Residential Mold Remediation & Mold Removal
Mold is present everywhere and is a common problem in residential homes and apartments. Older homes or new homes with poor ventilation have much higher chances that mold will grow. Mold needs three things to grow:
- Organic food source (wood, paper, drywall, etc.)
- Proper temperature
When you see or smell mold in your residential home, it needs to be removed. Washington D.C. mold regulations require residential homeowners to use a licensed mold professional to evaluate and remediate (remove) the problem when mold contamination is more than 10 square feet, whereas in Maryland and Virginia there are no specific mold removal regulations.
Why Hire a Professional Mold Remediation Company
It’s true! You can conduct a mold remediation process by yourself. But, you need to know what you are getting into. Improper mold removal can lead to the point where mold has now spread to other places of the home and causes more damage.
Mold cannot be treated; mold should be removed. Using harsh chemicals, such as bleach, is not recommended because they tend to create a more toxic environment.
As a licensed and experienced mold removal company in Maryland, We Restoration is the right choice. Our residential mold cleaning professionals use advanced equipment to clean and treat affected areas with an antimicrobial solution and utilize HEPA filtration to vacuum airborne mold spores.
Cost of Residential Mold Remediation
When you find mold in your home, one of the first questions that comes up is “what is the cost to remove mold?” Remediating mold needs to happen quickly, because it can spread to other places in your home and cause your home environment to be more toxic.
Every mold cleaning process is different depending on the amount of mold spores your home contains, disposal of building material, and the amount of equipment needed to be used during the remediation and air purifying process.
The smallest mold job will not be less than $800.00. The mold removal process in a residential home can cost up to $30,000 if there was a water flood allowing mold spores to grow.
If your home is affected with mold in an area of less than 10 square feet, the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) website offers do-it-yourself mold removal project instructions.
Does My Homeowner's Insurance Policy Cover Mold Remediation?
Homeowner's insurance policies vary. Typically, insurance companies do not cover mold remediation unless mold is a result of a sudden event that is covered in your homeowner's policy such as water damage. It is always best to contact your insurance company and ask them what your options are. We Restoration works with many insurance companies and provides restoration services that comply with all state and federal standards and regulations.
What is Black Mold?
It is very important to act immediately when black mold is found.
In your residential home, black mold is most likely to appear in areas where it’s hot, humid, and damp, such as basements and crawl spaces. Black mold is very toxic and can be deadly. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys, can be identified by laboratory-trained professionals through a microscopic exam. While common mold comes in green and gray colors, black mold is very easy to see because of its black dark color. A black toxic mold remediation project can be done by the homeowner, but it is recommended that the removal is handled by a certified professional.
Mold Remediation Process in D.C., MD & VA
We Restoration will handle your mold removal process up to the highest standards. Here are the steps we take to remove mold:
- Inspection & Testing: With this step, we will be able to determine where mold is growing, the severity of the mold damage, and the amount of mold spores in your home. Mold lab testing should be done by a third-party company, to keep it ethical.
- Containment: Our crew will seal all areas affected by mold to prevent mold spores from reaching unaffected areas.
- Controlled Demolition: The crew will begin to remove and dispose of all building material that has mold spores and cannot be remediated, such as dry-wall, insulation, and carpets, etc.
- Cleaning & Sanitizing: The affected area will be cleaned and sanitized.
- Post-Removal Testings: Another mold lab testing will be conducted to make sure all mold spores are removed and the residents live in a healthy environment.
With our trained and certified teams and outstanding customers feedback, We Restoration is a top-rated mold removal service provider in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Call us today or simply complete our online request form, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.