With mold being such a hot topic over the last couple of years, more and more companies are popping up every week. Each of them boasting more experience and more years in the field than the next. But how do you know which company to chose? Here’s some tips when choosing the right mold remediation contractor:
- Ask for Mold Certifications. This can allow you to see if they are certified, when their certification was obtained and which organization they’re affiliated with. Checking the date can also let you see if their claims of when they got in the business, or how many years experience are valid.
- Ask for Insurance. Mold Remediation contractors who also do testing need 3 types of policies. They need Pollution Insurance for remediation, Consultation Insurance for Testing and General Liability for working in your home. If they have employees, Workman’s Compensation Insurance would be helpful as well.
- Look for multiple reviews. Don’t just look on sites like Angie’s List for reviews, but rather search Google, Yelp and the Yellow Pages to form a unilateral idea of what the company’s work is like. Some people don’t have memberships to paid sites, so free ones where reviews can be obtained is just as good.
- Check their standing with your local municipalities. Looking into a company to see if their licensed and potentially have any liens can save you time and headaches later.
- Awards. Nothing says the contractor is good like winning awards. If you have a company in mind and all you can see is that they have many awards won over some time, then you know they must be doing something right.
- Check the contract. Many mold contractors promise the world with blank guarantees, but look through the contract and the guarantee and sometimes the loopholes alone can let you into what type of business they actually do.
- Find out who’s preforming the work. Does the company do the work themselves or do they subcontract it out? Do they have legal citizens completing your job or are they using illegal aliens which can void your insurance or a claim if it’s needed to be filed.
- Get Referrals. Nothing is better than knowing the contractor you hired has done work for people you know and completed the job he was hired to do.
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