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.

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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.

20 Mistakes That Are Making Your Home Unhealthy

1: Not Keeping a Barrier Between You and Your Bedding

2: Vacuuming Without a HEPA Filter

3: Forgetting to Change the Vacuum Filter

4: Forgetting to Change the AC Filters

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5: Not Ventilating Your Bathroom

6: Not Attending to Your Gutters

7: Too Many Textiles in the Bedroom

8: Too Many Textiles in Your Living Area

9: Inviting Allergens Into Your Yard

10: Not Following Your Nose

11: Not Organizing Your Home Office

12: Wearing Shoes Inside the House

13: Letting the Trash Pile Up

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14: Displaying Houseplants

15: Letting Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed

16: Keeping the Temp Too High

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17: Installing Wallpaper in the Bathroom

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18: Not Using the Exhaust Fan When Cooking

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19: Ignoring Your Bathmat

20: Avoiding Protective Wear While Gardening

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.

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