Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Nov, 2015
If a property owner wants to hire a mold removal service provider there are a few key questions that need to be addressed. The initial step is collecting the names of the local firms that handle mold removal. Now that the property owner know the names of the companies that are offering these services the next step is review them.
Proper Way to Screen a Mold Removal Company
First, find out whether the organization that is offering these services is licensed to do it. If the firm is not licensed to provide these services then the homeowner’s insurance provider will not protect the homeowner for any damages caused by the mold removal company. Since the firm is not licensed, the homeowner does not know whether the company can safely remove the mold. After the property owner has confirmed the firm is in fact licensed to provide these services then the property owner will need to take a look at the fees being charged by these service providers. Have a minimum of 10 firms come over to assess the mold problem then provide a quote in writing. This quote should clearly itemize everything and provide a guarantee that if the mold is not properly removed or returns in less than 90 days then the mold removal company will remove it at no additional cost. Now that the property owner has the pricing in front of them, they should review the effectiveness of the prospective mold removal companies.
Screening Steps to Follow
When the property owner has identified the top 10 mold removal companies based on the fees being charged they should request references from these organizations. The only way to know whether the company is capable of producing good results is by speaking with other property owners that have hired them in the past. Once the individual has reviewed all of the comments and references, they should be able to make a decision on which of these companies to hire to deal with their mold problem.
Hiring a mold removal company is fairly simple provided the homeowner follows these suggestions. This mold will not go away by itself and in some cases, it could spread throughout the home, which could force the entire family to vacate the property. With this in mind, it would be prudent to take action now and start reaching out to these mold removal companies before things become worse.