Everything You Need To Know About Mold And Your Home

As mold remediation experts, we often hear the same questions from many of the families we help…

“What should I do if I find mold?”, “Is mold deadly or can it hurt my family?”, “Will we need to do heavy renovations to remove mold?”

And we understand that it can be a bit confusing if you find patches of mold growing in your home so we put together a helpful collections of our FAQ’s to answer some of you questions.

I Found Mold In My Home, Is It Safe To Stay Here?

One of the most frequently asked question we encounter always concerns the potential hazards mold can create when found en masse. While mold certainly can quickly become a serious health hazard, small amounts can upset sensitive respiratory systems and in higher concentrations, mold can prove quite dangerous, often the largest risk home owner’s face is slight respiratory complications more akin to a case of irritated allergies than a poisoning. Though this shouldn’t undercut the importance of properly dealing with mold, as if left untreated, extreme and prolonged exposure can cause serious health implications.

To protect your family, simply call a mold remediation expert and avoid prolonged time spent anywhere mold is found in your home.

How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?

It is a bit difficult to accurately determine the true cost of remediation without a thorough inspection as each case is unique. Though generally, most home owners can expect to spend anywhere from as little as several hundred dollars to upwards of several thousand depending on the extent of the infestation.

As some cases require more extensive steps in order to fully eradicate the problem, it is not completely unheard of to spend as much as ten thousand dollars, though this leads us perfectly into our next FAQ…

Will My Home Owners Insurance Cover The Cost Of Mold Remediation?

Your home owner’s insurance may cover a portion or even the complete cost depending upon your individual policy as well as the cause behind the mold growth. So if you’re mold problem was caused by a leaky pipe or other unforeseeable event, your policy will often cover the expenses.

But it is also important to note that if your mold infestation was caused by a natural flood, your insurance policy will not cover the expenses as many carriers often have separate policies regarding natural events.

It is recommended that you consult with you individual provider to find which circumstances would make your remediation invalid for coverage.

Can I Remove The Mold Myself?

If you have found a small patch of mold growing in your home, you can take care it yourself relatively safely with the proper equipment, though as mold is often not only located in one single location it is essential you schedule an inspection with a professional to ensure the mold will not return.

For anything larger than a couple feet, an expert should be called to properly address the situation, as the possibility for a large infestation is rather high.

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