If you are faced with a mold issue in your home your first thought should be for the health of your family and those that you love. The appearance of mold across many surfaces in the home can be a toxic threat that can have extremely long term consequences.
The spores given off by the mold can cause extremely severe respiratory problems and if left untreated can lead to long term damage to the lungs and respiratory system. Studies have shown that people with compromised respiratory systems are more at risk of adverse health effects when exposed to mold spores. If you or anyone in your family has asthma or even flu the results can be extremely serious.
So it’s best to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to mold problems.
So what is the cost of removing mold? According to many experts that will depend on the severity of the mold problem.
If it’s a small area it may be possible to deal with the problem yourself.
The first step is to visit a nearby hardware store where you would need to pick up several items including anti mold treatments and the correct items to apply these treatments. If you are extremely worried about the spores it might be a good idea to pick up a respirator. All in all the bill shouldn’t come to over $150 at the upper end. If you want to be extra safe you may want to also purchase some anti mold paint which will up the cost by a small margin.
However, if you discover that you have a larger mold problem which has spread to many areas of the home it might be time to call in the professionals.
One of the ways to keep the cost down is to advertise the job on an online portal like Facebook. Alternatively search the Internet for a few service providers and source competitive quotes.
If the mold has grown out of control due to flooding you’re going to be looking at a bill of around $10,00 – however this is a ballpark figure and the cost could be much higher or significantly lower.
If this is the case and you have flood insurance always check the fine print – your insurance cover may pick up some of the cost.