How to Find and Hire Mold Removal Companies
Having mold in your home is a potential threat to you and your family's well-being. It also damages your home and kills its value.
Unfortunately, however, mold is incredibly hardy and can grow just about anywhere there's moisture. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that nearly 50 percent of all households have mold lurking somewhere within the walls, behind sinks, or under the floorboards.
The question isn't' whether or not you should look to have it removed, that much is obvious. The question is: how do you find the best mold removal companies?
Keep reading to find out.
1. Ask Your Friends and Family for Suggestions
First, start your search by reaching out to those closest to you. This includes friends, family members, and co-workers. As noted above, about half the people you ask about mold should have some experience in dealing with it in their homes (assuming they know they have it).
More often than not, you'll find that these people have more than adequate advice and plenty of recommendations based on their experience will mold eradication.
2. Turn to Social Media for Recommendations
Another fantastic source for finding the best mold removal companies can be found at your fingertips. If you're like 70% of the other adults in America, you probably use Facebook.
Facebook has community pages devoted to helping people buy, sell, trade, share information, including recommendations for local businesses. You'll have to join one of these pages but once you do, you'll have tens of thousands of people available for you're questions.
3. Research Local Reviews and Testimonials
If you're not super fond of social media, you still have an opportunity to get other people's opinions regarding local mold removal companies. Using a simple keyword search in Google, Bing, or Yahoo, type in mold removal company reviews in "insert your city or state here".
You should have plenty of review sites popping up eager to share their knowledge with you. Additionally, by clicking on the mold removal companies' websites directly, you may find reviews and testimonies they've posted themselves.
4. Consider Your Budget
Next, as with any expense, you should take a look at your budget. Keep in mind that serious mold issues will be expensive. However, with your family's health at risk, it should be a no-brainer.
Fortunately, many homeowner insurance policies cover mold removal/remediation. Although, ever insurance policy is different and there are certain stipulations to coverage of mold damage and remediation.
5. Check Licensing and Insurance.
Finally, check any mold removal companies in the running for their credentials. They should obviously have a business license, but they also need to be certified in mold removal. Additionally, we wouldn't recommend hiring a company that isn't insured.
Start Looking for Mold Removal Companies Today
If you've got mold, you've got problems. Finding and hiring mold removal companies isn't difficult, so don't hesitate to act. The longer mold hangs around your home, the more damage it will do and the more at risk your family's health is.
Contact us today to see what we can do for you!