Hiring a Mold Removal Company

mold damage removalJust like any industry today, there are a lot of companies in Minneapolis, and elsewhere, that claim to be able to get rid of mold in your home. Of course, we hope you choose 24Restore for issues like this, but don’t want you to choose us just because we say so. Anytime you have someone doing work in your home, you should feel 110 percent comfortable with your choice!

So here are some things to look for when choosing a mold removal company.

Customer Testimonials

Word of mouth is often the best marketing technique for good companies! At 24Restore, we aim to go above and beyond the expectations of our customers, so they will tell others about us. So ask around to your family and friends for possible recommendations. Also, take a look on a company’s website for testimonials. Companies with great testimonials will definitely share them on their website and social media pages.

Industry Certifications & Memberships

Usually, on the “About Us” page, companies will share about their industry certifications and organizations to which they belong. In the restoration industry, there are several big players:

  • IICRC (Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration)
  • RIA (Restoration Industry Assoc.)
  • ICRA (International Cleaning and Restoration Assoc.)

Most commonly, you will see companies (like 24Restore) talk especially about IICRC-certified technicians. This is a key item to watch! IICRC-certified individuals have a wealth of knowledge on various cleaning and restoration techniques, surfaces, cleaners and chemicals, and so on.

It is so easy to get customer testimonials thanks to today’s technology, and really no reason to not have them! Ask for a handful of customer testimonials and even references to see what other people have to say about the carpet cleaning company. You can also hop online and check out reviews on sites like Google and Facebook, but we suggest taking those more lightly than you would a true testimonial as people are quick to take to the internet to gripe about any grievance, legitimate or not.

Insurance

This is almost a no-brainer with just about any service provider coming to your home. Technicians should be insured not only for safety reasons but also for liability in case an accident happens in your home!

Thorough Paperwork

Obviously estimates are just that – estimates – and can change as the job changes, but unfortunately gone are the days of agreeing to thinks verbally. Having at least a broad outline on paper of the work being done in your home will save you a headache later, and help you call out a company that might cut corners.

Consider the Price

Before signing on the dotted line, also be sure to consider the price. While you may be tempted to accept the lowest bid, that may not be the best option. After all, you get what you pay for, right? Also, be wary of companies that low-ball you at the door, and then try to upsell you on services later. You want a clear quote and numbers right off the bat. No guesswork.

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