know which items cannot be saved and know how to get them out of your house without tracking mold spores through the house, which is very important to avoid spreading your mold problem to other rooms.
In some cases your homeowners insurance will cover the cost of removing mold. Contact your insurance company to find out if you are covered.
If you’re concerned about the cost of mold remediation – and who isn’t concerned about expenses these days? – you can schedule a free consultation with a professional to discuss the work that needs to be done. You can get some valuable tips and advice about mold removal even if you end up opting not to hire the professional with whom you consult. Before you decide not to hire someone, though, contact your home owner’s insurance policy to see if it covers any of the cost of mold remediation. If your insurance policy covers some of the cost, the work may be more affordable than you think.
You can follow the link to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with a Mold Remediation Professional at your home.