What is the cost of professional mold remediation?
A mold remediation project can cost as little as 1000$ – if we catch it on time. Should the situation remain unattended and the mold spread then costs can skyrocket. When assessing the project cost, the following points should be considered:
- Labor costs make up a significant part of the total price of mold remediation. Qualified removal companies make use of skilled labor and expensive equipment. A High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum, for example, is a $10,000 piece of machinery that makes use of special filters and powerful suction to remove mold from materials. Workers operating HEPA vacuums wear mold-proof suits and face masks and require be special training in the proper operation of their equipment.
- Material costs vary widely, depending on the location, extensiveness and severity of the mold infestation. In some cases, mold may have eaten away lumber, sheet rock and floor boards. In other cases, it may be only be present on the surface of carpets or small areas of the walls and ceilings. Accordingly, material costs vary from less than a hundred dollars on the low end to tens-of-thousands of dollars for the remediation of a flooded basement, for example.
Bear in mind that a professional restoration company will ensure that the mold infestation does not recur- conversely, unprofessional treatment of the infestation is a near guarantee of recurring mold infestation and hardship and costs associated with clearing it out.