Professional mold removal is accessible and cost-effective in most cases, but the fact is that costs can be significant for serious mold infestations. When people make a sizable investment to clean up mold and protect their property, they want to know: How long will the mold stay away? What are the chances of having to deal with this problem again in the near future?
These are important questions, but there is no quick answer. Several key factors will decide whether or not your mold problem could resurface following a professional remediation effort.
The company you choose
If you want to knock your mold problem on the head (and you obviously do), the most important thing is to choose your specialist carefully. You want a company that’s licensed, insured, and highly experienced. Professionals with five years or less experience in mold remediation are more likely to make mistakes during remediation or cleanup—you can’t afford this. It’s important to make sure that the people sent out to your home are highly trained and know exactly what to look for.
Some companies also offer free initial consultations and estimates, so you can get a handle on the situation before you decide how to move forward.
The prevention measures you implement
With proper prevention, you might never have a mold problem in your home—and we hope that’s the case. But when it does become necessary to call in the pros and rid your home of mold, the next step is all about prevention. There are also a number of practical measures (humidity control, ventilation, regular cleaning, etc.) that will prevent mold from picking up where it left off.
Your home’s construction
The construction of your home may have weaknesses that contribute to mold growth; your mold removal specialist should outline these for you and discuss possible solutions. Basement waterproofing and ventilation work are common measures taken by homeowners after consulting with mold removal pros.
Of course, your local climate and weather are always something to consider. Areas with heavy precipitation (including snow) are more susceptible to flooding (a big risk factor for mold growth). Sometimes homes that are build on low ground need special modifications to protect against water damage. Meanwhile, homeowners in very humid areas should pay careful attention to ventilation and dehumidification. Weather and precipitation are significant considerations in terms of mold growth; any qualified specialist will recognize this and discuss it with you.
Making your anti-mold investments count
Mold is one of those things you don’t want to deal with once, let alone several times. That’s why it’s important to learn the proper mold prevention techniques, implement them, and deal only with qualified specialists if you do suspect mold in your home. If the specialist you hire is experienced and well-equipped, and you follow the remediation project with specific prevention measures as recommended by your specialist, there’s a good chance you’ll never have to deal with mold again.
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