Mold removal can sometimes be a costly and complex endeavor. Many real estate owners will consider the cost before hiring a company, making the mistake of choosing the first company they come across. However, consulting professional fees:
Some mold removal firms charge an hourly fee for consultation regarding the current mold they find. Some others are more expensive and will not only provide the mold inspection but other services as well, such as cleaning and mold testing.
Does this lead to questions as to which is the best company to hire? Is it wise to save money by skipping the mold inspection and testing? The answer is no. Even if a mold inspection and remediation firm costs more, it could lead to greater benefits in the future mold inspection. For instance, a remediation firm that discovers mold during an inspection may have the experience and knowledge necessary to help a property owner avoid a lawsuit over the mold. In turn, the removal of the mold may cause the improvement of the property’s curb appeal or structural integrity.
Ultimately, hiring a firm that performs both inspections and mold removal saves both time and money. A quality inspection firm should inspect the visible mold and also determine if the area requires drywall or another repair to be done. When visible mold is discovered, the remediation process begins. It is important to note that drywall alone does not remove all mold; in fact, it does very little good if there is no visible mold left.