Cost To Remove Mold In Basement
Nobody wants to think about the presence of mold in their home, but just ignoring it or hoping that it’s not there certainly won’t make it go away. Mold loves to set up shop in the lower levels of structures, and it can be especially tempting to ignore the possible presence of mold in the darker, damper areas of our property – places like our basement and crawl spaces. But if you’ve been noticing a musty smell or another unpleasant odor down there which isn’t just the laundry basket full of last week’s socks, then we suggest that it’s time you conducted a thorough inspection of your lower level to see if mold might be the source. If it is mold, or even if you think it might be, then now is the time for action. Sure, you’ll have to spend at least some money to fix the problem, but how much does it really cost to remove mold in a basement or crawl space?
The short answer is: it depends. If you find a small spot of mold in a corner of your basement, it can be tempting to go the DIY route and trust an online video to guide you through the process. This could be totally fine and it could save you a ton of money – or, it could be another time when you’re in denial about the severity of the problem. Chances are, if you’ve got mold in one area of your basement or crawl space, then it’s probably creeping into another area, too. And how can you know for sure without doing a total inspection of every surface? And even if you do have the time and motivation to go over every area with a magnifying glass, what if there are moldy spores developing behind one of the walls or another area like the behind the insulation that’s stuffed between your floor joists? What if you missed a spot, and after all of your best efforts to remove the mold you did find, you’re right back where you started because the other areas are still developing? The whole process can feel overwhelming, especially when you think about the time and monetary costs involved.
Typical mold remediation cost in basement: several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. For most people, that’s a huge difference! But there isn’t really a way to know for sure until you’ve had a mold remediation professional come on-site to assess the situation and give you a more refined estimate. Your basement mold remediation cost will depend on how large of an area is affected by mold, how extensively the mold has caused damage to the surfaces where it’s located, and the ease of access to the affected areas. For example, professional mold removal teams will need extra time on the job if you’ve got mold in a hard-to-reach area of your basement or crawl space, and that will mean a higher cost. But again, we encourage you to consider the value of investing in a mold inspection and mold testing service to verify whether you’ve got a significant mold problem and to determine exactly what kinds of mold are present in your lower level. Is it black mold, or a less harmful strain of fungus? You can try to figure this out yourself with a store-bought mold testing kit, but even when you get the results back, you’ve still got to figure out how to both get rid of the existing mold and then keep it away.
The AdvantaClean Difference. Whether you’re in the market for a mold inspection or mold testing service, and especially if you know you have a toxic mold issue in your basement that’s going to require professional mold removal and mold remediation, then you’ve come to the right place for help. AdvantaClean’s local franchises across the country are standing by to tackle any mold-related issue you can throw at us. Our teams of mold removal technicians are certified by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) because we use the latest technology and we’ve been trained in the best practices for making mold disappear from any basement and crawl space. Our powerful HEPA-filtered systems remove the mold and we leave behind a highly effective fungicidal solution on every affected surface to make sure that mold won’t be making its home in your basement again. You can trust yourself to remove the mold, or another company who doesn’t have the reputation we do, or you can rely on AdvantaClean’s 25 years of experience in making homes and businesses across America the cleanest, healthiest places to live and work. Trust us with your basement mold remediation and we promise you’ll become a firm believer that a basement isn’t really clean until it’s AdvantaClean!
More info? For more information about mold and mildew in your basement, read our post WHY BASEMENTS SMELL MUSTY.
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