Mold is not something that any homeowner wants to handle. However, as long as you hire a professional company with well-trained technicians to handle your mold remediation, it would not be as bad as you may imagine. The secret to stress-free mold remediation is a trustworthy, reputable company to do the job. Once you have the right company, you can relax, secure in the knowledge that they have the equipment and expertise to do the job. As a homeowner, you likely still have some questions and concerns, so keep reading to learn more about what you should know about this process.
Will Your Homeowners Insurance Cover the Cost?
That is a common question that homeowners ask, and the answer is, it depends.
- In most cases, your insurance policy will not cover the cost of mold removal.
- In cases where the mold is the result of something that was covered by your insurance, they will cover it. Therefore, if they covered damage from a burst water pipe and mold resulted from that pipe, they will likely cover the cost of getting rid of it.
Leave the House or Stay
Whether or not you leave your home during this process is up to you. Some homeowners prefer to go and stay with relatives, friends, or a hotel, while others choose to stay home. The company that does the removal makes sure that the mold does not spread around the home. They seal it off and remove it carefully. They have air machines and air scrubbers that run throughout the process to ensure that the air in your home remains safe and healthy.
How Long Does the Process Take?
It is another of those questions that do not have a definitive answer. The amount of time that the process takes depends on how much mold has to get extracted. It can take as little as one day or as long as four or five days. It would be best if you sat down and discuss this with your mold specialist. After inspecting the home, they will have a good idea as to how long it will take.
Once you hire a company to remove the mold, your job is complete. You can sit back and read a book, or take off for a mini-vacation. They do it all, so there is nothing left for you to do after the job is complete.