I have visible mold

Q. I have visible mold in my house.

Can you tell me if it is dangerous and how much it will cost to remove it?

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A. The ONLY way to correctly identify a mold species, whether it is visible mold or not, is to submit either a surface tape-lift sample on the visible mold or an air sample to a certified laboratory for scientific analysis. While our technicians are specialists and certified in mold remediation/eradication, the samples themselves must be taken by a certified laboratory. A mold inspection focus on identifying the severity of a mold problem and the measures required for remediation – not on identifying the type of mold or whether it is toxic. It has been our experience that the same types of mold always present themselves once water damage occurs. These types of mold are known for the health risks that they pose. The procedures for mold remediation are the same for all know species of mold.

 Unfortunately, we cannot give mold remediation estimates over the phone, as there is no way to accurately identify the scope of work involved without seeing it in person and performing a thorough on-site investigation.

Please contact our office TODAY at 888-373-9243 to schedule a mold inspection.

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Treating Your Mold Problem – Step By Step

1. If you are experiencing any illnesses or conditions that don’t seem to be getting better, see your doctor. Tell him or her about the mold in your home. Knowledge about mold will help the doctor correctly diagnose you.

2. Make sure to have your home tested by a qualified mold tester. They will inspect the mold, give you an accurate assessment and provide you with a written report that will advise you on how to remove it. A licensed mold tester is a trained professional who will provide you with a thorough report and advise you on what to do next.

3. Mold can be caused by many things such as a leak in the roof, a leak in a pipe, a humidifier that is set too high, etc. By fixing the problem, the mold will not return.

4. If your insurance covers mold removal, then you can skip this step. However, if it is not covered by your insurance, you should get your home tested.

5. The mold tester can then give you more information on what the best course of action is. Depending on what you decide, the cost of mold removal could be different. Here are some guidelines to help you decide what you should do.

6. You should not attempt to remove mold yourself, you will most likely end up sick and it may take a while for you to fully recover. You should contact a professional mold remediation company that will be able to remove the mold from your home and be safe in doing so. They will have all the equipment and training necessary to do so.

7. It is vital that you find a mold remediation company that is trustworthy, reputable, and can do the job properly. You want a mold remediation company that is familiar with mold removal. This will help them provide a more effective and efficient service. You can contact the Better Business Bureau or the Health Department to check the company’s history. It is also important that the mold tester is impartial and does not have any conflicts of interest. The tester should also have no financial ties to the company, so they cannot give biased or inaccurate advice.

9. After the mold has been removed, it is important to air-test for mold. This is done by a tester to check for mold in the air. The goal is to remove the mold to the same levels as outside. Mold is impossible to remove all of the time, so the goal is to try to get the levels to the same levels as outside.

10. You need to be proactive about preventing mold in the future. Here are more tips on how to do this.