Article provided by: Boone's Restoration Technologies
Let us spell out a scenario for you. You own a beautiful home that you are extremely proud of. All of a sudden, you have a leak, and now you have mold. You need mold remediation repair in Houston, but you need to know how much it costs first. Whether you choose Boone's Restoration Technologies or another mold remediation company, we would like to explain to you what you should expect in a mold remediation quote and provide you with a few tips that will help you avoid overpaying for mold remediation services.
Why are Mold Remediation Quotes All Over the Place?
If you were to get three separate quotes from three separate mold remediation repair companies in Houston, they would be all over the place! For example, depending on the size and scope of the project, you might have one quote at $4.5k, another at $7k, and one quote at $14k.
Now, let's pretend that the contractor who bid $14k for the job bid as much because he assumes that, once he removes the vanity and the wall coverings, he is going to find more mold than anticipated. The other two contractors bid less because they are putting in their quotes to assess and remove the mold in the areas that they are aware of. The problem with the $14k quote is that the contractor is not likely to give any of the money back if there is no additional mold found once the vanity and wall coverings are removed. The lower quotes have not taken into consideration that there may be unanticipated mold, which means they will have to surprise the homeowner with a bigger charge after they've already started the project.
Three Tips to Avoid Overpaying for Mold Remediation Repair in Houston
Tip #1: Make sure your contractor gives you a breakdown of exactly what you are paying for.
Let's say that you have an estimate where a mold remediation company is charging to haul debris per truckload. They say that there will be one truckload, but they don't tell you how much that will cost. On another estimate, the contractor shows the same debris removal item, but he has priced the service at $120 for 12 yards or less. This way, you know exactly what you are paying for. This is what you want.
Tip #2: Find a local company, not a franchise.
When you have an independent owner as opposed to a franchise, we can usually charge less because we have lower overhead costs. Of course, this is not always the case because greed is in human nature. Some local companies will charge more just because they can!
Tip #3: Hire a licensed mold inspector to write a protocol
A protocol will spell out exactly what needs to be done, and it will be done by an independent third party. This can prevent the mold remediation company from telling you that there is unnecessary work that needs to be completed. A mold assessment may be expensive upfront, but the money it helps save will make it a worthwhile investment.Mold Remediation Repair Houston
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