If you have recently discovered mold in your home you probably have an overwhelming amount of questions and few answers. Mold is something that just about every home owner has heard of, but few have ever had to deal with before. There are companies that specialize in mold remediation who can answer your questions, remove the mold from your home and put to rest any health concerns you may have.

Finding a reputable mold remediation expert, like trying find any type of contractor, can be difficult. But having mold safely removed from your home by a professional mold remediation company is important to prevent the spread of potentially harmful mold spores throughout the rest of your home. Doing a google search is a good place to start, and reading reviews on Google or Yelp can give you a good idea about that company’s reputation. As you start to call the companies that stand out to you, keep in mind that the nature of the business of mold remediation and water mitigation is an emergency service, so any company that you call should be able to arrive on site within twenty-four hours depending on your availability. Typically, the initial visit by a mold remediation company will be to simply assess the damage and determine the scope of the work so they know how much labor and equipment they will need to complete the job correctly and safely. If the scope of work is clear and relatively simple, the mold remediation company may be able to give you a verbal price quote on the spot, however, if the scope of repairs appears to be more complicated, they may need to create an estimate before they can give you a price; this will typically take 24-48 hours. Keep in mind that most mold remediation companies do NOT perform the repairs after the mold has been removed. The inherent conflict of interest that exists when a company is going to recommend removing flooring, walls or cabinets, and then perform the repairs, keeps most reputable mold remediation companies from performing what is known as the “build-back.” Once you have chosen a mold remediation company, the work will typically take 3-5 days to remove the affected building materials and dry everything out. Once that is completed the re-construction can begin. If you need any references on who can do the repairs after the mold remediation is complete, your chosen mold remediation company may be able to give you some references.

Mold is not something that will go away in time, it should be addressed in a timely fashion by a professional company who can prevent the spread of hazardous mold spores from spreading throughout the home. Finding a reputable mold remediation company may seem overwhelming, but is essential for the safety of your home and loved ones.

If you think you might have water or mold damage in your home Call ServiceMaster Restoration by Elite For a FREE Estimate (916) 245-8862

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