The length of the process of mold remediation by a professional company can vary depending on many factors including the extent of the mold, what materials it is growing on, and where it is growing in the environment.
However, on average it can take anything from 1 to 7 days to complete the process of mold remediation with more serious cases taking the longest.
How much does mold remediation cost?
The price of your mold remediation will depend on the size of the job and how long they expect it to take.
You’ll need to bear in mind that this service won’t come cheap as professionals who do this job are licensed and skilled and have high overhead costs of materials, insurances to cover any health problems they could develop, and also general liability for your home’s safety.
Mold remediation can cost anything from as low as $500 up to $10,000 depending on the extent of mold damage in your home.
We’d recommend getting multiple quotes from different companies to find the best price because it’s very common for some companies to exaggerate the extent of the damage in your home and try to boost the price up.
If you’re not really clued up on mold then you’ll probably take the company at the word and pay whatever they ask, but you’re more likely to find a fairer price by asking a few different businesses in your area to come to take a look at the damage and to give you a quote.
It’s also best not to go for the cheapest option either as this company may not do the job properly and you’ll only end up having to hire someone else to complete it properly.
If you’re unsure if your home needs mold remediation or if it could just need some TLC from your own homemade mold killer solutions, then look online as lots of people will have posted photos and examples of mold situations in their home and what they sought out to solve the problem.
Mold remediation services often come with a long warranty spanning anything from 1 year to 10 years to cover the job they have done on your property.
This is to ensure that they have done the job properly and if mold was to return then it would be their responsibility to come back and do the job again without the need for additional costs.
This warranty will have limitations to it so you should make sure to read the small print in your contract to avoid being out of pocket.
Can you stay in your home during mold remediation?
The professionals performing the mold remediation service in your home will advise you whether you need to leave your home during the remediation. This decision will be based on the location of the mold and also the scope of the damage.
If multiple rooms and hallways are affected by the mold, then companies will advise households to leave for a few days so they can efficiently carry out the job without causing inconvenience to the day-to-day activities of the family.
There may be many workers in the home at once and they might need to turn off your internal heating system to treat the mold, so the living conditions in your home may not be comfortable so moving households temporarily may be the best option.
The company will need to run professional equipment like air dehumidifiers to dry out the rooms, some of which may need to run all night and cause disruptive sleep.
Young children, elderly people, or people with compromised immune systems are also advised to leave the property straight away when you notice the growth of mold in your home.
How do you clean up after mold remediation?
Depending on the extent of the mold growth in your home, you may not need to do much cleaning up after the service has been completed.
Many companies will include the clean-up process in the cost of their services as they will know how to properly dispose of any damaged and toxic materials.
They will also use their own equipment and appliances, so you will not have to sanitize or dispose of your own after the process.
If the company has had to remove any walls, then you may need to begin the process of getting a professional in to rebuild them for you.
However, if the mold didn’t affect structural damage then you should be fine to paint over the surface (once advised to do so by professionals) with your mildew and mold resistant paint primer to restore your home to its original beauty.
Many companies will come back after a few weeks have passed to check up on the job to give you the go-ahead to return to normal.