Mold Removal Cost in Dallas, TX
Mold - the uninvited guest. Once you’ve smelled it or spotted it in your Dallas property, it may be only the tip of the iceberg. There’s no telling how deep its roots are into your drywall or how much is growing in your air ducts.
Perhaps you’ve tried all kinds of products to eliminate mold from your house or property only to have it show up a short time later. Or maybe you need your facility to meet a certain health code to ensure that the spaces are sanitary and mold-free. It needs to be gone once and for all, but how?
Toxic mold removal and mitigation can be a big job, and property owners may not have the time, the proper tools, or enough staff to handle it all. SERVPRO’s Dallas, TX mold remediation team is prepared to thoroughly remove toxic mold and apply all remedies that prevent it from coming back.
So what does mold removal cost? With all the money property owners and managers put into maintenance, it’s understandable that this is a frequent question. We understand it’s important to know the cost upfront, that’s why SERVPRO offers a free mold removal cost estimate based on your unique situation. We’ll go over what is involved with a standard mold remediation estimate so you know what to expect.
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus. While humans have an aversion to mold, it’s still a beneficial organism in the planet’s ecosystem as it decomposes dead plant material. Mold spores tend to take root in dark, moisture-rich environments that offer a food source (cellulose materials such as dust, wood, textile fibers, etc.)
Black mold (Stachybotrys) is probably what most people think of when it comes to mold, but this is just one of many colors it dons. Mold pigmentation is a spectrum: blue, green, orange, brown, gray, white, yellow, red, purple, and pink.
We identify it by its spotty appearance and musty odor, but not all mold is toxic. Molds that produce mycotoxins are considered toxigenic.
The truth is that humans could never fully eradicate mold because spores live throughout the air. This is a good thing because mold plays a necessary role in the ecosystem’s life cycle. However, we can and should remove mold that ends up growing where it doesn’t belong - in shelters for humans.
How Do I Know if I Have Mold?
With mold, there are obvious and not-so-obvious signs that it’s made itself at home inside your property. Stachybotrys (or “black mold”) is conspicuous with its patterns of dark spots. Mold is also detected by smell as it emits a musty or sweet odor.
You’re more likely to find mold in areas that trap moisture such as bathrooms without enough ventilation or areas around leaky pipes and appliances that drip.
Mold test kits are another way to confirm that mold is present. These tests can be purchased from home improvement stores or from online retailers. This involves collecting a sample to send to a lab for testing.
SERVPRO in Dallas uses industry-standard tests to detect several species of mold. If you want a mold test, we will do it for you so you don’t have to come in contact with mold. After remediating thousands of properties, SERVPRO’s mold specialists know which areas are the best sources for mold specimens.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Mold needs moisture and a cellulose food source to thrive. So it will grow anywhere with those conditions, in dark places especially.
To do a thorough mold check, be sure to check the following places where mold typically takes root:
- Around windows
- On or behind drywall or wallpaper
- Ceilings or on or behind ceiling tiles
- Water-damaged materials
- Flooring (especially damp carpet)
- In air ducts, vents, or HVAC systems
- Wall construction with plumbing lines running through it
- Behind or under appliances that leak or drip (refrigerator, dishwasher, water heater, air conditioning, etc.)
- Under or around sinks
- Under stacks of paper or boxes
Any dark areas where moisture tends to collect is a prime location for mold growth.
How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?
It would be so convenient to have a standard flat rate or an average mold removal cost, but estimates vary as each situation is different.
With Dallas mold removal, several factors are involved. Mold is destructive, so the extent of the damage determines the cost.
The more invasive the mold is, the more labor and materials are needed to ensure that toxic mold is removed thoroughly. Lingering mold in places like drywall, baseboards or ductwork provides mold the opportunity to continue growing.
How much mold damage is present determines how many mold remediation professionals are needed on the job site. How many team members are needed and how long it takes for them to complete the treatment process is a significant factor in mold cleanup costs.
While it’s our goal to preserve as much of the materials and personal property as possible, items that are overly contaminated must be discarded. We safely dispose of these items. For contaminated textiles, we may be able to recover these with our industrial Esporta Wash System.
With irreversible contamination damage to the construction, we replace these with new materials such as wood, drywall, trim, and paint.
Mold damage recovery methods such as the use of the Esporta Wash System or reconstruction with new materials also contribute to the cost.
Size of Affected Area
Mold removal cost is also determined per square foot. With more square feet comes more labor hours and potentially more replacement materials.
The number one priority for Dallas mold remediation professionals like SERVPRO is to make it like it never happened. With this goal in mind, we provide a complete estimate that includes everything required to remove toxic mold and prevent it from coming back.
With so many variables, seldom are two situations alike. To give you the most accurate quote possible for mold removal cost, we’ll need to see the mold damage in-person. Estimates are free and you can call us any time 24/7!
Contact SERVPRO for a Free Dallas Mold Removal Estimate
Mold removal can be so overwhelming because it’s so good at hiding and the number of species there are to keep track of. If every time you put the work in to get rid of mold, it ends up growing back, it’s time to call the SERVPRO professionals to get mold under control. With our extensive experience, we know exactly where to look and what to look for with types of mold.
What to expect with SERVPRO mold remediation in Dallas:
- A thorough inspection for mold
- Testing for many species of mold
- Removal of mold from materials such as textiles, carpet, walls, ceilings, baseboards, etc.
- Removal of mold from attics and HVAC systems
- Odor removal
- Commercial mold remediation
Take the first step toward getting mold under control and contact SERVPRO of Dallas for a free estimate. We’ll come out to your property and check everything out so we can create a complete quote for the cost to remediate mold. We’re ready to take your call 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.