Hiring a Mold Inspector

Filed Under: Mold Inspection

Home owners can be quite confused when they find mold about what the next step in the process is. Whether you search online or hit up the yellow pages, it is important to hire a mold inspector to check out the mold in your home.

If you have mold growing in your home, and you’re pretty sure it’s mold, then you should just hire a professional who specializes in removing black mold. A mold inspector should definitely be called in if you cannot see them old, but you suspect it is there (normally by smelling it). A mold inspector will be able to investigate the mold and figure out the reasons that the mold was growing in the first place.

An important aspect in choosing the right mold inspector is finding one who can come within 24 hours to your home to investigate the mold. Mold can grow into a larger area pretty quickly, so you’ll want to make sure someone can come inspect it quick. When browsing online for prices for mold inspectors, you may see that some people are offering much cheaper prices, but this is usually because they are unlicensed and not certified. It’d definitely be in your best interest to hire someone properly licensed. While not every single state will have such certifications and licensing programs, if your state does, make sure that the person you’re hiring is licensed.

Inspectors, at least ones that do a good job, will usually have a list of references that you can call and contact to double check if they have done a good job. If there’s enough people willing to say that this person does a good job, then they probably will. Another great place to check is he Better Business Bureau (BBB) because they will have records if this person hasn’t provided great service.

Make sure that you have a contract that is signed to ensure that the mold inspector will indeed finish the job, and not leave you waiting to see if you have mold in your home.

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