How to choose a Mold Remediation Company?
Many of our customers have related to us that it is hard to know who to trust when it comes to mold. The internet is littered with misinformation, outdated information, and some that is patently false. What factors should you consider when selecting a contractor to help with a mold problem? Here are a few things that you should consider:
(1) Are they a certified company? The IICRC is an organization that most reputable companies are members of. Ask a company if they are members of this organization, or others. Our company is a member. Additionally, we are also members of the RIA (Restoration Industry Association). These certifications let you know that you are working with a company that knows their stuff.
(2) Does the company sub out their work? Or do they do it all “in-house”. As a remediation company, all of our staff is trained and certified in the work they do. Some of the larger companies in our market use temporary workers when they get busy. Other companies sub out their work to companies who work under their name. You want to be sure of who is doing the work in your home. Not only should the company be certified, but the technicians should be certified in the areas they are working on. When your home and your families health and safety are on the line, you don’t want to take chances.
(3) Does the company you want to hire do both commercial and residential work? How long have they been in business? One of the key elements in mold remediation is experience. No two mold situations are the same. Understanding the underlying cause of the mold, and correcting it are just as important as cleaning up the mold itself. Seeing different scenarios in commercial settings, as well as residential settings, allows for a company that is well-versed in all types of issues that may come up in your own mold problem.
(4) Does the company you want to hire offer certified testing using a third-party lab? This final question can really be of benefit to homeowners. Getting your home tested for mold following clean-up work shows you what the air quality is in the home. If you ever want to sell your home, you can disclose that you had a mold problem, and give a potential buyer the peace-of-mind that the mold was cleaned up professionally and completely.
These are four very important questions to ask any potential Mold Remediation Contractor that you want to hire to do work on you home. If you have other questions, send us your questions via our website, or give us a call!