The Cost of Mold Removal

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The Cost of Mold Removal

Concerns about the cost of mold removal are one of the most common reasons customers avoid mold cleanup. The average cost of mold removal is $16.29 per square foot, with most mold removal jobs ranging from $1,241 to $3,233.

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How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

Although price does vary, $1,871.50 is the average cost of mold removal across the country. Most mold removal companies charge between $10 and $25 per square foot to remove mold. Testing, repair, and reconstruction services are additional.

Depending on the size of the area, the cause of the mold, and the materials involved, mold cleanup costs typically range between $1,241 and $3,233. Especially large or complex jobs may cost as much as $6,000 or more.

While you can do your own mold cleanup with a gallon of bleach, remember that you’re only killing the surface mold. Unless you repair the source of water first, mold will always return.

Average Mold Removal Costs

Average Mold Removal Cost Per Square Foot$16.29
Mold Removal Cost Per Square Foot$10 – $25
Typical Mold Removal Cost Range$1,241 – $3,233
Low-to-High Range for Mold Removal Costs$464 – $5333

Average Mold Removal Cost by Square Foot

Across the country, you should expect to pay an average of $16.29 per square foot to clean and remove mold. Other factors that will increase the cost of mold removal include testing and inspection fees, the materials being replaced, and the cost of repairs to stop the water.

Mold Removal Cost Per Square Foot in Our Top Cities

Anaheim, CA$16.57 Columbus, OH$14.26 Philadelphia, PA$18.96
Atlanta, GA$16.23 Detroit, MI$15.41 Phoenix, AZ$12.98
Baltimore, MD$15.22 Houston, TX$20.09 Pittsburgh, PA$14.48
Boston, MA$18.87 Kansas City, MO$13.75 San Diego, CA$16.06
Buffalo, NY$15.15 Las Vegas, NV$14.93 San Jose, CA$19.12
Charlotte, NC$16.24 Los Angeles, CA$17.23 Seattle, WA$13.27
Chicago, IL$19.76 Louisville, KY$13.42 Washington D.C.$16.88
Cincinnati, OH$14.08 Memphis, TN$15.68   
Cleveland, OH$14.22 Minneapolis, MN$16.76   

What Determines the Cost of Mold Cleanup?

Cause of the Mold

Mold is always a symptom of a water source. The cost of repairing the cause of the mold will impact the overall price of mold removal. A small leak is less expensive to repair than replacing a water heater.

Size of the Area Affected

The larger the area, the more mold removal will cost. Crawl spaces and unfinished basements are usually less expensive to clean up than full bathrooms and kitchens.

Type of Materials Involved

In most cases, materials contaminated with mold are removed and replaced, although some items can be cleaned. It’s less expensive to replace a section of drywall than wall to wall carpeting or kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Amount of Reconstruction

In addition to removing contaminated materials and disinfecting the surrounding area, it’s likely that some amount of reconstruction will be necessary.

Mold Removal Costs by Room

While an on-site estimate is the best way to know how much mold removal costs, here are some average prices to consider depending on the room or material involved. While these numbers are accurate, your actual costs might be lower depending on the damage.

Average Cost for Mold Removal By Room

Air Ducts$550 – $2,250
Attic$1,250 – $3,750
Basement$500 – $2,750
Bathroom$450 – $1,250
Crawl Space$450 – $1,750
HVAC/Heating and Air Conditioning$2,500 – $9,000
Kitchen$400 – $5000

How Much Does Black Mold Removal Cost?

Although you may expect a significant increase, black mold removal costs the same as any other mold removal. The same goes for any of the other 100,000 species of mold. However, if you need to know the mold is a member of the Stachybotrys or black mold family for a specific reason, expect additional inspection and testing fees.

Do I Need a Mold Inspection or Mold Testing First?

If you can see mold, then an inspection or mold test is not necessary unless there is a legal reason to determine the specific species. The cost of a mold test will vary between $25 and $150 depending on the laboratory and the number of samples taken.

Additionally, the mold inspector will usually charge between $200 and $600 for the visit. However, some states do require an independent mold inspection prior to hiring a mold removal company.

Can I Get an Estimate on Mold Cleanup Costs Over the Phone

As with any restoration service, it’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate for mold cleanup costs over the phone. While you may only see a small amount of mold, it might be growing under your carpeting or inside walls. A thorough on-site estimate ensures all of the mold damage is identified and included in the cost of mold cleanup.

Does Insurance Cover Mold Removal Costs?

Your insurance policy will usually cover the cost of mold removal as long as it is the result of a sudden and accidental incident. In most cases, your insurance will cover mold removal costs associated with a burst water pipe, water heater flood, or another sudden water source. Unfortunately, mold removal is usually not covered if it’s the result of improper or negligent maintenance, gradual seepage, or groundwater flooding.

Your Location Doesn’t Impact the Cost of Mold Cleanup

Customers often incorrectly assume that their location determines the cost of mold cleanup. The truth is, most mold removal contractors use the same estimating software. Whether the mold remediation company is located around the block or in the next city over, their estimates will usually be very close.

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