If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present.
How expensive can I expect Mold removal to be?
- Price of mold removal depend on the size of the job — they can often be over $1000. But, some mold professionals out there exaggerate the amount of work that needs to be done, driving up the price. If you think a quoted price seems high, we recommend getting multiple quotes to compare.
- However, if you get a quote that’s shockingly low, that’s also a big red flag. Companies that don’t do things properly are the only ones that can charge shockingly low prices.
- Anywhere moisture is retained
- Mold professionals are licensed and skilled tradesmen, just like a plumber or electrician, so you can expect to pay more for a mold company than a regular handyman. Keep in mind that mold professionals have high overhead costs, such as high general liability and workers comp insurance, which also factors into their price.
Other things you should take into consideration when hiring professional help
- Experience is so important. A company that has been in the business for 10+ years will be prepared for any situation and will know how to best handle your job.
- Sometimes it is necessary to have your HVAC air ducts professionally cleaned since air ducts can collect dust and mold spores.
- Some mold remediation companies also do restoration work, just like a general contractor. Restoration can often cost far more than the remediation depending on the style of home, building materials used, etc.
HEALTH EFFECT OF MOLD!
Exposure to moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects
Allergic reaction AND infections = by far the most common, inhalation of spores or touching
Asthma = mold spores can trigger or make asthma worse, in people with asthma who are allergic to mold, breathing in spores can also cause asthma attacks
Whether you're allergic to mold exposure can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing, wheezing, or skin irritation, including shortness of breath.
In addition to people with allergies and asthma, others who may be more sensitive to the effects of mold include:
- Infants and children
- The elderly
- People whose immune systems are compromised due to HIV infection, cancer, liver disease, or chemotherapy
- People with chronic lung disease
WHERE DO MOLD GROW?
Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, your walls, floors, appliances, or furniture – they can all provide the food mold needs to grow. But the thing all molds need most is moisture, so you're most likely to see mold in damp places such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.