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Understanding the True Costs of Mold Remediation

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Understanding the True Costs of Mold Remediation

When you discover mold in your home, it’s not just a minor nuisance. It’s a serious problem that only gets worse if ignored. Mold removal requires the experience of professionals, an inspector and a team of trained mold remediation experts. A homeowner in Atlanta, GA, may pay anywhere from $500 to $6,000 to properly deal with mold damage; however, extensive remediation can be significantly more expensive, running into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you have a mold problem, the sooner you hire pros to address it, the better.

Hiring a Mold Inspector
A professional mold inspector or investigator can determine the extent of any damage and make recommendations about the level of mold removal necessary. Not only do professional investigators have the appropriate equipment to take samples, but they should have the right knowledge and meet other criteria:

  • Be credentialed to offer inspection services and able to show documentation of industry-specific education
  • Have no official affiliation to a mold remediation provider for an objective recommendation
  • Produce an informative and detailed report based on samples taken
  • Provide objective findings about the degree of mold damage

It’s important to check for these criteria, as the mold inspection industry is not heavily regulated. Usually, a mold inspector charges from $200 to $600 for a job that lasts from two to six hours.

Fully Addressing Mold
You should know that a mold inspector may have to cut your walls to properly assess where mold removal is necessary. Air samples can cost up to $150 per sample, which may or may not be included in the overall price. Be sure to ask this question up front.
The right provider won’t recommend black mold removal if it’s not needed. That person can direct you to a professional mold cleanup company that has the experience, tools, and know-how to restore your home to pre-damage conditions. Depending on the source of the mold growth, your property insurance may cover some or all of the costs for cleanup.

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