Mold spores are a big problem for homeowners. It can grow anywhere in the house which has a plumbing leak, poor ventilation, and high humidity. If left for quite a while, mold spores will eventually spread to different areas and damage house structures. Not only are molds a danger to your house, they also pose health risks for all occupants.
When you notice the presence of molds, you already need to make a move before things get worse for your house and your family.
Are you worried that your house is in danger of molds? Then, the first thing you need to do is to assess and test your house for mold.
There are several ways to get your house tested for mold:
If you could not see any visible signs but you think that there are hidden mold growth, a thorough inspection will be helpful.
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Mold inspection and removal is a must for a home that is threatened by various harmful mold. But how much do you need to pay for these services?
Mold removal costs will depend on the following factors:
There is no exact number for mold removal cost but for a small, contained area such as crawlspaces, it will cost about $500. But for larger areas, it usually costs $2,000 and above.
When several areas of the house are badly damaged, it will need complicated mold removal procedures which might cost around $15,000 to $20,000. This already includes any repairs or replacements that will be needed after the mold removal.
The cost of having a mold inspection in your house depends on the following factors:
Mold inspections can cost between $300 to $400 for small and medium-sized houses, while it can cost between $700 to $900 for larger houses.
If there is already visible mold growth, it will lower the costs unlike when inspections are done in the drywall.
To know if your house is having a mold problem, check out the following signs:
Mold is covered by your homeowners insurance provided that the mold growth is caused by a “covered peril”. These are some examples of a covered peril:
Mold is not covered by homeowners insurance if it is caused by a preventable leak, flood, or high humidity. However, if you have a flood insurance policy, mold is part of its coverage.
Water damage is the main cause of mold growth. Busted pipes will leak into the drywall and trap moisture in it which will cause mold growth especially if not treated early. If left untreated, the damage will likely spread to a greater part of the house. It will also damage the air quality inside the home and will result to health risks for the occupants.
Here are some things you need to look out when determining if there is mold behind the drywall: