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Mike came out and inspected my place before I purchased it. He did a great job in explaining to me what he found. He also did a great job of getting the results back in time for me to close on my house.

Eric

So why should you choose Moldman? What separates us from our competition? It’s our simple, no-nonsense approach to fixing mold problems that we like to call “The Moldman Difference.”

The Moldman Difference:

  • No Overstating Mold Problems
  • No Scare Tactics
  • No Pressure
  • No Hassles
  • 100% Focus on Mold and Water Damage
  • Free Estimates
  • On Time, On Budget
  • Licensed, Insured, Certified and Member of the BBB
  • Thousands of Jobs Worth of Experience
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Do I Need a Mold Remediation Professional?

The word “mold” has taken on a scary meaning in recent years, mostly because of negative press and media reports on the adverse effects of mold on one’s health. The truth is that the mold industry is a relatively new one and many of the claims hyped in the media about mold are yet to be scientifically proven. (Check out our MOLD FAQs to learn more about the basics of mold, including health related effects caused by mold exposure.) However, I feel that no matter what the science proves, mold is gross (yes, I said it) and doesn’t belong in a healthy home. But you don’t always need a mold professional to get rid of mold in your home.

real estate mold remediationMold problems go hand in hand with water problems, so when you’ve got a water leak or some flooding that isn’t dried up quickly, mold is usually soon to follow. But it doesn’t just take a catastrophic water event to bring on mold – almost every home I have been to has mold growing in the bathroom.

Now, I’m no doctor, but I’d stake my reputation on stating that common bathroom mold isn’t going to kill you. But let’s face it – it’s gross, it’s unattractive, and it doesn’t give you a feeling of cleanliness. The reason it’s so prominent in homes is because the bathroom is a high humidity environment, and most people don’t take the time to properly ventilate it.

But do you need to spend a lot of money on a mold professional to get rid of bathroom mold? No! It is completely unnecessary. Any moderately handy person can buy some over the counter mold cleaner and clean their tile and grout, and replace their caulking – all for the grand total price of under $10! Just make sure to ventilate your bathroom going forward, so all your hard work won’t be wasted.

What about mold on drywall, you ask? Well, if it’s a small portion of drywall, like maybe 6-10 square feet, most moderately handy people can replace it themselves, or hire a handyman to do it. Just be cautious on how the moldy drywall is handled. The room should be closed off and ventilated to the outside (i.e. close the door and open up some windows). The affected area should be wiped down with some mold-killing solution (dampness decreases the amount of spores that will be kicked up into the air). The drywall should be carefully removed, bagged, sealed and disposed of. The underlying 2×4 framework should then be scrubbed with some mold killer. And finally, the drywall should be replaced and the area thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed (HEPA filters are best). We also recommend wearing mask/respirator, gloves, and goggles as well for most mold jobs, including those that require drywall replacement.

So you see? Most mold outbreaks in homes are relatively small and can be handled without the expense of mold professional. And in today’s budget conscious climate, saving a little money can go a long way.

Are you in STL, CHI, or KC? Got a mold problem?

For a free in-home estimate, call us at:

(888) 725-3134

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Kind Words From Our Customers

  • Moldman was the best mold company I talked to. They explained everything, and were very honest and informative. I would use them again if I ever had another mold issue. I have also already recommended this company to friends. Everyone I spoke to was very nice.

    Kristin

  • Mike was really responsive. He came out right away, gave me an estimate soon after, then came out and did the job the next day once I gave him approval. He did a great job too. I’ve already recommended him to other real estate agents that I work with and passed out his business cards to many people.

    Shannon

  • My wife and I are extremely pleased with services provided by Moldman. We had a few small spots of mold growing in our baby’s room ... We contacted Moldman for an inspection … And they were able to recommend us a remedy that we could do by ourselves … without charging a dime! Other companies we contacted wanted to charge hundreds of dollars just to come out and check if it was indeed mold: of course it is mold! It’s nice to see there are still honest people out there and Moldman is one of them.

    Gabriel

  • Moldman was prompt, thorough, and worked with us with our Insurance Agency. I would use them again, but hopefully a water loss won't happen again!

    Lori

  • Mike came out and inspected my place before I purchased it. He did a great job in explaining to me what he found. He also did a great job of getting the results back in time for me to close on my house.

    Eric

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