Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Mold Remediation and Removal Costs
Compliments of Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Yesterday we shared tips to remove black mold. Mold removal can be a tricky and expensive business. Here's what to expect when considering the cost of mold remediation for your home.
If mold removal were as simple as Kung Fu fighting, then there's no doubt about it, you would have it nailed. But, unfortunately, cost is a large factor when considering mold remediation and the size of your bill often depends on the extent of the infestation.
The good news is that if the area is small, then you can typically treat it for a small investment in some solid cleaning supplies, like a scrub brush, store-bought mold killer and rubber gloves.
However, for large areas, you may be calling in a the bug guys. The remediation cost will be larger, but it's worth it to ensure further damage is not done to your home. Mold remediation specialist will inspect ductwork, attic spaces, walls and even crawlspaces. The cost can average anywhere from $500 to $6,000 and is hard to identify until the entire scope of the infestation is considered.
A great thing to consider when purchasing the insurance that comes along with buying a home is some type of protection from mold. Discuss your options with an agent. That way, if a problem should arise within your home, then your insurance will help to at least partially offset the cost of mold removal.
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