If you’ve ever been faced with the prospect of mold remediation, one of the first questions that comes to mind is likely how much it’s going to cost. In this article, we will briefly explain what goes into the process of determining just that!
Making an estimate
Mold remediation cost is usually determined by three specific questions:
- Spread: how much of the area is affected by mold?
- Scope: what type of materials have been damaged?
- Space: how easy is it to access the moldy area for the removal process?
Once these questions have been answered, an estimate can be made, as well as the scope of work determined. A normal household mold removal can range from under $2,000 to $6,000. Commercial projects are typically more expensive.
The rule of three
When you get an estimate, it shouldn’t just be an “estimate”- as in a document with a prospective number written on it and nothing else. Instead, your estimate should have three things!
- An estimate, fully itemized
- A scope of work
- Authorization to proceed, or a contract
These three documents will explain everything you need to know.
The itemized estimate will explain all the details of the costs- equipment, labor, removal of garbage and materials, and anything else associated with the job.
A scope of work details the process of the remediation itself- what exactly is going to be done in order to get the mold dealt with. If a contractor can’t give you these details, think twice about hiring them!
The contract will tell you in written detail what each party- both you and the contractor undertaking the remediation- are responsible for. It sets clear expectations and makes sure there is no confusion about what you are paying for, and what the contractor is being paid for.
Once you have all of these things arranged, you can decide whether or not the company you are reviewing is a good match and if you would like to move forward. While it’s still possible for unexpected costs to arise, you will be able to make a strong estimation of what a remediation will cost, why, and what’s going to happen to remove the mold.
If you’re dealing with mold in a home or a commercial space, please contact the Flood Medix! We will be happy to walk you through the remediation process step by step and explain exactly what we plan to do in order to restore your space.