Mold Inspection Tip From Kurt
Just recording a quick video today to give you guys a couple of things to think about when selecting a company to help with a mold inspection. So there’s a few things that I would recommend that you inquire about:
- First is the company certified with the IICRC? That’s a trade group that helps to regulate companies that perform services like mold removal, water damage cleanup, things like that. So you want to make sure that the people that you’re working with are certified.
- Secondly does the company want to come and just test the air test for mold, or are they actually going to look and try to help find and diagnose where the mold is coming from?
Many people can test the mold and there are some benefits to doing mold testing but if that’s all they’re offering you’re probably going to need to learn more to really get to the root of what’s causing the mold. What kind of cleanup do they do? Do they advocate for a magical fog to be sprayed in your home or were they advocating for guidelines that OSHA and the EPA and recommend physical removal? You want to really understand the company and what methods they use. One other thing is what other services do the company provide? Are they working within this industry, or are they also offering to install your furnace do plumbing?
How specialized are they if they’re offering lots of other services besides just mold and things related like water damage?
We also want to know what the cost of the inspection is going to be. There’s a variety of price points. Do you need a report? Do you just need a physical inspection? Do you need testing? All those different things will have different prices associated with it. What kind of guarantee do does the company offer? What are they offering to back up their work and to ensure that you get what you pay for? So do a little research and ask some good questions. Make sure that you understand that you’re going to get what you pay for.
If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us here at The Flood Co. Have a great day.