Mold removal costs $15 to $30 per square foot. Most mold removal projects cost $1,500 to $3,000 for the average home. Mold remediation specialists have labor rates of $75 to $100 hourly. These prices don't include plumber's fees for fixing any water leaks that caused mold.
The mold removal process includes:
In most cases, mold specialists recommend that homeowners leave during the treatments to avoid exposure to fumes. You can typically return one day after the mold removal. Some people choose to stay in the house if only one small area needs treating.
Mold removal takes 1 to 7 days on average, and it can take longer for homes larger than 2,000 square feet with a large spread of mold spores.
Signs of mold in your house include:
Mold causes many health problems like allergic reactions, skin or eye inflammation, sinus congestion, headaches, and respiratory complications. Black mold causes fungal infections in those with weakened immune systems.
Most insurance companies don't cover mold removal unless it's part of flood or plumbing damages that you have coverage for. If the mold came as a result of neglecting property maintenance, then insurance companies will claim that homeowners are responsible for mold-removal payments.
You can remove black mold yourself if the area is less than 5 to 10 square feet and hasn't spread further. Use bleach or white vinegar, wear protective gear, and ventilate the area. Without taking these proper precautions, you can spread mold spores in the air to other rooms.
However, if you have chronic sinus conditions or a weakened immune system, then it's better to call a mold remediation specialist to avoid getting sick.
Call a mold remediation specialist or water-damage restoration experts to get a complete mold inspection of your property and a quote for removal. Before hiring a mold-abatement company:
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