Mold is an unexpected problem and, most often, an unexpected hit to your wallet. When a serious problem is identified, many people decide to have it dealt with in a prompt, professional manner.
The question is, how much will it cost? Mold may be a serious problem, and removing it may drastically improve quality of life, but that doesn’t mean you should hire a mold removal specialist at any cost. Before you give the go ahead, you’ll want to have a good idea of what the grand total will be.
The good news is that mold removal in Denver (or wherever you may live) may not cost as much as you think. You’ll have a better grasp of the costs, and you’ll get better estimates, when you consider the following three factors that decide the cost of mold removal.
- 1. Size of Infestation
- 2. Air ducts and crawl spaces
- 3. Experience level
This is an obvious factor in how high the costs will be. Small, localized infestations will require less time and fewer resources, resulting in lower overall costs. There are even retail products and DIY kits for eliminating small infestations on your own.
But be careful when choosing to go this route. A small infestation may be all that’s visible, but it can indicate the presence of spores in various parts of the building. If the building is more than ten years old, it’s a very good idea to get mold testing even when a small infestation is visible.
A good mold removal specialist will have methods not only of detecting mold, but of finding where it is most concentrated and where it is lurking unseen. If mold issues are present in air ducts, crawl spaces, behind walls, or in other hidden places, this will bump up the overall cost of remediation.
Be sure to have a frank conversation with your specialist about these tricky areas. You want to know what kind of work may be necessary to reach them, and how they will affect your bottom line.
You may come across a “bargain basement” operation or two while conducting your own research on mold removal specialists. They might offer lower prices than more established companies, or even offer free testing.
It’s tempting to go this route—but keep in mind, quality work is more economical in the long-term. If the source of the problem goes undiscovered and untreated due to inexperience or poor methodology, you’ll be looking at repeat visits, mounting frustrations, and higher costs.
This scenario can be avoided by looking for a highly-experienced specialist with fair rates. When it comes to testing, look for companies that send a Certified Mold Inspector and Certified Indoor Environmentalist to inspect your site and provide a solid assessment.
Taking these three things into consideration will help you to find a solution that you can afford—and most importantly, one that has a lasting benefit on the health and wellbeing of those who spend time inside the building.
We hope this information been helpful in your search for affordable and effective mold removal solutions. If you have any questions or comments, we encourage you to leave them in the box below.