Don’t Hire Any Mold Remediation Company Until You’ve Asked These Ten Revealing Questions
Identify The Problem
1. How will you determine if I have mold?
Often a mold problem is confined to a small area, making expensive upfront tests by an Indoor Environmental Professional unnecessary. Beware of mold removal companies that run their own tests and then claim that your mold problem has spread to other areas of your home.
2. Will you identify and eliminate the cause of my mold?
Water intrusion into the home that goes unchecked is the primary cause of mold. Make sure your mold removal company has the high tech equipment necessary to identify the problem water source and the experience to fix it.
Fix It Fast!
3. Will you safely remove the mold?
If not safely removed, mold spores can spread from one area of your home to another. A mold removal company must cordon off the infected areas with plastic and then use a negative air machine to safely redirect mold spores outside the home.
4. How will you stop the mold from coming back?
Some mold removal companies claim you need to buy expensive ultra violet lights or spray on “mold protector” to stop the mold from coming back. But these products are almost always unnecessary. The best way to stop mold from coming back is to eliminate the source of the water.
5. Will you repair the structure?
Most mold removal companies just remove the mold. They don’t repair the damage to your home caused by the mold removal process. They either leave it for you to deal with or they subcontract with a small remodeling company(often unlicensed and uninsured handy-man) to complete your repairs.
Guarantee Your Work
6. After the mold has been removed, do you use an independent Indoor Entvironmental Professional to test the area?
Many mold removal companies will tell you it’s not necessary to have an independent test by an Indoor Environmental Professional to verify that your home is safe from mold. Don’t believe them. To help insure the health and safety of your family, and to protect the resale value of your home, you must choose a company that recommends this post mold removal testing.
7. Do you guarantee your work?
No mold removal company can guarantee that mold has been eliminated from your home. But they can guarantee their work and most choose not to do so.
8. What kind of certification do you have?
The state of Florida does not require mold removal companies to be licensed or to have special training in order to provide their services to the public. That means that just about anyone can say they’re a mold removal company. So it’s important that the compnay you choose has been trained and certified by either the IICRC or IAQA.
9. How long have you been in business?
While the length of time in business is not always a true indicator of which company to choose, you should be leery of companies that have jut recently gotten into the mold removal business.
10. Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?
Many mold removal companies have sprung up over the past few years, triyng to cash in on lucrative mold removal jobs. Make sure the mold removal company you choose is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
4 Reasons Why More People Choose Accutech
We Identify The Problem
We perform a 7 point mold inspection when mold is confied to a small area. For larger mold problems we recommend additional testing by an independent Indoor Environmental Professional.
We use high tech water detection equipment like infrared cameras and moisture meters to locate the source of your water that some mold removal companies may miss.
We Fix It Fast!
Our Certified Mold Remediators contain the area with plastic and safely cut out the mold. Then we use HEPA vacuum cleaners and negative air machines to guard against mold spores spreading to other areas of your home.
We have a licensed, Certified Class A contractor on staff to oversee the work on your repairs once the mold has been safely removed.
We Charge A Fair Price
We don’t overstate your mold problem or try to sell you unnecessary products like ultraviolet lights and spray-on mold inhibitor. We simply remove the mold and repair the area for a fair and reasonable price.
We Guarantee Our Work
We guarantee all our work in writing and give you piece of mind with independent testing by an Indoor Environmental Professional.