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What to Look For in a Mold Removal Specialist

Mold removal may seem like a daunting task. However, the right mold removal professional can guide you through the process while charging a reasonable price. You may also need to pre-test the mold, especially when you are trying to determine the cost of removal. Hiring a professional is essential whether you are buying a home with mold or your current home needs mold removal.

How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

The cost of removing mold depends on the size of the job. If you are not satisfied with the price quote, you can get several quotes before you decide to hire. Mold professionals are licensed and skilled professionals. Therefore, the cost of a mold specialist will not be the same as that of a regular handyman.

What Should You Look For in a Mold Removal Specialist?

Make sure you hire a well-established company that has trained professionals working for them. For instance, they should wear proper safety gear when dealing with mold. Additionally, they need a high-quality, high-filtration face mask along with vinyl gloves. If they are removing harsh chemicals, they need a full protective suit. This is the reason companies do a pre-testing to see what kind of removal process and gear they need.

Be Wary of Health Hazards

To prevent any health hazards, mold professionals should seal off the work area. They generally do this using plastic sheeting. This process ensures that mold spores do not disperse throughout your home. Another reason to not hire a handyman for mold removal is that mold professionals use expensive, professional, and specialized equipment.

Other Preventative Measures

After your mold removal specialist physically removes the mold, they should clean the air of airborne mold spores using HEPA air scrubbers. Mold professionals typically discard moldy porous building materials such as drywall and insulation. These materials are cheaper to replace and impossible to restore to their previous condition. A professional mold specialist will ensure that mold doesn’t reappear by using a sealant.

At ASAP Restoration, we will work with your insurance for a streamlined process of payment. Telling one type of mold from another is difficult, and that’s why we don’t recommend that you remove mold yourself. Some types of mold can be more dangerous than others. Because of this, you should remove mold right away to prevent any health hazards. Feel free to call us at 480-409-5481 to set up a free home inspection.

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