Mold Removal/Remediation Cost Per Square Foot
The national average mold remediation cost per square foot ranges from $10 to $25. That would bring the price to remediate a 100 square-foot area to about $1,000-$2,500.
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The Average Mold Removal/Remediation Costs Per Square Foot May Vary Based off a Variety of Factors Including:
1. The average cost of living and wages in a particular area (as with pretty much anything)
2. Where the mold is located in your property and how easy it is to access. If the mold removal professional has issues accessing the area where the mold is, it could cost more.
3. The root cause of the issue. Mold is typically caused by some kind of moisture, so any leaks will need to be fixed and the water damage dried.
4. If the contractor needs to demolish the area. If the mold growth is severe, the contractor will likely need to demolish a large area in your property that contains the mold.
5. If you need reconstruction after the demolition. Most people will probably need to rebuild the property that had to be removed due to mold contamination.
6. The species of mold that needs to be remediated is a factor when determining how much a particular project will cost. There are various procedures that mold remediation experts use depending on the type of mold that is present.
7. How experienced the contractor is and their certifications will usually effect the pricing. Be careful of contractors that are inexperienced and charging low rates. Mold remediation needs to be done correctly to insure that the mold doesn’t grow back or cause health issues.
How Mold Impacts Your Health
Mold is a dangerous substance that can be unsafe. Poisonous materials, for example, allergens, aggravations, and mycotoxins can influence people who are especially delicate to them.
Mold sensitivities deliver comparative indications to different hypersensitivities identified with airborne substances. These can include:
• Blocked or runny nose
• Itchy nose
• Itchy throat
• Watery eyes
Mold Removal/Remediation Process
The mold remediation process is much more complicated than just spraying the contaminated area with an antimicrobial spry. Doing this alone doesn’t grantee that the mold will not grow back, so we recommend a more extensive process. Below we will discuss the process that needs to be taken to remove mold from your property. Keep in mind that some of these steps can cause issues if not done correctly, so we recommend that you hire a professional to help you with them by calling 1-855-772-1244.
Step 1: Wear Safety Gear
Mold spores and other mold toxins are dangerous, so wearing safety gear is key during this process. Experts also make sure that they sanitize and/or dispose of the safety gear they use to prevent the mold from spreading.
Step 2: Inspect for Mold and Moisture in Your Property
Since mold requires moisture to grow, spotting moisture in your property is an effective way to find mold also. Professionals can check the moisture levels in your building with a moisture meter. If they find any locations in your building that have extensive amounts of moisture, they will also likely look for the source of this moisture and solve that also.
Step 3: Remove Contaminated Building Materials
Mold expands quickly to the furniture and other personal belongings in your property. That being said, experts know that it is important to remove any personal belongings that could be contaminated and sanitize and/or dispose of them. Failing to do this could lead to future mold growth in your property.
Step 4: Wall off the Mold Contaminated Locations
In order to confirm that the mold doesn’t expand during the mold cleanup process, you should wall off the mold damaged area. To do this you should close off any vents and use 6 mil polyethylene sheeting like the product to create a barrier around the contaminated area.
Step 5: Air Circulation and Negative Air Pressure
Mold thrives in areas with insufficient air circulation. If you suspect there is mold in your building, keeping your doors and windows open can help to control the mold. Pros will further ventilate the mold damaged areas of the property by using negative air pressure from an exhaust fan.
Step 6: Run HEPA Filters
Mold spores can lead to health problems and spread throughout your property if they are not kept at bay. A HEPA filter can help eliminate mold spores from the air. Another additional benefit of using a HEPA filter is its ability to clean the air of other toxins also.
Step 7: Demolition
As long as there is no asbestos in your building materials, mold specialists can now demolish the contaminated building materials. If your building materials contain asbestos or some other hazardous materials, you should call a asbestos expert to assist you with this.
Step 8: Remove the Residual Mold
Once the building materials with most of the mold has been taken out, professionals can clean the residual mold with disposable wipes and wire brushes. They will also dispose and/or sanitize any of the equipment they use during this process to prevent the mold from spreading.
Step 9: Dry the Wet Areas
In this step pros will use water damage restoration fans and dehumidifiers to dry the moisture in your property.
Step 10: Reconstruction and Putting Back Your Personal Belongings
Once the contaminated materials have been removed and disposed of it is time to reconstruct the demolished areas. We suggest that you use waterproof materials to reduce the chances of mold.
Will Insurance Cover the Mold Removal/Remediation Rates?
In most cases regular home owners insurance will not cover mold remediation prices unless it is caused by some sort of disaster situation. If it builds up slowly, it probably won’t be covered unless you have a specific insurance add-on for mold coverage.
Since it varies based on so many factors, we recommend that you call 1-855-772-1244 for a free estimate form a mold cleaning and removal specialist anywhere in the USA!