It’s frightening to think about, but mold spores are everywhere. Once the mold spore count in your home rises above an acceptable level, it creates problems. Mold remediation companies work to get mold levels back to normal. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best mold removal in Tallahassee so you can protect your family’s health and prevent damage to your home.
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Mold removal and remediation companies in Tallahassee
Leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods cause more than water damage. These problems create a perfect environment for mold to thrive. Humid areas such as HVAC ducts, attics, basements and poorly ventilated bathrooms are a breeding ground for mold as well. The fact that Tallahassee has an annual relative humidity average of 75 percent only compounds the issue.
Mold colonies begin to form in as few as 48 to 72 hours. The list of dangers they bring are endless and range from minor health irritants that cause coughing and eye irritation to serious health problems, including lung infections.
Not all mold is toxic, but any type of mold can cause health issues. You should treat mold in your home with caution by staying out of the area and not disturbing it in any way. Disturbing the mold can spread it to other parts of your house. Mold is different from mildew, which is usually gray or white and appears only on the surface of materials, making it easily treatable with a store-bought cleaner.
Mold removal companies advocate calling as soon as you suspect there's mold in or outside your home. A fast response mitigates damage and ultimately reduces how much it costs for mold remediation.
The cost of mold removal in Tallahassee
Expect to pay an average of $375 for mold testing, but the final cost for mold remediation in Tallahassee varies greatly. Many mold removal businesses charge by the square foot, and you may as little as $300 for small areas up to $30,000 for a whole-house mold infestation.
The final cost of your mold problem is influenced by:
The size of the affected area
The amount of growth
If drywall, wooden walls or concrete surfaces need to be replaced because of extensive damage
If preventative measures, including sealing the home's foundation or installing whole-house dehumidifiers, are required to prevent future mold growth
Homeowners insurance may pay for the cost of mold removal if a covered event causes the mold. Mold caused by a burst pipe is likely covered, but mold from natural flooding usually won’t be because most homeowners insurance policies do not include flood damage. Contact your insurance provider to see if your damage is covered and if the company has a list of contractors from which to choose.
Choosing a mold removal company in Tallahassee
When vetting mold restoration businesses, be sure they are licensed and insured. The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation maintains a website where you can verify a company’s license. Customer reviews are an excellent source of information when researching companies.
Essential questions to ask when getting a quote or asking for more information include:
How much experience do your technicians have?
What is your mold remediation process?
Are you prepared to give a written contract or change order?
Are you willing to provide referrals and their contact details?
Will you make recommendations on how to help prevent future growth?
ServiceMaster Restore has 24/7 service and more than 60 years of experience. Their expert technicians not only clean the affected area but also capture any mold spores in the air. Tallahassee customers recommend the company and say its employees are professional and perform the necessary work quickly.
SERVPRO is available to respond to emergencies immediately. The company’s highly trained restoration technicians have IICRC industry certifications and use advanced mold remediation techniques. Tallahassee customers say SERVPRO technicians arrived within 30 minutes of being called and provided top-quality service.
Bone Dry Restoration and Cleaning
Bone Dry Restoration & Cleaning, Inc. offers an extensive range of services, making it a one-stop shop for mold and disaster cleanups. The owner, Jeff Grant, has lived in Tallahassee for more than 35 years. The local, family-owned business gives back to the community by supporting and contributing to several local schools, parks and organizations.
Associated Services Cleaning & Restoration
Associated Services Cleaning Restoration has been cleaning the Big Bend area since 1975 and has made a name for itself by being a dependable company with quality service. Previous Tallahassee customers praised Associated Services Cleaning and Restoration for being 100 percent committed to customer satisfaction and doing the job right.
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