Mold spores take hold quickly in many environments affected by high humidity levels. Affected areas can lead to reduced air quality and even cause property owners or occupants to have health problems. For the best chance of success and the lowest costs, you’ll have to take action fast with a water removal specialist who can also consult on mold remediation.
Without mold remediation, you not only risk the spread of mold throughout your property, but also long-term health issues from frequent spore inhalation. The longer you delay an inspection, the more likely you’ll pay more for mold remediation.
If you’ve experienced water damage from flood waters, leaky pipes, or moisture problems, mold can develop and thrive in your property or business. While structural damage might be your main concern after a leak, you can’t forget about how fast mold can grow in the right conditions. Within just 24 hours of a leak, mold can start growing in the affected areas. Contacting a water removal company is always the first priority to reduce mold exposure, and can decrease the likelihood that you’ll need mold abatement in the future.
While there are DIY solutions for mold remediation, mold can start to grow out of sight, which is why you might need to bring reinforcements. It’s possible that you need a professional mold remediation expert like those at ATI Restoration if you:
If you notice one or more of these signs, then it’s important that you contact a mold remediation and water extraction expert as soon as possible.
The price for mold remediation can vary based on several factors, but primarily by location of the infestation, the overall square footage, and the amount of mold.
Many experts will quote the cost of mold remediation at $10 to $25 per square foot. But you should expect to receive different quotes for residential single-family homes, apartments and condos with more complex HVAC systems, or commercial businesses. Costs for black mold removal can also vary substantially by the square footage of any property, and whether other property improvements are needed.
If you experience water damage and suspect that you’ll need mold remediation, it’s always best to contact a qualified mold remediation specialist who can estimate based on your specific needs and work with your insurance company to help get the most out of your insurance policy if it qualifies as peril.
The mold inspection itself may cost you $200 to $600, but it will help you understand the scope of remediation you need to restore your property to a mold-free state.
Crawl spaces or attics
Mold removal costs may fall between $500 and $5,000 if you’re treating a mold problem and dampness contained beneath your foundation or in your attic. In an attic, the mold inspector may also include repair costs for roof leaks. The overall square footage plays a part in the total cost, as does the ease of accessibility for the team performing the mold remediation.
Basement mold is often easier for crews to access and manage, making the remediation process more efficient. Consider costs in the $500 to $3,000 range if you experience mold in your basement.
Air ducts or vents
Even the most simplified HVAC systems are complex to clean, so expect to pay $2,000 to $6,000 depending on the size of your residential or commercial property. If you don’t already have HEPA filters, it’s also likely that any mold remediation company will upgrade you to reduce ongoing health risks.
Whole property mold remediation
Mold remediation in a whole property requires treatment from the attic to the basement. They will treat mold within the walls, throughout the HVAC ducts, and make necessary repairs in drywall, carpeting, and other surfaces. The cost of mediation consequently comes with the biggest range: $10,000 to $30,000.
If mold growth is due to a natural disaster or unexpected emergency, many homeowners and commercial property owners are able to request mold remediation through the insurance company.
If mold growth is not related to peril, or if the insurance company feels it could have been prevented, it’s not likely that remediation will be covered. Furthermore, if mold was reported and not properly mitigated by a professional, an insurance company may not be willing to support additional claims of water damage or mold removal.
If you need help preventing mold after water damage, the experts at ATI Restoration are ready to help.
Contact us today if you need help performing an assessment based on new mold damage. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to help you identify and treat your mold infestation.