The mold remediation invoice is a document requesting payment from a home owner detailing the costs of a home remediation due to a flood. An invoice of this type is needed if a home owner needs to show the costs to their flood insurance company.
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Mold remediation is the process of cleaning an area after it has been flooded. Mold remediation is mostly performed on houses that have been struck by floods during a disaster. If a home has been flooded or a considerable amount of moister has contaminated a home, it needs to be cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Unless prepared for an event like a flood, chances are it will be very hard to rescue a home from a flood within 48 hours. Depending on the severity of the damage, costs can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.
- Inspection: Find an inspector for a quote on an inspection – Cost $200-$500
- Basic Mold Removal: When moisture only gains access to surface areas such as carpets paint – Cost $1,000 -$5,000
- Severe Mold Removal: Mold that presents enough hazards that a property is in an inhabitable state. However the property is salvageable to the point where it makes sense to make the fixes. Costs $5,000+
- Emergency Mold Removal: When a disaster such as a hurricane or severe storm causes an extreme flood that results in electrical hazards and emergency attention. Cost $10,000 +
Homes with exposure to mold can cause sickness or even death, especially for older people who may be susceptible to due to a weakened immune system.
Types of Mold Causes
Roof Water Leak – Water damage caused to a house from a leak in the roof, although not considered a flood, is less serious than water from the ground. Rain water is for the most part clean, so the only thing to worry about is drying the leaked water and fixing the roof as soon as possible.
Flood Water – Water at ground level barging into a home is the worst case scenario for a house besides a fire. Flood water can contain all sorts of harmful substances like viruses and sewage waste.
There are many ways to go about finding a certified flood inspector in your area. First, go to Google Maps and type into the search query “Mold Remediation”. This should render listings of National and Local businesses able to help you. Only use a company that provides 24/7 emergency assistance such as SERVPRO.