We wanted to answer the most popular questions about mold in Utah that twin home experts often answers.
Is Mold A Problem In Utah? – Peter Buying A House In Provo, Utah
Twin Home Experts believes mold in Utah is not as bad as most states, providing that the construction of your home is waterproofed well. If not you can have severe mold issues. The top species of mold is stachy botryr chartam a mold directly caused by leaks and water seepage.
The second most prevalent mold species we find in Utah is aspergillosis penicillin.
These two toxic molds are the most dangerous to your health.
Let’s go over Utah’s most common causes of mold in your home and what they cost.
What Are Utah Most Common Causes Of Mold? – Janet, Park City, Utah
Here in Utah, the most common causes of mold growth in your home are pipe and storm leaks.
#1 – Pipe leaks inside a wall
Twin Home Experts removes more mold from pipe leaks inside a wall. The leaks that cause the most damage are the small dripping leaks that we don’t see. They not only cause toxic mold but cause major water damage.
Always Perform periodic inspections to make sure you don’t have leaks under the kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, and toilets.
Check the ice maker line behind your refrigerator, sometimes they fail and can cause major unforeseen damages.
# 2 – Storm Leaks
We just completed a rain leak detection in Salt Lake City due to consistent mold growth around windows and drywall.
Rain is a big issue if you have leaking Windows, stucco or any structure that is not waterproofed properly. The most damaging is the slow migrating leaks during a storm.
A sign that you have a storm leak, will be a musty odor after a big rain. If you have this odor, then more than likely you have mold.
Buy a moisture meter and use this periodically after a big rain. You can check carpet, flooring walls and around windows.
This will help you catch a bigger mold problem and can save you thousands.
What Does Mold Removal Cost In Utah? – Mr. Lewis From Salt Lake City, Utah
There are so many factors in mold removal costs in Utah.
Let’s break down the most common black mold removal projects in Utah to provide a more detailed break down for you.
Kitchen Sink Mold Removal Cost?
We just completed a kitchen mold removal project in Heber (shown below).
Text a Twin at 818-402-8682 and say “mold help”.
Kitchen mold removal cost can range from $650 to $2,500.
Twin Kitchen Mold Removal Tips:
- Make sure moisture source is found and fixed
- Make sure a dehumidifier is used to dry out excessive moisture
- Build a sealed containment around the kitchen sink area if mold is visible and thick.
Water Heater Leak Causing Mold, Cost?
Water heater leaks causing mold is a big issue, especially if your water heater is located inside the home.
Mold grows much faster because hot water set the perfect temperature to grow mold, especially if it’s a slow migrating leak seeping into the substructure.
These leaking water heater mold removal jobs can range from $700 to $4,500.
- Make sure you triple check that there are no other leaks on the water heater
- Make sure that all drywall, baseboards are completely dry
- You may have to check under the water heater platform if it’s made of wood.
- Always do air mold air test after you treated the mold to confirm you don’t have Higher mold elevations than the outside air.
Shower Mold Removal Cost? – Janice In Cottonwood, Utah
Shower mold really depends on multiple factors.
Do you have surface mold because of a lack of ventilation?
If yes, then this is a pretty easy mold removal project, especially if you’re a DIY homeowner you can go to amazon and buy yourself some Concrobium Mold Control Household Cleaners, 1 Gallon.
Do an aggressive wipe down with this and should be gone.
Twin tip: If you want to stop that mold from coming back, Upgrade your ventilation to get that steam out of the bathroom or open a window.
Do you have a leaky shower?
If you have a leaky shower most often you will start to get a funky odor. This can cause major mold issues.
It’s important to stop using the shower, find the leak, fix the leak, then install a dehumidifier for 3 to 5 days to extract the excess moisture out of the shower. Then treat the mold.
Most shower mold removal projects can cost from $700 to $3,500.
Toxic Mold From Water Proofing Issues From Utah Storms
We just finished a job in cottonwood heights with window leaking from a heavy rain causing mold issues.
It’s first super important to dry out the areas by injecting heat into the window drywall area.
Here is a quick video of twin home experts in action in Cottonwood heights pinpointing the leak before completion of the mold removal process. We feel leak detection is just as important as just going in and treating the mold. We don’t want that mold to come back!
How Much Is Mold Testing? – Duff In Layton, Utah
Mold testing in Utah comes in many different options let go over your options.
Diy Mold Kits: Costs: $15 To $150
If you’re wanting to get just a quick idea if your suspecting mold and want to have a project to do them head over to a big box store and buy a mold kit.
The most popular is made by Pro Lab.
The Pro-Lab Mold Test Kit is one of the most affordable kits and gives you three different testing methods. The first and easiest is the settling plate method, which has you leave a prepared petri dish on a flat surface for an hour before sealing it up and letting the sample incubate for a minimum of two days.
Then you can pay an additional $40-$50 to get your results analyzed.
Mold Air Testing In Utah
If you want really accurate testing from a mold professional then this would be your best option.
Depending on your health and mold issue in your home in Utah, will determine the number of air testing or swab testing.
The costs of air testing by a professional mold environmentalist can range from $250 to $1200.
This would include all the lab fees and a detailed report of the type of mold, raw count compared to the outside air your breathing.
Here is a video showing the process of mold air testing.
Who Are The Best Mold Testing Companies In Utah?
#1 TWIN HOME EXPERTS
if you need leak detection, mold inspection, and mold testing then it doesn’t get any better than using Twin Home Experts. No one in Utah can perform all these services under one visit.
#2 AERO LITE CONSULTING
They offer full comprehensive mold inspection and testing.
This is a great choice if your buying a home and want a great report on what’s going on inside the home before you purchase.
#3 BEHIND THE SCENES INFRARED HOME INSPECTION
This is a great choice for your home inspection and mold testing. These reports are very detailed and professional.
Well, folks, Twin Home Experts hopes this post was helpful and if you need further questions answered email the twins at [email protected]
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