Mold can grow undetected in a home. If you detect mold, it is always a good idea to have your home inspected. Mold infestations often run deep and unseen. The problem may extend much further than you can foresee.
If you have established that you have a mold problem, then you need a professional to help you with mold removal. While you may be tempted to get rid of the mold yourself, remember that mold infestations are often widespread. You may not get all of it out and it is likely to continue growing in your home and result in health problems to the occupants of your home in future.
Choosing a mold removal company
When you begin your search for a mold remediation company, you will come across hundreds of companies. If this is your first time choosing a company, it is a good idea to narrow down your choices before contacting any particular company.
A good way of narrowing down your choices is by asking the following questions:
- Is the company locally based?
Hiring a local company is the best way to go. Local companies will provide you with more affordable services since they won’t have to travel a long distance to get to you. They are also easier to access in case of any problems in the future. You can refer to them easily for further services.
- Is the company insured or licensed?
It is important to work with a professional company. Professional contractors will take the time to get the proper training and licensing for their employees. They will also ensure that they are insured. This will protect you in case of any damage or accidents during the mold remediation process.
- Do they offer free quotes?
A professional company should be able to provide you with a free quote for their services after inspecting the level of infestation in your home. Don’t accept quotes over the phone or email. Ensure that the contractor has assessed your home and can give you an accurate quote for the work to be done. They shouldn’t place any pressure on you to accept the quote. You should be free to compare different quotes and therefore get the best possible services.
- Do they have any references?
A trustworthy contractor should be able to provide you with references that can be checked out. Ensure that you check the references to authenticate them before making a decision.