Let’s be totally honest here; no one likes mold. No one hopes that their bathroom starts to become covered in the stuff, no one sees mold and thinks that it is perfectly fine to leave it growing there, and absolutely no one goes out of their way to make their home a happy place for mold to live. The trouble is that many people are unwittingly doing all of these things, and the longer that these bad habits go on for, the larger the cost of mold removal becomes.
Many of us do not realize that for mold to be happy enough to grow, all it needs is the slightest bit of moisture, and the smallest amount of heat. That is literally it – and that means that there are very few places in your home that mold will not feel happy in! The vast majority of people assume that bathrooms and kitchens are the most likely places that mold will start growing, and although those are often the first places, they are definitely not the last. Bedrooms, lounges, and even your attic could right now be places where mold has set up shop.
The reason that the cost of mold removal can often end up being so high is because the mold that you can see is probably only half of the story. That is because mold can dig itself into walls, and so the damage may go much further back than you can imagine. You will also need to add on the cost of drying out your home, in order to prevent mold from being able to quickly grow back again before you know it. These processes can take an awful long time, and will almost definitely necessitate a professional – which of course just increases the price that you will have to pay for letting mold grow in your home.
Few people consider the damage that mold can do to your furnishings, but that cost must be added to the final number as well. Your curtains, blinds, carpets, and rugs could all be damaged beyond repair if mold really gets out of hand, and so too could your soft furnishings like sofas and cushions. Many people do not realise that mold has got into their wardrobes until it is too late, and many of their clothes have been completely destroyed and have to be thrown away. Sometimes the mold takes sentimental items that you just simply cannot replace, like the soft toys of your children, or the love letters that your partner sent you years ago.
Getting rid of mold has to be a completely forceful event, to make sure that no mold is left – even a small amount that survives can continue to breed and survive, causing exactly the same problems a few months down the line. But the cost of mold removal is not small, and it may increase the longer you do nothing about the mold that is in your home. That is why if you are going to act against mold, you should act now.
Thankfully, the cost of mold removal is one that you probably do not have to bear on your own. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of mold removal, leaving you free to enjoy your mold free home without the burden of a huge financial commitment. If you realize that mold is starting to grow in your home, and you are concerned that your insurance may not be prepared for the cost of mold removal, then you should contact Orange Restoration at (619) 376-6838, who can work directly with insurance companies, minimizing the hassle for you entirely.