How to Hire a Mold Remediation Contractor

Hiring a mold remediation contractor nowadays can be a confusing, with the many companies that peddle their services. For one, it can be relatively difficult to decide on the company to deal with because of the many factors that involve the decision making process. Personal budget, time frame, location, logistics, as well as other considerations have to be carefully balanced by the homeowner when deciding on which company to work with.

The Better Business Bureau says a good way to hire a Mold Removal San Diego contractor is to get hold of a shortlist of prospective companies to work with, and have a cost comparison.

How to Hire a Mold Remediation Contractor
Hire a professional to ensure that molds will be removed fully and permanently from the home. (Photo Credits)

“Get at least three quotes in writing, compare the quotes based on the same specification and make sure they have proper equipment to perform the job. Find out how long the project will take to complete. Don’t assume that something discussed verbally is included if it’s not specified. Remember, quality of work may be more important than price. Beware of mold remediation contractors who claim to be the fastest or the cheapest. Hiring them could result in poor workmanship, inferior materials or unfinished jobs.”

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Guidelines in Hiring

The United States Environmental Protection Agency or EPA meanwhile came up with an advice on how to hire a mold remediation contractor.

“If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations in EPA guide Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, the guidelines of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists (ACGIH), or other guidelines from professional or government organizations.”

Read the rest of the tips here.

Avoiding Scams

The website Today’s Homeowner meantime cautioned homeowners against mold inspection schemes conducted by unscrupulous individuals wanting to milk money from homeowners who are facing mold issues. Super Dry San Diego Flood Restoration – Schedule A Service

“Steer clear of companies offering both testing and mold remediation services. You can bet that if someone’s selling a service, they’re likely to “find” something that scares you into signing up for cleanup. Mold on concrete block foundation wall. You Get What You Pay for: Free mold inspections are red flags for scammers. Seek out – and be willing to pay for – separate inspection and remediation services.”

Check out the whole write-up here.

Hiring a mold remediation company should be easy, but homeowners should still be careful in choosing a company to work with.

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