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Where there is a constant source of moisture, mold can take over and grow quickly. Some molds are airborne which is extremely bad for your health, since it can get into your lungs. If you even suspect the presence of mold in your home, it is important you get a professional to assess whether it can be easily removed. The longer you wait to remove mold from your home, the worse it can get. If you wait too long it can be impossible to remove all the mold.

Consultation & Testing

If you suspect the presence of mold but aren't sure or know you have mold but don't know what kind or how much, you should immediately call a professional to consult your situation and the best approach to removal. These professionals, also known as certified Industrial Hygienists (IH), will charge an average of $300 to $500 to test your property and home for mold levels. That costs should factor into your total calculated costs, as added in above, for the mold remediation of your home.

Amount of mold

If you ignore the mold problem in your home it will grow. The more mold there is, the more costly the removal, so address your mold problem as soon as you suspect you have one. You can usually tell you have mold by the smell, which is musty like dirty socks.

Locating mold

The location of the mold and how accessible it is will affect the time for removal, in addition to how much there is. If your mold is inside walls, up in enclosed attic spaces, or under your home in hard to reach crawl spaces, it will be more difficult to remove and will take a pro longer.

Types of mold

There are a number of different types of mold, and each one needs to be removed in a specific way. The most common types of indoor mold are cladosporium, aspergillus, penicillium, ulocladium, acremonium, stachybotrys, and alternaria. Of the six, aspergillus, acremonium and stachybotrys are the most dangerous and should be removed immediately. The other three are most susceptible to people with allergic reactions and should be removed as well.

What are the underlying reasons for the mold?

Since mold grows in damp environments, it is important to fix leaking pipes, cracked foundations that allow water into your basement, or another reason that moisture is coming into your home and staying there. Sometimes the most costly part of a mold removal is not the removal of the mold but the repairing of the underlying issues.


Once the mold is located and identified, the professional will determine the best method for remediation and prevention. Depending on the extent of the damage and the location, the home could require anything from a deep cleaning to an overhaul that could take days to remove and prevent mold from entering the home again. This will vary the total costs from several hundred to several thousand dollars.


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Sheryl Hay More than 1 year ago
this is HUD housing (Hillcrest Manor). The apt. manager is refusing to test tofr mold even though my physician is asking her to do so.
ANIL GOEL More than 1 year ago
This is a really a knowledgeable and understandable.
Sandra Poirier More than 1 year ago
I need a quoteASAP
Melissa Gutierrez More than 1 year ago
How can you not know? This is what you offense
Melissa Gutierrez More than 1 year ago
What about testing attic insulation for asbestos? And my husband refuses to look even and with mold comes mites? Is that true?
Jeffrey Hurst More than 1 year ago
Still getting estimates.
Deborah Pruitt More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the info!!
Kelly Kurtz More than 1 year ago
i only want a 2x2 area in my bathroom tested what will that cost
kathy shoup More than 1 year ago
can we have more pro to concered may could help us
Chester Travillian More than 1 year ago
checking around
Frank McKlemurry More than 1 year ago
I am Frank McKlemmury's caregiver and he and I both have been getting very dizzy. I took 2 months off for personal reasons and in those 2 months, I haven't gotten dizzy once. Today was my first day back and man, I feel sleepy, nausiated, and dizzy, every time I stand up. Mr. Frank has taken a few falls from getting dizzy. 
Ashley Howery More than 1 year ago
I have mold growing in my bathroom walls and I'm not sure how to go about it. I don't have much money that's the problem. And I do have 2 young infants
ANIL GOEL More than 1 year ago
Today, I had a home inspection, but the inspector found mold in the attic.Iis there any permanent solution for the mold not to come back again.
gina ferraro More than 1 year ago
this home is my mothers . I reside there  temporarily due to financial reasons. she wont be able to afford a complete mold removal service. I would need first to have the basement tested for high mold spots to instruct on possible diy claeaning.. I have been recently tested for mold allergy & some symptoms have been getting worse the longer I stay there.
Permelia Session More than 1 year ago
I have scheduled for mold testing. The ad seem complete and pretty clear but I will bee able to comment more after the testing. I hope things work out well. 
ANIL GOEL More than 1 year ago
I just  have home inspection today, unfortunately, the inspector found mold in an attic. Since he told me I got very vert upset. I like that house very much but due to mold, I have decided not to buy that house may cause a health problem. Is there any permanent solution for that?

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