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How Much Does Mold Remediation In A Basement Cost?

Getting What You Pay For Is Key To Your Family’s Health

Clean basement with portions of walls removed in the mold remediation process

Invasive mold can harm your family’s health, especially if a member of your family has breathing issues in the first place. Removing mold from your home is a slow process that takes a lot of knowledge and even more preparation. The bottom-dollar quotes you see online won’t even cover the cost of the minimum precautions required in the mold remediation process.

Prevention First, Last, And Middle

Mold remediation is about prevention almost as much as it is about removal. Several steps must be taken to keep the concentrated spores from a mold colony traveling to a new spot in your home. These precautions include:

  • Putting up plastic barriers around the area of infestation
  • Controlling foot traffic in the area
  • Creating negative air pressure in the area to prevent migration
  • Full protective gear, sometimes including portable breathing units
  • Turning off the HVAC system, when necessary, to prevent air movement

Just these few items and actions cost more than the discount rates you can find online. Each of the above is the minimum you should expect to see when receiving a professional mold remediation service.

A Careful And Detail Obsessed Process

When you ask us to perform mold remediation in your home, we will first verify the location of your mold issue and that it hasn’t migrated into other areas of your home. We will then block off the affected area with plastic barriers and bring in machines to create negative air pressure in the enclosed space. Only then will we begin to remove the mold and infected structures within the area.

valor mold basement mold remediation process

After the problem areas have been removed or cleaned, our equipment will remain in place until the area is completely dry and no longer an inviting home to mold spores.

The Effect Of Mold On Your Home And Family

Mold spores are in every breath we take and, for most of us, are completely harmless. It is only when they become concentrated in our air that they become a problem. The existence of a colony in your home is guaranteed to create a higher concentration of mold spores in your indoor air, which can affect the health of you and your family. Complications from mold include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent coughing
  • Confusion
  • More pronounced symptoms for those with lung disorders

Your home can also be damaged by mold, beyond just the damage from moisture. Most people don’t recognize this fact, but mold is not a plant but a lifeform, and lifeforms need food. In the case of mold, its food is whatever it is colonizing. While moving much more slowly, mold can destroy your home’s structural wood just as thoroughly as can termites. The damage from an unchecked mold colony can run into the tens of thousands of dollars to repair.

Basement Mold Remediation

In general, basement mold remediation concerns an area of roughly 10 feet x 10 feet. Some colonies can be larger, but this is the average size for most jobs as most homeowners become aware of the colony and take action before it gets any larger.

Based on this range and location, the price for professional mold remediation is between $2500 – $2900. This includes all the safety precautions, all the equipment and time, and the cleanup process from beginning to end. When we are finished, your mold problem will be gone, as will be any dirt or debris created throughout the process.

We also have the equipment, exclusive to only 70 companies in the world, to provide you with a 100% accurate report before we leave that will show you that your indoor air is now at safe levels, rather than making you wait weeks for a report to be returned from a lab that may or may not be accurate.

Choosing The Right Company

When searching for the right company to take care of your mold problem, make sure that they can prove the following:

  • Are an acceptable provider to your insurance company.
  • Are properly licensed and insured for mold removal.
  • Use the minimum acceptable procedures to prevent colony migration during the remediation process.
  • Can provide you with a report proving that the process was successfully completed.

If you fear or know that you have a mold problem in the wider DC area, contact us at Valor Mold Removal. We will be happy to answer your questions and take care of any mold colonies you might have in your home.

 

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