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Mold Removal Contractor FAQ

It's important to select the right company to perform mold remediation work at your property

When you're looking to have mold remediation performed at your property, there are certain questions you should be sure to ask of your mold company or contractor:


Can't a regular contractor perform mold remediation? Or can I?

The physical act of removing mold can be done by anyone. However, doing it properly to where mold contained in deep or hidden places around the property's structure is found and removed, cross-contamination to other parts of the property is prevented, air and surfaces are cleaned and decontaminated, and preventative measures are taken to prevent future mold growth is very important and should only be conducted by a professional mold remediation company. Acting alone without the proper training, property assessment, pre-project testing, a complete scope of work, air treatment equipment, treatment solutions, materials and a plan of action can cause more harm than good.

It is important to note that regular contractors are not professional mold remediators, even if they have worked with mold before. Without the proper training, equipment and materials, an everyday contractor can cause a great deal of damage. Sometimes in the short run with an immediate mess or incomplete removal and decontamination; or in the long run with recurring problems long after the work has been performed. The short-term or long-term problems associated with improper mold remediation can also include health issues resulting from cross-contamination, incomplete removal or from new or returning mold growths around your property. In addition, contractors don't guarantee their work and that mold won't return.


Is the company performing the remediation experienced and qualified?

You should always be careful to ensure that that the company you're working with has a history with mold and indoor air quality and is trained to perform the work. Often, everyday building contractors will try to get mold remediation work without an understanding of what it entails. This can lead to disastrous results for you and your property. Make sure the remediator is knowledgeable and certified. Workmanship guarantees and warranties are often a good sign of a reputable company.


Is the service being offered at acceptable industry standards?

The services being performed at your property should always be conducted according to acceptable industry guidelines. These guidelines do vary across the industry. This is why you should select an organization that is certified or accredited through a standards setting organization, such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) or the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA). These organization set strict guidelines for their members and require periodic reviews to ensure quality.

When in doubt, obtain bids/estimates from 2-3 different organizations to see what services are being provided. Ask questions if the services being offered are different. If you are still uncertain after a bit a research, you are welcome to submit a provided bid to us for review. We can help explain the differences in services, what each of them does or is supposed to do and why they are offering this particular service.


For information about getting a fair price for mold remediation, visit our Mold Removal Prices FAQ page.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about our company and services, please call us at 866-358-3838.

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