Mold remediation can be a stressful and time-consuming process. One of the major things that determines how the mold remediation process goes for you is the mold remediation company you hire. The quality and service of such companies can vary widely.
The simple answer to this question is usually no. The more complicated is that there is typically one situation that makes it worth testing for mold in your home. This is one you need hard proof that a home has a mold problem. The most common scenario where this may occur is if you are buying a home and need to prove that it has mold problems to negotiate for a better price. In other cases, the general rule of thumb is that you don’t need to test for mold that you already know is there. In fact, you should be extremely cautious about any contractor that encourages you to test for mold when a problem is already apparent.
Any mold professional should be able to explain your mold removal project in plain English. If a contractor is unable to explain the basic processes and steps of mold remediation and mold removal in layman’s terms, be very wary! If someone tries to complicate and confuse you about the process and scare you into hiring them, you shouldn’t hesitate to walk away.
In virtually every case, yes! DIY mold removal works for very small mold problems. For more serious mold concerns, however, a professional mold remediation company is the right way to go. There are many different reasons why this is the case. The most important include the fact the professional mold remediation companies have superior equipment, experience, and manpower. In addition, mold remediation can be dangerous due to inhalation of mold spores. Hiring a professional mold remediation company allows you to sidestep this hazard and stay safe while your home is worked on.
Homeowners insurance typically covers mold damage if it was caused by a “covered peril.” “Covered perils” typically include things like fire, frozen pipes, theft, vandalism, and so on. If the mold damage was not caused by a covered peril you should not expect your insurance to pay for the remediation costs.
As you can see, there are a few important questions you should ask before you jump right in to hiring a mold remediation company. As you give these questions the consideration they deserve, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Valleywide Restoration in Gilbert for help. Along with repairing mold damage in your home, we are also here to help you answer any pressing questions you may have.