A home going through a mold inspection

Mold Inspection: What Is the Cost?

If you have found or smelled some mold in your home, there’s a chance there could be more lurking out of sight.

Mold can grow behind walls, in your ceiling, or in air vents, so even if you can smell mold, you may not ever see it. Cleaning up that mold is nearly impossible if you cannot pinpoint its exact location. So you may want to consider a mold inspection, then possibly a mold remediation, to figure out exactly where the mold is growing and why. A mold inspection is also beneficial because it can help you figure out the cause of the mold, such as a water leak you were unaware of.

Some Companies Offer Free Inspections

The initial mold inspection cost varies greatly between companies. Some companies offer a free inspection, then charge a mold removal cost if you need them to clean it. Beware of some of these companies, though. They make their profit from removing mold, so what are the chances they’ll say your home is mold-free? In this case, you can always consult a second company to come in and confirm the presence of mold before you pay for the mold remediation.

Cost Can Vary

Other companies’ mold inspection costs can be as low as $300 or as high as $3000. Do some research in your area and find a company that has a good reputation by combing through customer reviews. Even if the price seems a little steep to you, its worth it to protect your home from future mold damage. A cheaper company will save you money upfront, but it could cost you later if they don’t do a thorough job and the mold returns.

It's Worth the Money

A mold inspection benefits you as a homeowner because it will allow you to know exactly why you have mold in your home, then you can take the steps to prevent it in the future. If you search for mold yourself, you may miss some, which can then grow out of control.

With a mold inspection, you can have peace of mind knowing that professionals have located all of the mold in your home. Since mold can damage your home and possibly your family’s health, its always a good investment to ensure that your home is mold-free.