Cost of Having Mold

Is it likely that you have mold in your home? If you coming to the realize, that in fact, there is mold your home, or that it’s at least likely that this is the case, it seems that many questions immediately come to the forefront. Where is it? What kind of mold is it? Is it dangerous? How has it been affecting the health of my family or my pets? How do I clean it up? How much is finding and cleaning it going to cost? Since all of these questions come up at once, they are clearly all important, but, whether or not most people would actually admit it, cost is certainly a big consideration, particularly in this economy. It’s easy to assume that dealing with mold problems will be prohibitively expensive. The truth: it can be, if you are not smart.

The first thing to keep in mind is that some materials are automatically conducive to having mold if there is enough moisture in the air and if the humidity and temperature is correct. In short, new houses that use dry walling are just as susceptible to having mold grow on that dry wall as old homes that use dry wall.

But the important issue for this discussion is cost. How much are you willing to spend? Do you feel that it may be a good idea to call a contractor into your home who is offering a free inspection? How would that help? Certainly they have a vested interested in finding mold during such inspections. Yes, they do want to make money, after all!

The Environmental Protection agency recommends removing mold contamination yourself for relatively small areas in your home, such as anything under around ten or twelve square feet, and should cost no more than between $500 and $,4000. Bringing in contractors to remove mold from ducts, pipes, crawl spaces, attics, etc can cost up to as much as $10,000 to $30,000. If the area that needs remediation is large, it may be necessary to include the costs of temporarily moving while the remediation process is taking place.

It’s important to check with the IRS to see if the process is tax deductible. Also, check with your insurance coverage to see if mold damage is covered (particularly if you live in an area that is in danger of flooding, such as by a coastline or river), or how much extra it may be to add it to your plan.

While considering the potential escalating costs of performing remediation, consider ordering an inexpensive mold testing kit both before and after these remediations are performed.

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