Mold Inspection Costs
If you are looking for ways to help keep your home healthy and are considering hiring a pro to help locate a mold problem within your home, then it's important to know just how much a mold inspection costs.
You can keep sweep but never seem to get all the dust in the dustpan. Enter automatic dustpan. This dustpan hooks up to your central vacuum system and sucks the dust into the wall and out of sight.
Think Dirty Phone App
Your lipstick or face cream may be carcinogenic. Plug your personal care products into the Think Dirty app that rates items based on the reported toxicity of their ingredients, so you can choose the safest products.
This is a far cry from a plastic pitcher. With its glass body, petroleum-free filter casing and coconut carbon filter, the Soma filter is the ultimate water purifier, all while looking stylish.
Lapka Phone App
This miniature environment monitor works with an iPhone to detect radiation and electromagnetic fields in your environment. It also detects whether your food is organic by plugging a probe into the food in question.
Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Instead of beeping, this smoke and carbon monoxide detector both speaks aloud and notifies you via app if it picks up a problem — and tells you which room the trouble is coming from. It also specifies whether it's an emergency like a fire or a heads-up like burning food.
This plug-in gadget works with your existing smoke and monoxide detectors, and contacts your phone (and your emergency contacts' phones), so you'll know if the alarms go off while you're away.
Pelican Water System
Chlorine is a must to keep you from getting sick in a swimming pool, but you don't want it in your drinking and shower water. Pelican's whole-house water filters and softeners remove chlorine, sediments, pesticides and other water contaminants.
These counters can practically clean themselves. By incorporating copper into their surfaces, they’ve been made into bacteria-busters. Studies show that dry copper naturally destroys bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Vacuum With HEPA Filter
Vacuums grab dust, but they can leave billions of allergens behind. HEPA filters can trap allergens as tiny as 1.2 microns, so spores and dust get whisked out of your environment.
One problem: Because mold infestations can greatly vary in size, the cost of a mold inspection can, too. In fact, the running total for an expert to examine your home can range anywhere from $400 to $3,000.
Some companies will offer free mold inspections, but do keep in mind that they often offer their services free of charge because they are hoping you will employ them if mold is detected.
A useful tip for helping to cut the cost of a mold inspection is to prepare ahead of time any questions you might have and to be ready to point out your areas of concern. This will help subtract a bit of time off of the length of their stay and save you some money.
When you are choosing a mold inspector, be sure research the companies you are thinking of selecting. Ask neighbors or friends for recommendations, and don't hesitate to ask questions when calling a company to inquire about their services.
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- Control Mold Through Water Management
- Mold vs. Mildew
- What Is Mold?
- Black Mold: What You Should Know