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Question DetailsAsked on 12/12/2013

how much does it cost to have ac, bathroom fan vents tested for mold.

We have had a leaking a/c unit, a rheem central ac which is located in the space above a bedroom. we have had the pipe blown several times, now the ac people are saying we need to have the coils cleaned, and quoted us 800.00 to do so. The leaking has come through the door jam, ceiling in the next room, and a light fixture located in the next room on the ceiling.
In addition, we have a severe black mold condition in a nearby bathroom fan vent. We have had numerous health issues which I believe are connected to the mold. We live in a 2 story townhome 980 SQ Ft. built 2002. The entire living space is located on the upstairs, the only thing below us is our garage and front door which leads to 15 stairs to enter our living space.The bathroom s both have the black mold in the fan vent, the only thing above us is the roof. we run the ac 24/7. We live in Honolulu. HI We contacted our homeowners ins. are trying to locate contractor to test the mold, recommend plan of action. Help! sandy

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Commonly, if they are going to cover it, the insurance company will recommend a remediation firm.

If not, then to dry out the wet areas you need a disaster remediation firm - who may handle the mold themselves or subcontract it out to a mold removal form.

Search the List (in green banner bar) for those categories if your insurance company does not handle it for you.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Oh - forgot part of my answer - you already know you have mold, and except in very dry climates I have never heard of an air conditione coil NOT testing postivie for mold - in fact, you can do a swipe test on most bathroom and kitchen and outdoor surfaces and have a test kit come up positive, so why waste the money (about $25 for a do it yourself test kit, typically $100 range from a mold remediation company.

You know you have wet subflooring and such, and mold in fans and such, so just get it cleaned up and don't bother testing for it.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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