A Breakdown of Mold Remediation Costs
There may be many reasons you suspect that your home in Kingwood,TX, has a mold problem. Perhaps the air quality seems poorer than usual. You may notice a funky, musty odor. You may even have seen something growing on a wall or near a vent that you hadn't noticed there before. Whatever the reason for your suspicions, there will likely be expenses associated with testing and, if necessary, paying for mold removal.
The first step to solving the mystery of mold is confirming that it is a problem. You don't need to include the cost of a home testing kit in your remediation budget because those kits are a waste of money and thus you don’t need to buy them. A professional tester can determine several things that a home kit cannot:
- Cause of the problem
- Extent of the problem
- Species of mold present
Another thing a professional inspector can do for you is recommend a good mold removal company. Given the inspector's level of expertise and industry connections, it's not surprising that the fees for a few hours work are usually between $200 and $600.
When you hire technicians who specialize in black mold removal, keep in mind the task list they are going to work through to fix your problem. They have to seal off the affected area, remove all items and materials that have mold damage and replace the materials they had removed. The cost of remediation depends mostly on the extent of the damage and where it is located. A small amount of damage in the crawlspace, for example, may cost as little as $500 to fix. Black mold that has infested large portions of several walls and ceilings to the extent that it causes structural damage may cost $30,000.
Mold removal can be costly, especially if the problem goes unchecked long enough that it becomes a huge, widespread problem. Regular inspection and vigilant observation can help keep some of those costs down.