You should always do your research before hiring someone to perform any service on your home. You wouldn’t trust just any doctor to perform your surgery. When it comes to your home, major repairs, restoration projects, or remediation can be costly. Especially if they aren’t done right the first time. You want to make sure the person working on your home knows what they are doing and that you can trust them to provide the services they’ve promised so you can protect your investment and your family.
The best thing you can do is make sure you’re asking the right questions. Don’t be afraid to ask potential contractors a number of questions to make sure this is the company you want to hire. Here are the top five questions to ask when you need to hire a mold remediation company in Springfield Missouri.
Do You Have References?
Any respectable company should have no problem giving you a list of people you can contact who have used their services before. Getting a reference on the kind of work that a company performs and the kind of service they provide can be the difference in making the correct hire.
Dog Gone Mold can provide hundreds of positive references on the kind of quality mold removal services we perform.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Did you know that you don’t have to be licensed or insured to do mold remediation in the state of Missouri? But, do you really want someone doing mold cleanup in your home who’s not? Most reputable companies are both licensed and insured to protect themselves and their customers.
Dog Gone Mold is licensed through the State of Missouri and we have General Liability, as well as Pollution Liability, and Workman’s Comp Insurance.
What Are Your Certifications?
Unfortunately, you don’t have to be certified to perform mold mitigation on someone’s home. But again, do you want someone who isn’t properly certified or even qualified to be trusted in performing a proper mold mitigation? Are the proper standards and guidelines going to be followed by someone who hasn’t been certified to do this kind of work?
If you aren’t certified, you probably aren’t following the EPA’s guidelines for proper mold remediation. This means the homeowner will probably need to hire someone else to do this whole process over again, very soon. This could potentially cost you thousands of dollars by not selecting the properly qualified contractors the first time.
Dog Gone Mold is certified by MICRO, (Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization), for both Mold Inspections and Mold Remediation Contracting.
Do You Offer a Guarantee or Warranty?
Mold can be tricky when it comes to warranties and they are hard to offer. What you want to know is that if something hasn’t been completed properly, will you be able to get back in touch with the company and discuss these issues? So many fly by night contractors will take your money, perform a sub-par service, and then be gone, never to be heard from again. You want someone who you will never have a problem getting in touch with and someone who will give you some kind of guarantee or warranty if everything isn’t satisfactory once the job is completed.
Dog Gone Mold offers a one year warranty on all of our mold mitigations and is always just a phone call away.
Will I Get A Signed Contract?
One of the most important items is a contract. Not just to lock in the homeowner, but more importantly, you want the mold remediation company that you hire to specifically document what services will be performed, how long the remediation will take, the price of their work, and any guarantees or warranties in writing.
Having a contract written by the company performing the mold mitigation and signed by the homeowner paying for the mitigation, is very important for both sides. For the homeowner, you know the company providing the contract is obligated to perform the work as promised. Any time you are paying for something as important as a mold mitigation in your home, you will want the steps and guidelines that will be followed during the remediation in writing.
Dog Gone Mold always provides a written contract before every mold mitigation job to protect both parties involved. Our contract shows the dates and times of the scheduled work, step by step details of the work to be performed, what materials and products will be used during your mold mitigation, the EPA guidelines that are followed, and our licenses, certifications, and warranties are also provided.
Asking a few simple questions up front could be the difference in hiring the wrong people, or the right people for the job. With mold remediation, there is too much at stake to potentially hire the wrong people. Don’t let your health or your finances be at risk. Call Dog Gone Mold today and let us show you why we are the right team for your job.