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Table of contents How Much Should You Pay for Mold Removal? DIY Air Duct Cleaning: Mistakes to Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals to Clean Your Duct Not Having Regular Maintenance Failure to Change Air Filters Using Vacuum-Only Cleaning Doing Everything by Yourself Do’s and Don’ts You Need to Know What Happens During Mold Remediation?  How to Do Water Damage Repair the Right Way – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How Much Should You Pay for Mold Removal?

How Much Should You Pay for Mold Removal?
Table of contents
  • How Much Should You Pay for Mold Removal?
  • DIY Air Duct Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
  • Using Harsh Chemicals to Clean Your Duct
  • Not Having Regular Maintenance
  • Failure to Change Air Filters
  • Using Vacuum-Only Cleaning
  • Doing Everything by Yourself
  • DIY Water Damage Restoration Top Dos and Donts
    You Need to Know
  • Dos
  • Donts
  • What Happens During Mold Remediation? 
  • How to Do Water Damage Repair the Right Way

How Much Should You Pay for Mold Removal?
  • The first signs of mold can be so terrifying to
    homeowners because mold can multiply quickly. If
    you notice any signs of mold, you must remediate
    it immediately. Calling in experts to help you
    with mold remediation is the best way to go about
    the situation. These experts have the knowledge
    and equipment to remove the mold and prevent
    future mold growth. But how much should you pay
    for mold removal?

  • Mold Removal Cost
  • The average cost of mold removal in Fort
    Lauderdale is 2,300, with most people spending
    between 15 to 31 per square foot. Expect to pay
    around 3,0006,000 for large mold removal
    projects over 10 square feet and as little as
    500 for smaller projects.
  • The amount you pay will also depend on the
    location of the mold. Below are some of the areas
    mold grows and how much it will cost you to
    remove the mold.
  • Average Mold Remediation Cost Per Square Foot
  • Experts of mold removal in Fort Lauderdale charge
    about between 10 and 25 per square foot for
    mold removal. Locations that are easy to access
    attract a low amount compared to those that are
    hard to access.

  • Attic Mold Removal
  • Mold that grows in your attic may result from
    leaky roofs, condensation that may occur due to
    poor attic insulation and a leaking HVAC unit.
    The amount you will pay to remove mold from your
    attic will depend on the size of the mold and
    whether your attic is easy to access or not. You
    should expect to pay between 1,000 and 4,000 to
    remove mold from your attic.
  • Removal of Mold in Drywall
  • Most professional mold removers in Pompano Beach
    charge between 1,000 and 20,000 to remove mold
    growth on concrete walls. In cases where there is
    a lot of mold, you may need to replace the entire
    drywall. You should, therefore, expect an
    additional drywall installation cost of about
    2.12 per square foot.
  • Bathroom Mold Removal estimates
  • Due to their moist conditions, bathrooms are
    conducive for mold growth. It will cost you
    between 500 to 1,500 to have the mold removed
    from your bathroom. You should expect to pay more
    for additional services like installing
    dehumidifiers, replacing your flooring as well as

  • Mold in Crawl Space Removal Estimates
  • Treatment and removal of mold from the crawl
    space can cost around 500 to 1,500 in Deerfield
    Beach areas. The amount you pay will depend on
    the size of your crawl space as well as the size
    of mold infestation. For crawl spaces that need
    encapsulation, expect to pay between 2,000 to
  • HVAC or Air Duct Mold Treatment
  • When the mold is located in heating, ventilation,
    or AC systems, you should expect to pay costs
    upwards of 3,000-6,000. This is because such
    systems require specialized cleaning to remove
    all the airborne spores effectively.

  • Basement Mold Removal cost
  • It will cost you around 500 and 3,000 to have
    the mold removed from your basement in Weston.
    The price will, however, go up if there are
    damages to your basement. Expect to pay between
    2,100 and 6,200 to have your foundation sealed.
    You may also incur additional costs for replacing
    wall insulation, fixing leaks, and installing
  • Whole-Home Mold Removal Cost
  • In case your house floods and the toxic spores
    get spread in the entire house, you should expect
    to pay upwards of 10,000 and 30,000. This will
    include repair prices for water damages and
    remediation to prevent future mold growth. You
    should also replace carpets, fabrics, and improve
  • Not all mold remediation services will cost the
    same. However, these ranges give you the least
    and highest prices you should expect to pay. You
    can ask for free quotes from different companies
    to get the best price. It is always important to
    note that cheap can be expensive.

DIY Air Duct Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
  • If you leave around Pompano Beach, you will
    understand that cleaning your air duct is vital
    to improving the air quality of your home.
    Keeping your HVAC system working efficiently will
    also save a lot of money on your energy bills.
  • Professional air duct cleaning can be expensive,
    but the good thing is that you can do it
    yourself. DIY air duct cleaning can help you save
    money if done correctly. To help you do a
    thorough job, here are the common DIY air duct
    cleaning mistakes that you should avoid.

Using Harsh Chemicals to Clean Your Duct
  • Using excess chemicals is among the DIY air duct
    cleaning mistakes that most residences of Weston
    do. Before you embark on cleaning your air duct,
    you must ensure that you are using the right
    chemicals. Using harsh chemicals during cleaning
    will do more harm than good to your system. Some
    chemicals are corrosive and may end up damaging
    your HVAC system.
  • Also, some homeowners use the right chemicals but
    not in the right quantities. Using excess
    chemicals also eats away your system and causes
    damages, which may be costly to repair.

Not Having Regular Maintenance
  • Air ducts should be inspected regularly and
    cleaned before the peak season. Most people
    neglect to maintain their system just because
    they see them running. Inspection can help you to
    detect minor problems in your heating and cooling
    systems, which are not easily noticeable. Failure
    to inspect your system can lead to inefficient
    performance and costly repairs. You also need to
    maintain your system regularly in order to put it
    in good shape, ready for optimum functioning
    during the busy season.

Failure to Change Air Filters
  • Due to the moist air in Deerfield Beach areas,
    residents are required to clean and change their
    air filters often. To keep the system working
    efficiently, you must change your filters at
    least once every 3 months or at the very least
    once a year.
  • However, most homeowners fail to change their air
    filters. This allows dust to build up in the
    system. The result of this is poor airflow, which
    leads to poor indoor air quality. Also, the dirty
    build-up reduces the efficiency of the HVAC
    system, increasing your energy bills.

Using Vacuum-Only Cleaning
  • While vacuum cleaning can get rid of pollutants
    in your ductwork, it cannot fix all the problems.
    It is common for people to vacuum the air duct
    and leave at that. This is a mistake since
    vacuuming alone will not clean your duct
    effectively. You may need to use power brushes to
    manually clean the pollutants that are stuck
    inside the walls of the ductwork.

Doing Everything by Yourself
  • Even if you are handy, you may not clean all
    ducts by yourself. This is especially so if you
    do not have enough experience and all the
    necessary cleaning equipment. It is recommended
    that you seek the services of an experienced
    technician in air duct cleaning in Fort
    Lauderdale to help you with in-depth cleaning.
    These professionals have the right equipment and
    know-how to clean your system effectively.
  • There you have it mistakes that you should
    strive to avoid when you opt to do DIY air duct
    cleaning. By avoiding some of these mistakes, you
    will be able to maintain your indoor air quality
    and have a comfortable home throughout the year.

DIY Water Damage Restoration Top Dos and Donts
You Need to Know
  • After natural flooding or water burst, its
    necessary to clean up your house. Failure to do
    so may result in the attraction of mold and
    pathogenic bacteria. This is not all. Stagnant
    water can damage your floor, walls, and
    appliances. Therefore, you have to act fast to
    clean up the water damage. The process for doing
    this is what we call water restoration.
  • Water restoration can also be referred by other
    names such as flood cleanup, water remediation or
    water mitigation. Its generally a technical job
    that is best left to professionals. However, this
    doesnt mean you cant do it yourself.
  • Heres a simple guide on what to do and not do
    during DIY water restoration

  1. Control flooding source It is logical to start
    the water mitigation process by addressing the
    source of water flow. If you allow water to
    continue flowing and flooding the house, youll
    be working in vain. So, examine your space to
    identify and neutralize the flooding source.
  2. Protect your valuables Valuables like paintings,
    family portraits, and personal documents need to
    be protected during the restoration process.
    While its possible to repair your walls and
    ceiling, it may not be possible to repair the
  3. Aerate your space You need to encourage airflow
    to hasten the drying process. It also helps to
    discourage mold growth. You can power the
    ventilation system. You can also open up the
    windows and doors.
  4. Take out wet fabric You cannot leave wet fabric
    inside the house. They can encourage mold
    formation and spread. This is a health risk that
    you should always avoid.
  5. Take pictures You need to take pictures of the
    water damage to help you file your home insurance
    claim. You should do this before you begin the
    cleanup. The pictures are critical evidence to
    help hasten the compensation process.

  1. Dont clean sewer water Sometimes, floodwater
    becomes contaminated by sewage. Though you may
    not see the contaminants, chances are that the
    water may smell. Such water needs to be handled
    by professionals.
  2. Dont power electrical appliances Its a
    definite NO when it comes to powering electrical
    appliances when your floor and walls are damaged
    by water. You have to properly dry your space
    before you can use them. You also need to check
    the main electricity switch to ensure its off.
  3. Dont step on standing water Standing water can
    harbor bacteria that can cause infections. So,
    you shouldnt step on it. If you have to, wear
    safety boots and make sure you drive off the
    water quickly.
  4. Dont use the vacuum cleaner Two major things
    can happen if you use a vacuum cleaner to suck
    water from your space. One, your vacuum cleaner
    may get damaged in the process. Two, your space
    will remain wet.
  5. Dont hesitate to call for help If you feel the
    restoration process is beyond your expertise,
    dont hesitate to call for help. Talk to a
    professional water restoration company and ask
    them for assistance.

  • Using the above tips, its possible to do DIY
    water damage restoration successfully. If you
    feel the job is too technical, then the best
    decision is to call a professional firm
    specializing in water damage restoration in Fort
    Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Weston, and Deerfield
    Beach areas. They have the expertise and
    technology to guarantee satisfactory results.

What Happens During Mold Remediation? 
  • Are you concerned about the pileup of mold and
    mildew in your Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach or
    Deerfield Beach areas? If so, it is important to
    understand the process of mold remediation.
  • When there is a water intrusion from a leaking
    water line or a roof leak, mold can become a
    problem really fast. Not only does the presence
    of mold in a building pose serious health risks,
    but it also leads to serious damage to your
    house. Luckily, experts of mold remediation in
    Fort Lauderdale have the proper training,
    specialized equipment, and protective gear to nip
    any mold problem in the bud.
  • Here is what to expect during a mold remediation

  • 1.  Inspection
  • The first thing any competent mold remediation
    company will do is to conduct a thorough
    evaluation of your home. This is the only way
    they will get to understand the extent of the
    problem. In turn, this helps them know what to do
    to give you a complete mold removal solution.
    They will examine the walls or surfaces as well
    as hidden areas like crevices and behind walls.
    The aim is to ensure all the problem areas have
    been spotted. They may take the air sample in a
    bid to check if your home has a mould
  • 2.  Mold Containment
  • Next, a professional mold remediation company
    will institute containment measures to curb the
    mold spread and segregate the contaminated area
    using physical barriers. They may also use
    negative air pressure to ensure mould spores
    dont spread during the cleanup exercise.
    Containment involves the following steps
  • Drying the affected area
  • Possible repair of foundation leaks, plumbing or
    other moisture sources
  • Getting rid of damaged materials that are not
  • Repairing as well as replacing those materials

  • 3.  Air Filtration
  • This is where specialized filtration equipment is
    used to trap microscopic mould spores from the
    air. A true professional of mold remediation in
    Pompano Beach will use HEPA vacuums and powerful
    air scrubbers to stop the spread of the mold.
  • 4.  Mold removal
  • Here is where the real action takes place. The
    process that will be used to remove the mold will
    depend largely on the extent of mold and the
    surfaces that have been infested. Usually, these
    professionals will use antibacterial and
    antifungal treatments to get rid of all mold
    colonies and also prevent any new ones from
    forming. Also, porous mold-infested surfaces such
    as flooring and drywall may need to be removed
    and disposed of to prevent heavy mold growth.

  • 5.  The Cleanup process
  • Black mold can be toxic, hence the need to wear
    personal protective gear during cleaning. Also,
    your furniture, decorative items and other things
    infested by mold will be cleaned. Professionals
    in mold remediation in Weston use various
    techniques in cleaning and sanitizing your
  • 6.  Restoration
  • Going by the extent of mold damage, subfloors,
    drywall, and other materials may have to be
    removed. The process of restoration often
    involves minor repairs like painting, replacing
    drywall, and installing new carpet. It may also
    entail significant repairs like reconstructing
    various parts of rooms in the business or home.
  • When looking for professional mold remediation in
    Deerfield Beach, it is important to hire a
    competent company with all the equipment for mold
    removal. Understanding the steps of mold
    remediation will prepare you so that you know
    what to expect. Also, it empowers you to go
    toe-to-toe with your mold remediator and prevent
    them from taking short cuts.

How to Do Water Damage Repair the Right Way
  • There is no doubt that water is critical to the
    survival of human beings. However, damage
    resulting from water can spell death for our
    homes. It can cause all kinds of stress to a
    homeowner, not only immediately after it strikes,
    but also long afterward. From leaky faucets to
    floods, water damage can be a real pain. Left
    unchecked, it can even lead to health and safety
    issues in the home. Below are tips for dealing
    with water damage the right way.

  • 1. Turn Off the Water Supply
  • If the flooding in the home has been brought
    about by a water heater failure or a burst pipe,
    the first thing you want to do is to shut off the
    supply line of your home. This ensures that at
    least no more damage continues as you try to fix
    the problem.
  • 2. Switch Off Power
  • Next, make sure the electricity and gas have been
    cut off from the main source. While not necessary
    in the case of puddles or slight leaks, turning
    them off ensures your safety and that of your
  • Before handling electric appliances, make sure
    you are thoroughly insulated. It is dangerous to
    turn off the power source while standing in
    water. If that is the case, call your electrician
    or ask them for direction.

  • 3. Save Your Most Prized Possessions
  • Locate and cart away your most valuable items
    from the flooded area. However, dont spend too
    much time cleaning the rescued items as the
    damage is still going on.
  • 4. Remove Standing Water
  • Water usually causes more damage if it is left to
    sit for longer. Immediately it is safe to go out,
    remove any standing water by pumping. In case it
    is a natural flood, only start pumping after the
    floods recede below your house. All the while,
    make sure you have worn protective gear,
    including rubber boots, respirators or masks, and

  • 5. Deal with Ceiling Water Damage First
  • Even as you wait for professional help in water
    damage repair Fort in Lauderdale to arrive, there
    are some things you can do, and one of them is
    repairing the ceiling. Ceilings damaged by water
    are at a greater risk because of gravity. They
    can easily sag or collapse.  Therefore, start by
    removing the affected ceiling boards of panels.
    If the damage to the ceilings has been occasioned
    by a roof problem, find the source of that leak.
  • 6. Have Damaged Wood Replaced
  • All the critically warped wood, wood with mildew,
    and rotting wood will have to be replaced. And
    where the wood is part of your homes structural
    component, you need to exercise great caution to
    ensure that the house retains the right support
    not only during but also after the water repair

  • 7. Installing new, sealed floors
  • It is easy to see that your floor has been
    damaged by water and some things to look out for
    include swollen floorboards and wet carpets.
    Where you unsure, check to see if some moisture
    has been trapped underneath. This is also your
    chance to replace your flooring with a new,
    waterproof one. To ensure there is no future
    water damage to your floor, install high-end
    vinyl, ceramic tile or engineered wood materials.
  • When you suspect water damage, the best thing is
    to do is call in a professional water damage
    repair in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Weston,
    or Deerfield Beach areas to check it out for you.
    However, as you wait for help to arrive, you need
    to stop the water flow by turning off the main
    tap, switching off power sources, and draining
    away still water. This will prevent more damage
    to your house and some of your most prized
    properties in Deerfield Beach.

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