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Is a Mold Remediation Service Necessary?

[ 1 ] April 24, 2010 |

Mold Remediation Service

A mold remediation service is often thought of as an unnecessary expense for some people due to the idea of spending money just to eliminate what they think they can just as easily remove themselves. Or they just don’t want to bother with the hassle of hiring anyone or cleaning up the mold, so they ignore the problem all together.

Yet, no matter how you look at it, mold is nothing to fool around with. And when you have a serious mold problem growing in your home (more than 10 square feet), hiring a professional to eliminate the problem is an absolute must.

As a matter of fact, in some states it’s required to hire a professional for mold removal if your home has more than 10 square feet of mold growing in it.

Yet, despite that requirement, not every state or even city has a federal regulation that requires specific guidelines that a professional must follow during mold clean up.

So homeowners must be willing to rely on their own judgment and research when hiring someone to come into their home to remove the mold.

The professional you hire should be someone who has significant experience in removing mold and they should be certified and licensed, and carry insurance coverage for both their protection and yours.

A written proposal should also be presented to you that includes probable cause and the steps that need to be taken in order to remove the mold from your home.

And the proposal should emphasize on the observations over measurements and have a thorough visual inspection that shows the source of the mold and the extent of the growth of it.

In addition, the mold removal company should be ready and willing to answer any questions that you have about  the types of mold growing in your home, the removal process and what equipment they will be using in that process.

The professional should also be comfortable telling you more about those molds, the source of the problem and how they plan to eliminate that problem permanently.

The company should be ready and willing to work with your insurance company if at all possible and discuss the process and what requirements are necessary to remove the mold to your agent.
They should also provide you with a written (not verbal) contract that details scope, time frame of completion of the job and an estimate of the cost of mold remediation, and any specific details that you agreed on.

And finally, keep in mind that the company you hire should only be experienced in removing mold. They should not be willing to test for the mold or do any other job that goes outside of  cleaning up mold. All they should be doing is getting rid of the mold from your home, that’s it.

But seriously, when it all comes down to it, it’s always better to be safe knowing your hard earned money was spent on mold remediation service that is all about keep you, your family and your home safe. Why would you settle for anything less?

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Category: Mold Remediation

About Editor: The Mold Removal Review is a division of a U.S. Gulf Coast based consumer advocate information provider whose goal is to provide consumers with up to date information on high-demand goods and services related to mold removal. View author profile.

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  1. mold says:

    My family became very sick from stachybotry, which is a very harmful mold. I tried to do the mold removal myself and several times thought I did a good job. There was alot more mold that I couldn’t even see in the walls and under the floors and even in the ceilings. I’d hire a professional company right away in the future.

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