Seattle's Independent & Unbiased Inspection Company for Mold, Asbestos & IAQ Testing.
Do you really need professional mold remediation?
If you have a mold issue and call a mold remediation company, they will most likely give you a “free inspection” and then an estimate for mold removal. The estimate will typically include removing the affected building material which is expensive, not to mention the added expense and time delay for re-construction. What we have found is that depending on the cause of the mold, which is often surface level only, it can be simply cleaned instead of removing the material. Remediation contractors generally won't mention this. During our inspections we have specialized techniques to determine if the mold is surface level or has penetrated the material. If it is surface mold, we provide the client with instructions for safe and effective cleaning. The typical cost for our residential mold inspection is between $400.00 - $500.00, which is significantly lower than professional mold remediation. If professional remediation is necessary, we provide a detailed “mold remediation protocol plan” to submit to remediation contractors. By providing this plan they will be bidding on the same scope of work “apples to apples” which can greatly reduce stress and confusion.