Tips To Finding A Good Remediation Company

The subject of mold can be a touchy one. It is dangerously harmful to your health, and if visible, usually indicates there is more mold hiding and growing elsewhere. It is generally caused by moisture and mostly found in basements, behind walls, in bathrooms, or even beneath floors.

In order to get rid of the mold and take care of the problem, a mold remediation company should be contacted. But how do you know who to call? The following are some tips to help you find a good remediation company:

1. Licensed– make sure that the company and those who will be working on your home are currently licensed and/or certified. The contractor should be able to provide you with proof so that you can verify if need be. The IICRC is an organization that is known around the world for education and setting standards for mold remediation and other types of restoration. Certification thorough the organization is a good indicator of high standards.

2. Insured– check that the contractors are properly insured. The last thing you want is an uninsured contractor that gets sick or injured while working in your home. Ask to see a copy of the insurance document and look to see that “mold remediation” or “pollution control” is on it, otherwise you could be at risk.

3. Assessment & Estimate– a mold inspector should come in and analyze, as well as test samples of the affected area and/or air. You should then be provided with a written estimate, including information explaining the problem and their solution.

4. References– ask to see a list of references for jobs that the contractor has worked on recently. This will give you a better understanding of the standards and kind of work that the contractor does.

5. Second Opinion– it doesn’t hurt to have another company come in and give you an estimate. We do it frequently when it comes to the health of our bodies, so why not for the health of our home? In this case, more is better.

Dealing with mold in your home is hard enough so make it easy on yourself; if you don’t feel comfortable with one company, try another. The contractors will be in your home with you, so you’ll want to make sure that you feel safe and secure with them around. Once you’ve done your research and are comfortable with the company you’ve chosen, feel free to hire them!

 

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