Costs for mold removal
If you are looking for work to be done in your home most authorities in the industry will tell you, you need to get at least 3 quotes from contractors and obtain past customer testimonials to help you make your decision. While this is sound advice there is a small problem when trying to compare pricing as the information is never provided to the customer in the same format. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to understand the costs and difficult to know what to look for in the customer testimonials. This blog may not be able to help you answer all your questions but it may help you shed some light on what should be included and factored into your cost.
- Scope of work (how much actual mold removal is taking place and did the contractor explain how they came to this conclusion?)
- Are they setting up a containment unit around the work environment?
- Are the people doing the work certified mold remediation contractors (CMRC) or just summer students?
- Are they using HEPA filters, negative air machines, air scrubbers?
- Are they treating the area with any chemicals/products after the work is complete?
- Are they performing a clearance test at the end of the work?
- Are they removing all waste from the job site?
- Are they protecting your home and the contents within it? (ie. floor protection)
- Is the company insured?
- Does the company have WSIB clearance?
The cost of mold remediation will vary significantly depending on the answers to the questions above. If most of the answers are no, then the cost will be significantly cheaper – but the risk to you will be higher and the quality of work will likely be poor. The hardest answer to determine is whether or not the scope of work is the right scope of work. The best advice we can give is to make sure during the initial inspection that you understand everything the inspector is explaining to you and that everything is communicated clearly and you are getting the information you need to make an informed decision.