The average cost per square foot of mold removal and remediation services in the San Francisco Bay Area is between $20 and $30 per
The average cost per square foot of mold removal and remediation services in the San Francisco Bay Area is between $20 and $30 per square foot. Based on those numbers, an average job of about 100 square-feet, brings the total mold remediation cost to about $2,000 to $3,000.
That being said, there are many factors that can effect the mold removal pricing, so we recommend that you give us a call at: (800) 916-4322 for a free custom quote based on your project specifics. We will send out a technician to properly evaluate your property and provide you with an overview of what the project will include, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to complete.
Bay Area Pricing Compared to the National Average
If you live in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, or the surrounding Bay Area, you are probably aware that the cost of living and average wages are amongst the highest in the USA. For this reason, the average cost of mold mitigation is also on the higher end at $10 to $25 per square foot. While the cost of living and average wages are large factors that effect the cost of mold remediation, there are a few other factors that we will cover below.
Other Factors That Effect Mold Remediation Pricing
1. How Easy the Mold Is to Access in Your Property
If the mold is located in a difficult to reach part of your property, it may require us to perform additional services like demolition for example which will cause the cost to go up.
2. How Much of Your Property Is Damaged
If the mold is contaminating a lot of your personal belongings these will need to be removed and cleaned or properly disposed of. Simply putting back contaminated contents into your property could cause the mold to grow back again. After the remediation project is completed we will also need to put back the cleaned personal belongings.
3. The Cause of the Mold Damage
If mold is growing in your property, chances are there is some sort of moisture problem that is causing it. Here at RPI we use moisture meters to check for leaks and are able to recommend companies that can fix them. If there is mild water damage caused by the moisture, all it will require is drying using professional water damage restoration methods, but if there is major water damage we will likely need to demolish the area and reconstruct it.
4. The Travel Time Required
We typically charge between $100 and $200 per hour for our work and travel time, so costs can add up if your property is located somewhat far away from our offices in Santa Clara and Gilroy.
5. The Mold Species
Some types of mold are more difficult to remediate and more dangerous to handle than others. This is generally a small factor that we consider when pricing our mold redemption services, but it is still something that is worth mentioning.
6. How Much Cleaning Is Needed
After we demolish the mold contaminated building materials, we tropically spray the area with an anti-microbial and use wire brushes and disposable wipes to clean any remaining mold remnants.
7. The Credentials of the Contractor
Since mold can be hazardous to your health and eat away at your property, it is important to hire a company that is experienced in this field and knows what they are doing. Having the proper credentials is something you should consider when choosing which mold restoration company to hire. Here at RPI we carry a general contractors license, insurance, and IICRC certifications in mold remediation. For this reason we may charge slightly more than a company with fewer credentials.
8. Reconstruction Services
It goes without saying that you will probably need construction services after we demolish the mold damaged building materials. The great part about working with RPI is that we are licensed as a general contractor in the state of California, so we are able to legally handle this part of the project for you.