Mold remediation cost is probably the first thing that comes into your mind once you find out that mold has infested your home mold. Most homeowners may not even be aware that their home insurance does not cover mold remediation cost.
How much does mold remediation cost?
The mold remediation cost differs from contractor to contractor. Some contractors have no problem ripping you off. Honest mold remediation companies are likely to consider several factors when calculating the cost of mold remediation. The most obvious factors that determine mold remediation cost are:
- The size of mold infestation. The size of mold infestation determines the level of remediation required. There are generally 3 levels of mold remediation. Level 1, 2 and 3 mold remediation directly correlates with the surface area covered by mold growth and in need of abatement. Level 1 mold remediation is the least expensive and in some cases you may be able to clean up the mold yourself. Level 3 is the most expensive. The cost of a level 3 mold remediation will depend on the size of your house.
- Location of the mold in the house. If the mold is to be removed from less accessible areas such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, then the cost of remediation is likely to be high.
- Geographical region. Mold remediation costs are likely to be higher in big cities and towns than in small cities and rural areas.
- Other factors
- Whether or not moldy materials can be cleaned or must be removed, safely disposed of, and replaced (like insulation, drywall or carpet)
- Whether or not mold developed after flooding with water that had been contaminated with sewage or other hazardous substances.
Typical mold remediation cost
If mold growth covers a surface area of no more than 10 square feet, you probably can clean it yourself by scrubbing hard surfaces with household detergent and water, then drying.
While there are no standard costs for mold remediation the costs for an average house may range from $500-$30,000 or more depending on whether the mold is removed from the ducts, crawl spaces, walls and attic of a house and whether mold has caused widespread structural damage. In case of structural damage, repair costs can increase the total mold remediation cost.