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Recently I was with a bunch of my friends discussing jobs that we think don’t really exist. The answers created quite a chuckle where “newspaper readers and leech collectors” got the biggest roar! But what stuck with me the most was a “mold remediation contractor.” Most of my friends claim that such a job doesn’t exist, but I told them that it did.

mold remediation contractor and their line of work may seem far-fetched, but you might need them more often than you think.

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The Unknown Molds, But Still Important

If you think about it, testing for mold is something we don’t think about doing daily. As a matter of fact, molds are the last thing we ever think about in a house. However, if you have ever met a family devastated by mold then maybe you will think twice about molds in your own house. If your mold remediation contractor is not familiar with sampling, make sure they work with someone who is. How else can you check that the work has been done properly?

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What About Toxic Molds?

On paper, the mold is not really “toxic.” If you say something is toxic, it affects you once you ingest it. In the case of molds, they are considered toxigenic. This means that they produce toxins called mycotoxins, which can harm humans. What happens is that these mycotoxins get released into the air and attach themselves to anything they come in contact with (mold spores, building materials, contents, household dust, etc.). When somebody inhales these mycotoxins, they can cause some severe health issues. Making sure your contractor understands how serious mold can be is very important in selecting the right contractor.

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Make Sure You Get a Good Mold Remediation Contractor in New Jersey

Now that you understand how dangerous it is to have molds inside your home, maybe you will think twice about how important it is to find the right mold remediation contractor to help with your mold problem.

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Establishing proper containment keeps mold from spreading throughout the home.

But how can you tell if you got a good mold remediation contractor in New Jersey?  Here are some simple tips you can use to choose the right mold remediation contractor for your problem.

  • Ensure that the contractors you contact are accredited. A legitimate contractor won’t hesitate to show you their accreditation when asked for. They already understand that it is part of the job. Hesitating to show proof should be a clear red flag.
  • Get more than one estimate for the job. See where each contractor stands. Don’t immediately go to the lowest estimate. Make sure each contractor can justify their estimates.
  • Ask for references. Most of the time, they will give you partner businesses or even past customers. Don’t hesitate to give them a call, especially their old customers. That way, you can get a feel for how they work and what their good or bad points are.
  • Ask for an inspection report. Any good mold remediation contractor won’t hesitate to give you a comprehensive inspection report.
  • Be wary of contractors who promise too much. If you hear a contractor tell you that he/she can “make your home 100% mold free,” then he is probably lying through his or her teeth.
  • Check for possible complaints or lawsuits filed against the company through the Better Business Bureau, or the local board.

Your house is one of your biggest investments and having your house checked for molds at least once or twice a year is a great way to address molds before they get out of hand. Addressing hidden molds right away is the best way to protect the health of your home and your family.

Still Not Sure Which Mold Remediation Contractor To Call?

Reach out to GreenWorks. They will assist you in making the best choice for your unique mold situation.

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Victor Coppola

Victor Coppola is a Building Biologist with decades of diverse environmental experience spanning natural resource management and contaminated sites to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and building hygiene matters. He focuses on the three most prevalent issues degrading today's built environment: Moisture Odor & Mold (M.O.M.). Mr. Coppola and his Team are sought out by individuals and professionals concerned about IAQ to those actually suffering from Biotoxin Illness. His hybrid blend of environmental interests and services enable him to give a unique perspective into today's changing environment. Think your home is killing you, better call Victor and his Team at GreenWorks.
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Luke Smith
4 years ago

I love your advice about making sure your contractor is legitimate and accredited. I would think that the better business bureau would be a useful tool for this. It would probably help as well to ask friends who have dealt with mold in the past who they used to remove it.

Elsa Anderson
4 years ago

It’s good to know that mold can produce toxins that can harm humans. I’ve never had my home checked for mold, but I wonder if it’s a good idea to get it checked just in case. That’s why I like how you suggest to have your house checked for molds at least once or twice a year to address mold before it gets out of hand.

Braden Bills
Braden Bills
4 years ago

I found a bunch of mold growing around the linoleum in my bathroom. It makes sense that I would want to get a good mold remediation contractor! I don’t want to risk handling it improperly and allowing it to stick around.

Finley Moreira
Finley Moreira
4 years ago

I liked your suggestion to ask for references prior to hiring a mold remediation service. My mother-in-law suspects she has mold spores in her basement that need removing. I’ll let her know that she ought to ask for references of past clients to ensure she hires a contractor that will provides a good job.

Celestia Stratheimer
Celestia Stratheimer
3 years ago

It was really nice how you suggested asking the potential contractor for references because there’s nothing better than asking their previous clients about what they think about the contractor that I am considering. I will be sure to do that because I am in need of mold damage restoration contractor, and my mom was adamant that I choose only the best. Since I don’t know what she meant by the best, I have an idea that I will get the answer from the clients that they have worked with before. Thank you.

Callum Palmer
Callum Palmer
3 years ago

It really can help to ask for references before you hire a mold remediation contractor. After all, you want to make sure your choosing the removal service that has experience with the most kinds of mold. By getting in touch with the company’s references you can see which kinds of mold they’ve taken care of in the past.

Alexandria Martinez
Alexandria Martinez
3 years ago

My fiance and I just moved into a new home that has a few issues that need fixing up. We want to look into a service that will make it safer for us to live in this house. It is nice to know that a mold remediation service can give us an inspection report on this.

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