Why Is The Mold Remediation Cost In Springfield Missouri So High?
A question we get asked from time to time is, “Why is the mold remediation cost in Springfield Missouri so high?” There are many factors that go into the cost of mold remediation, but here are some of the factors to keep in mind.
Mold Can Be An Ongoing Problem
There are many situations where we perform a mold inspection and discover a pipe that has been leaking for quite some time, or an uncovered dirt floor allowing moisture to consistently invade the area. A lot of these things happen in areas that we don’t visit very often, such as a crawl space.
Not many of us crawl around under our houses just for the fun of it. This is where plumbing, sump pump, foundation, and vapor barrier issues can be discovered. These issues can be going on for months and even years without a homeowner knowing. This can cause a situation that was originally pretty minor, turn into a much bigger mold mitigation project.
It Costs Money To Do Things Right
For those of us that perform proper mold mitigations, we adhere to strict EPA guidelines. These guidelines are there to make sure that the situation is mitigated properly and that future issues can be prevented. These strict guidelines are there for a reason. To protect such a large investment, such as your house, but more importantly to protect you and your family’s health. To do this, proper training and specific products and processes need to be used to mitigate the situation.
The Proper Insurance Is Expensive
Insurance can be expensive for all business owners, but especially those dealing with mold, asbestos, medical wastes, etc. The costs of the necessary insurances to to perform mold mitigations can be quite costly. This is the cost of doing business though and the cost of having your mitigation done right.
As a homeowner, you never want to hire someone to do your mold mitigation that does not have the proper insurance. Otherwise if there is ever an issue down the road, they won’t be covered. Note that standard business General Liability insurance does not cover mold remediation. Whoever you hire must have an additional insurance policy called Pollution Liability Insurance. Not only that, but you have to have very expensive workman’s compensation insurance to be dealing with mold.
The age-old saying says it best. “You get what you pay for.” If you have someone perform your mold mitigation that is not properly insured as a business, meaning they are insured specifically to be dealing with mold, then you are putting yourself at a huge risk.
If you hire a company that is not properly insured to perform a mold mitigation on your home and anything goes wrong, you will be the one that becomes liable. The homeowner would also be responsible if someone without the proper workman’s comp insurance, or pollution liability insurance, got hurt at your residence, or if something happened to your home. Not to mention that it’s hard to imagine a person or company having the proper training to perform a mold mitigation, if they don’t have the proper licenses and insurance to do so.
Ultimately, mold remediation cost can be higher than expected because you want and need it to be done right. Only a properly trained and properly insured mold remediation company will be able to do that for you. Don’t spend more money in the long run and don’t leave yourself at risk. Hire the right company the first time.