A number of different factors that can have an impact on the mold removal cost when you want work carried out on your home.
After we’ve visited your home to perform a free mold inspection, we’ll go away to come up with a mold inspection report to send you if we did actually discover an outbreak of mold. You will need it removed from your home quickly, because if you’re not suffering from any symptoms yet you will be soon, but before we can help you‘ll need to accept the mold removal cost. Due to the fact the mold removal cost will depend on a large number of different factors, it’s probably a good idea to look at various things we take into consideration to keep everything as transparent as possible between us.
Repairing The Water Source
Mold needs a water source in order to grow, and if you do have a problem in your home it might need fixed. In some cases this could simply be caused by something like flooding, but if we need to send a plumber to fix a broken pipe it will cost extra. Luckily we have our own employees, so we don’t outsource any work which would make it more expensive.
Disposing Of Materials Properly
When we’re getting rid of the mold all the drywall, floorboards, and other materials will need to be disposed of correctly, which involves more than throwing them in a skip. The amount of materials we will need to get rid of will also make a difference, as some jobs are much bigger than others.
Replacing With New Materials
This is essentially the opposite of what was just said, except we only need to replace the materials. If we have to buy and fit more materials the cost will be higher, and there is also a small chance we’ll need to send out a specialist to replace different things. It’s also possible your home might use more expensive materials than a completely different one.
Running Our Equipment
Not only do we have to keep up-to-date with the latest equipment so we can guarantee your mold removal job is perfect, but when we use them they’ll slowly start to break down. If we need to carry more equipment around with us it might mean a minor difference in the price, even though it will just be enough to keep them running.
Cleaning Salvageable Items
We run our own facility which is set at a controlled temperature to keep your belongings safe, and it’s a considerable expense we pay every month to keep it running. That means if we need to store and clean a lot of personal belongings it’s going to increase the price more than if someone only requires a few things to be cleaned.
Application Of Chemical Solutions
We apply a fungicidal coating after we’ve cleaned up the mold, so we’ll use more of the solution if the area we are cleaning is massive. If you have black mold, which happens to be extremely toxic, we have to use another special solution. The mold removal cost can be affected by what needs to be used and how much is required.
The Number Of Man Hours
This is obviously another big cost, and if your mold problem is so big you need multiple workers over a number of different days it won’t cost the same as a single person carrying out a quick job. To be fair, you could expect this to factor into the price when you hire a company for anything.
Throwing Away Your Belongings
We’re more than happy to take your belongings away, but as they’re non-salvageable they’ll need to be disposed of properly like the contaminated home materials. After you decide you don’t want something it will be us who take the time to throw them away in an environmentally-friendly way instead of dumping them at the side of the road.
It’s Not Plucked Out Of Thin Air
Even though there are many more things that we take into consideration I think you get the point. We don’t just look at the amount of mold you have growing in your home and spin the wheel to come up with a random number. There is a chance the mold removal cost for your home might be a lot less than another home even though you have more mold, but due to a number of different factors it will cost you less. In a best case scenario it will be your insurance company paying for it anyway, which is why we must be completely transparent and specific.