Mold in your Denver home or business can negatively affect your health and property. If you see or smell mold, it’s important to act quickly. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best mold removal in Denver so you get assistance from an experienced professional and restore conditions to normal.
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Molds are fungi and a natural part of the environment. Mold isn’t a problem indoors unless mold spores come into contact with moisture and a nutrition source, like carpet, furniture fabric, wallpaper, insulation or ceiling tiles.
According to the City and County of Denver, you should look for signs of mold in these places:
Kitchen and bathroom: Look for loose and warped tiles or linoleum and discolored walls around and under sinks, tubs and toilets.
Walls and floors: Check inside cabinets, under rugs and behind and under refrigerators.
Windows: Mold will chip paint or plaster, discolor surrounding walls and rot wood frames. Keep an eye out for condensation in window frames.
Piping/plumbing fixtures: Surrounding ceilings and walls are vulnerable.
Mold remediation in Denver
If you see mold or smell a musty, earthy, foul odor in your Denver home or business, you’ll want to solve the moisture problem and complete mold removal fast, especially “black mold” (Stachybotrys chartarum). Why? Some people, especially those with allergies or asthma, seniors, pregnant women or individuals with compromised immune systems, can suffer from mold exposure symptoms. Mold can also damage your property if left untreated long enough. Don’t waste your money on mold testing. No matter the type of mold, it needs to be removed.
If the moldy area at your property is 3 feet by 3 feet or less, you don’t have mold exposure symptoms and you have access to cleaning materials and protective equipment, you can take steps to remove it yourself, says the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
If the moldy area is 10 square feet or greater, you should consider hiring mold remediation in Denver. Mold remediation companies use evidence-based strategies and specialized equipment to inspect and assess your home or business, contain mold growth, filter the air, remove mold and mold-infested property, clean your belongings and make repairs or installations as necessary.
How much does mold remediation cost in Denver?
The cost of professional mold remediation in Denver depends on several factors:
The extent of mold growth
The location and accessibility of the mold
The amount of damage to your property
Denver residents spend an average of about $2,000 on mold remediation, but costs can be significantly lower or higher. Materials and labor will make up the bulk of your costs.
Choosing mold removal in Denver
Colorado doesn’t have specific licensing requirements for mold remediation. When searching for a company in Denver, make sure you ask these questions:
How many years of experience does the business have?
Does the company and its staff have professional training and certifications (e.g., NORMI, NAMRI, IICRC)?
Does the business have liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage? Is it bonded?
How does the mold remediation process work? How long does it take?
Does service come with a warranty and customer satisfaction guarantee?
If any remodeling will be necessary, is the company licensed in the City and County of Denver? (You can verify a contractor’s license on the City and County of Denver website.)
You should get at least three estimates for mold remediation before making a final decision. Many companies in Denver will offer free in-home consultations and upfront pricing. Start by contacting the reputable mold removal professionals listed in this guide.
ServiceMaster Restore, part of the worldwide ServiceMaster family of companies, brings over 60 years of experience to every mold removal job, residential or commercial. Its trained and well-equipped specialists are available 24/7 and help guide customers through each step of mold remediation. Customers in Denver say ServiceMaster Restore is easy to work with and are happy with mold removal results.
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