If you have mold in your home and need to have it removed, you will need to consider the mold removal cost of the project. Of course, more important than the cost of having the mold removed, is the health and safety of your family. With that said, it’s always a good idea to know how much something is going to cost. If you are looking at only a small area, for just a few dollars in cleaning supplies, you can probably tackle the mold problem yourself. If you are worried about breathing in spores, you could purchase a respirator, and you will most likely only spend a total of around $120 to $250.
Do you need a professional?
If the area that needs cleaning is large, you will need the help of a mold damage expert. A large area is any area 10 square feet or better, that has mold present or has had water damage. Obviously, if you have someone else do the remediation for you, there will be much higher costs; keep in mind it is difficult for a homeowner to handle large areas properly. A mold remediation specialist will be able to clean areas that are difficult for a homeowner to get to, such as duct work in the walls and attic, and crawlspaces under your home. If mold spores make their way into your cooling and heating systems, they continue to be circulated throughout your home. This can continue making you and your family sick, even after the area where you originally found the mold has been completely cleaned.
There is a great deal of variance in crawlspace remediation cost. Depending on the work that needs to be done, it may cost as low as $500, however, in some cases it could go as high as $4000. When there is involvement with the wall ducts and the ducks in the attic, the cost is generally higher, in the range of $2000-$6000. If you are dealing with a home that has been flooded and has mold throughout it, obviously, there is a great deal more that needs to be done. This will most likely increase remediation costs, which could go up to $10,000 or even $30,000; depending on how large your home is these costs could go even higher.
Don’t forget your insurance when considering mold removal cost
If your home is located in a flood zone, it is a good idea to make sure your policy will cover, at least in part, remediation costs, when considering your insurance. Most people do not have the kind of money that is needed for remediation just sitting around, and most likely, neither do you. After you get your first estimate, you will have a good idea as to the remediation costs, however, you should shop around for the best value; the first company that you contact may or may not be the best company for your needs. Prices vary greatly among companies; it is important that you pay attention to their credentials.
You want someone who is experienced in mold remediation.
When you are looking for someone to remove your mold, you will want people who have been providing this service for a long time and can give you a reasonable estimate of mold removal cost, especially when it comes to black mold. You should make sure that there is some sort of guarantee being offered as there should be. You do not want to find out that later down the line, that the job was done improperly and you now have mold, once again, in your home. You could find that there is nothing they will do unless you are willing to pay more money.