Mold Removal Cost

If you’ve found mold in your home, you are probably wondering about the mold removal cost and how you’ll afford it. We’ll tell you what you might expect cost-wise, what you can do to keep the cost as low as possible while still getting the job done right, and how to get a free home inspection and written estimate for the cost of the job.

How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

We wish we could give you a definitive answer, but unfortunately, we cannot. We’ll explain why and later we’ll tell you how to get a free written estimate for your mold removal job.

The cost of mold removal will vary based on a number of factors, including:

  • The size of the area affected by mold
  • The types of materials involved and whether they can be cleaned or must be removed and replaced
  • Whether or not mold is in your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system
  • Whether or not the mold develop as a result of flooding by water that may have been contaminated by hazardous substances, such as sewage or certain chemicals

Mold removal can cost as little as a couple hundred dollars, if you’re able to do the work yourself. Maybe all you need is an antifungal cleaner, a scrub brush or two, and some personal protective equipment, along with some elbow grease. On the other hand, if you have to hire a professional, and if there is extensive mold growth or if there is mold in your home’s HVAC system, mold removal could cost you more than $10,000. Maybe much more.

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How Can You Keep the Mold Removal Cost Down?

Mold removal is going to cost you some money. Don’t cut corners in order to cut costs, because you won’t really get rid of the mold that way. However, there are some things you can do to keep the cost as reasonable as possible.

  • Deal with a mold problem as soon as you discover mold in your home. Don’t put it off because mold grows rapidly and spreads easily. Any delay can result in a bigger, more expensive problem to handle.
  • Do some of the work yourself if you can. Even if you have to hire a professional for part of the job, you may still be able to do some of the work yourself, especially under the guidance of a professional. Note that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises consulting your physician if you have health problems that may be exacerbated by exposure to mold to make sure it is safe for you to do some of the work.
  • Consult a mold removal professional before beginning the job, to make sure you know what needs to be done. That way you won’t miss any essential steps, nor will you do more work than necessary. Later, we’ll tell you how to schedule a free consultation with an experienced professional.
  • Ask if your homeowners insurance will cover all or part of the cost.

Will Your Homeowners Insurance Cover the Mold Removal Cost?

Maybe. It will depend on the cause of the mold growth in your home and on the specifics of your policy. In general, if your insurance covers the water damage that led to the growth of mold in your home, it will probably also cover the mold removal. For example, insurance usually does not pay for repairs to a leaky roof and it usually will not pay to remove mold that grows in an attic as a result of that leaky roof. If your home floods, however, and you have flood insurance, that insurance should cover the flood damage and will probably cover the cost of removing any subsequent mold, as well. Learn more about homeowners insurance coverage for mold removal.

Free Home Inspection & Estimate

Since the cost of mold removal varies so widely and depends on so many different factors, it is impossible for us to tell you just how much it will cost you. You can, however, schedule an in-home consultation with an experienced mold removal professional at no cost to you. A professional will inspect your home for mold and you’ll receive a detailed written estimate for the cost of the job. If your homeowners insurance will cover some of the cost, the mold removal professional will assist you in filing your claim. To find qualified mold removal professionals offering free in-home consultations in your area, just follow the link provided.

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