What You Should Know Before Hiring Mold Removal Help
We know that removal of mold can be a challenging task.
Where are you supposed to start?
And how do you get it done at a fair price?
Well, the fact is, the removal of mold is not as difficult as it is always expected to be.
And the right mold specialist will direct you through the process at a fair price.
So here are the tips for MJ HOME SERVICES LLC to find the right pro to get your job done right without breaking the bank.
* * Note: For the purpose of this Article, Mold Removal, Mold Remediation and Mold Removal Baltimore, Maryland.
and Mold Reduction are synonymous terms that basically mean fixing a mold problem in a structure.
How expensive could be the mold removal?
The price of mold removal depends on the size of the job — often it can be over $1000.
But, out there, some mold professionals exaggerate the amount of work that needs to be done, pushing up the price.
If you think the price is high, we suggest that you get several quotes to compare.
However, if you get a quote that’s incredibly low, it’s a major red flag, too.
Companies who do not do things correctly are the only ones that can charge a surprisingly low amount.
Mold professionals are licensed and qualified tradesmen, much like plumbers or electricians, so you can expect to pay more than a typical handyman for a mold business.
Bear in mind that mold practitioners have high overhead costs, such as high general liability and workers’ insurance, which also affect their price.
Would you like to keep things very cheap?
Do it on your own!
In some cases , small mold issues (less than 10 square feet of mold) in areas like a bathroom corner can be easily solved by a handy homeowner with a free weekend afternoon and a few simple hardware store supplies.
MJ Home Services LLC is now providing technical assistance to assist you with your project.
There’s no need to carry a wrecking ball to the whole house to see a little mold.
You will keep the price down by concentrating on the place where the mold is visible.
For example, the drywall mold in one corner of the room just needs to be cut out and replaced in that corner.
Yeah, the remainder of the space (and even the adjacent rooms) needs to be washed, but only the damaged drywall needs to be taken out and replaced.
What am I supposed to expect from a true mold removal professional?
Any professional mold should be able to describe the mold removal project in plain English.
If the contractor is unable to clarify the basic processes and measures of mold remediation and mold removal in layman’s terms, be very careful!
If someone is trying to complicate and confuse you with the process and intimidate you into recruiting them, walk away and say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
While at home, here’s what you can expect from a professional who’s worth their salt:
When dealing with mold, proper
protective protection should be worn.
A high-quality , high-filtration face mask is a must, as are vinyl or neoprene gloves.
A full protective suit is required when using toxic chemicals and in larger mold remediation programs.
Mold practitioners seal off the work area, often using plastic sheeting, so that mold spores are not spread in the home.
Professional molds use costly, specialized equipment such as HEPA air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, commercial-strength dehumidifiers, etc. Standard handymen won’t have that things.
After the mold is physically separated from its source, the air should be cleaned from airborne mold spores using HEPA (High Quality Particulate Matter) matter scrubbers and air exchange (i.e. replacing dirty moldy air with clean fresh air through simple ventilation or more complex negative air controls for larger applications)
HEPA (High Quality Particulate Air) can be used
for vacuuming and using air scrubbers for mold remediation.
Only HEPA filters are designed to trap
particles that are as small as mold spores.
Standard filters won’t work and
could make the problem worse.
In general, moldy porous building materials such as
drywall, insulation and baseboard are discarded by moldy professionals.
These products are relatively inexpensive to repair and
difficult to return to their previous uncontaminated state.
An antimicrobial chemical will be used by mold professionals
to clean any residual mold and mold stains after demo.
Mold practitioners also use a sealer or encapsulator to make the treated areas
more resistant to water and mold damage and to help contain the odor.
To sum up, recruiting a mold specialist doesn’t
have to be as overwhelming as you would imagine.
There are a lot
of good guys out there.
Good people would not demand needless testing, charge fair rates, be able to articulate clearly what
work they are going to do, use best standards and equipment, and have a lot of experience.