Our last article outlined the costs associated with mold removal and how to get an appropriate estimate. Today, we’ll expand on that by telling you how to make sure the contractor who performs your mold removal is the one you want.
Why does the “who” matter?
It’s especially important to make the best decision of who to work with when it comes to people who will be performing services in your home. Mold remediation can be very serious, and improper management can actually end up making the problem worse. The key to prevention is proper management, and not all companies manage mold the same way.
Before hiring a contractor or company, you should ask these 10 questions and receive a resounding “yes” to each one
Questions to ask
- Are the mold removal contractor’s employees trained through recognized organizations like the IICRC?
- Is the contractor willing to provide a list of referrals with contact details?
- Can the company provide proof of their insurance?
- Is containment set up to prevent any cross contamination?
- Will the air be cleaned? What methods will be used?
- Will the contractor use equipment to test the integrity of the HEPA filters used?
- Will you receive a written contract?
- Does the contractor intend to give you a plan for the remediation with details?
- Can the contractor recommend environmental professionals that can give you a post-remediation verification report?
- Will you receive a report afterwards about what was done and how effective the services were?
Once you get a yes to all of these questions, you may have found the right company for your needs. If not, don’t be afraid to move on. Interviewing more than once may sound tedious, but in the long run, it’s worth it. An interview process is nothing compared to having to repeat the entire remediation process all over again!
If you have questions about the mold removal process or concerns about mold in your home, contact the Flood Medix! Our expert crew will be happy to give you all the information you need to help you make an informed decision.