Envirotex Warns Consumers to Hire Professionals for Mold Removal in Fairfax, VA

After bad summer storms, like our recent Derecho, you may suspect that you have mold in your Fairfax Va home. Flooding, power outages, heat and humidity can help dangerous mold grow quickly, even before you realize it has happened. You know that you need to take mold seriously, but you're not sure what to do.

Some contractors are going door-to-door or calling your home, offering to check for mold. The media is reporting that unlicensed, uninsured, and inexperienced contractors are taking advantage of homeowners desperate to clean and repair their homes.

Here are a few tips you can use to ensure that you get proper mold removal for your Fairfax, VA home.

  • Try to work with local or known contractors (verify with the Yellow Pages, Angie's List, Merchant Circle, or other online vetting organization). The very best is to get referrals from friends and family.
  • Ask to see the contractor's licenses or certificates; Envirotex is fully licensed, and will be happy to show you proof.
  • Pay with a check or a credit card. Beware of a mold removal contractor who tries to pressure you into paying by cash. If they say an offer is only good "now or never", find someone else.
  • Don't pay for all the work until it is finished and you are satisfied! In emergency situations, it is normal and customary to make a reasonable down payment or pay an insurance deductible. Stay far away from a contractor that asks for the total amount up front.

If you suspect you have mold in your Fairfax, VA home, please call Envirotex, the licensed mold removal contractor in Fairfax, VA. Serving Fairfax, and all of the Washington, DC metro area, Envirotex is the area's premier mold removal contractor.

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