Mold Remediation and Removal Costs
Mold removal can be a tricky and expensive business. Here's what to expect when considering the cost of mold remediation for your home.
By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
If mold removal were as simple as Kung Fu fighting, then there's no doubt about it, you would have it nailed. But, unfortunately, cost is a large factor when considering mold remediation and the size of your bill often depends on the extent of the infestation.
The good news is that if the area is small, then you can typically treat it for a small investment in some solid cleaning supplies, like a scrub brush, store-bought mold killer and rubber gloves.
However, for large areas, you may be calling in a the bug guys. The remediation cost will be larger, but it's worth it to ensure further damage is not done to your home. Mold remediation specialist will inspect ductwork, attic spaces, walls and even crawlspaces. The cost can average anywhere from $500 to $6,000 and is hard to identify until the entire scope of the infestation is considered.
A great thing to consider when purchasing the insurance that comes along with buying a home is some type of protection from mold. Discuss your options with an agent. That way, if a problem should arise within your home, then your insurance will help to at least partially offset the cost of mold removal.
See also: How to Keep Your Home Healthy
How to Avoid Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds, found in paint, caulk, cleaning supplies, carpet and wood, can be damaging to your health.
Mold Exposure Symptoms
Learn about the symptoms related to mold exposure and how to prevent more harmful illnesses.
Mitigating Radon in the Home
Learn how a subslab depressurization system captures and contains radon before it enters the living space.
Toxic Mold Sickness and Poisoning
Toxic mold can lead to a host of illnesses that are the result of mold poisoning. Protect your health with this guide for identifying mold sickness.
Black Mold Symptoms and Health Effects
Learn about black mold symptoms and health effects so that you can identify indicators of black mold exposure and black mold poisoning.
Common Areas for Mold Growth
Learn the most common areas for mold in your house, and take steps to safeguard against mold growth.
How to Prevent Mold
Learn strategies to prevent rot from ruining your health and your home.
Controlling Poison Ivy
Tips for removing poison ivy without using chemicals on HGTV.com.
Common Types of Mold in Homes
Mold comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Learn how to identify the type of mold in your home and develop a plan of attack for treating it.
Control Mold Through Water Management
Minimizing moisture and redirecting water will cut the risks of mold in your home.
Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest trends and expert advice delivered to your inbox.
We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, crafty DIY projects, clever entertaining tips and more. Consider these your design digests.