Four Questions to Ask Your Mold Removal Company - Alliance Environmental
March 11, 2021

Four Questions to Ask Your Mold Removal Company

Written by Alliance Environmental

Mold is something that can creep up on us. Since it loves dark, dank spaces, it can grow unbeknownst to a property owner for a long time. What’s more, the time it spends growing can also be time spent damaging a property and potentially harming its occupants. It’s why many property owners who suspect they have mold turn to mold removal experts. Only professionals have the skills, experience, and tools necessary to fully remove mold and address any issues that led to its growth in the first place.

If you are in need of mold removal services, then it pays to contact the experts. But what do you need to know before you choose the right people for the job? Here are a few questions to ask any mold removal company before getting them to address your mold issue.

1. Are Your Employees Certified?

In a world where people hire off of Craigslist, the mold removal industry has become inundated with people claiming to be experts who are simply amateurs looking to make some quick money. While the average person can take care of smaller mold issues, usually any that cover less than ten feet of a surface, proper mold removal needs to be handled by trained experts.

Before you decide on a company to perform mold removal on your property, ask about what makes them professionals. Do they have certifications? Experience in your specific needs? If they don’t, then it might be time to look for a company that takes its job seriously and invests in trained and certified staff.

2. Do You Prevent Cross-Contamination?

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to mold removal is that they only think about the mold they see, not the mold that’s growing elsewhere. They also don’t think about how disturbing the mold can send it into other places. Ask your potential mold removal company about how they prevent cross-contamination. They should have workflows in place that quarantine an area, and special equipment to ensure that they themselves do not spread the mold to other places.

3. Do you Have Examples of Successful Jobs

Most people think that portfolios are restricted to creative professions like designers and artists. The truth is that the best mold removal companies will have a portfolio as well, just of beautifully restored properties instead of artwork. Feel free to peruse a company’s site to see if they have examples of jobs they have done in the past, or ask them if they have pictures of any jobs they have done in the past.

Mold removal companies that take pride in their work will be more than happy to share previous work that they have done. They might even have pictures of times when they had to restore historical buildings or do major remediation services that impacted the structure of the building. In any case, a company that has proof of their great work is more likely to do that same quality of work for you.

4. Do You Guarantee Your Work?

Companies that do consistently great work stand behind it. In the mold removal game, that can mean guarantees, warrantees, and other programs that will ensure the job is done right. Rather than going with a company that won’t guarantee their work, always go with experienced professionals that have a plan in place if the mold comes back. This can mean they come back and redo the job or have a set period of time where any mold removal or remediation is dealt with for free and immediately. Whether it’s a guarantee or a warranty, you will want to pick a company that is willing to back up their claims that they’re the best.

When it comes to mold removal, it always pays to get the experts. The dangerous nature of the work, the tendency for mold issues to remain unresolved, and the fact that mold can get almost anywhere, means that attempting it yourself is simply too risky. Instead, you should contact a local and experienced mold removal company. They can remove the mold, address any issues that led to the mold in the first place, and ensure that all of it is removed. That way, you can rest easy knowing your property is safe and mold free.

Looking for a personalized service that can help you make your home or business more environmentally responsible, health-and-safety compliant, and adapted to the rapidly changing industry guidelines and regulations? From residential duct removals to full-scale commercial building abatement, to Mold Removal Services, you need the most experienced environmental remediation company in the west. Contact Alliance Environmental Group today.

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