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Free Mold Inspections in New Jersey

 

If you call up mold companies looking for an inspection you’ll usually encounter 2 different types of businesses. Businesses that charge for mold inspections and businesses that don’t. Maybe you spoke to a company prior to coming to this page? Maybe they told you some things that aren’t really true? Have you spoken to another mold company yet? If not, we need you warn you that like any industry… the mold industry comes with it’s fair shake of “bad apples”.

 

You may have heard various claims such as:

  • Free inspections are used merely as a technique to get inside a home.
  • Once inside a home the company will try to upsell you services you don’t need.
  • The inspections are usually poor quality.
  • The inspections really aren’t “free” because they add the price to the total cost of the service.

There are certain companies who will espouse these type of statements. And you need to be extremely careful about what you choose to believe. As much as we know about our competitors, we’d hate to place them all in the same boat. That wouldn’t be fair.

But we do know for a fact that there’s 1 company specifically who ranks fairly well on Google. And they will feed you a line of statements exactly like listed above. They will use high pressure sales techniques on you. You also need to keep in mind that there are millions of scammers, liars and unethical businesses who rank well all over Google. But how a website ranks on Google has absolutely nothing to do with their reputation.

That is *unless* you are reading their “Google Local” profile. Which is the place where reviews are left.

 

Before you pick any company to come out to your home, PLEASE check their online reviews.

 

How can you do this? It’s simple. Type the companies name in spaces + the word “reviews”. So if the website is mymoldremovalguys.com, you would search “my mold removal guys reviews” (without the quotes). You can also check “MMRG reviews” and all our reviews will pop up.

Any reputable mold business will have good online reviews. If they lack reviews, or have bad reviews, this generally means they don’t take their reputation seriously.

Now that we’ve sorted this out, we can move on to the next topic.

 

Is there anything wrong with companies that offer free inspections?

 

Generally speaking, no. But it’s still relative to the company.

From what we’ve personally experienced, companies who offer free inspections tend to be the “good guys”. And we’re not just saying this because we offer them. Companies who charge for inspections usually do this to “qualify” a potential customer. They are much more aggressive and much less favorable ways. They’re not looking for homes that have mold as much as they’re looking for people who have money (never forget we told you this).

 

As far as our own business, we will tell you straight out:

 

  • Yes, we use free inspections to get inside peoples homes. That’s our job. To find moldy homes.
  • No, we don’t try to upsell you anything you don’t need. More often than not we have to talk customers out of things they’ve been tricked into believing.
  • The quality of our inspections are impeccable. You can find companies that do more thorough inspections but we’ll talk about this more in a bit.
  • No, we don’t add the cost to our contracts. We consider free inspections a “loss leader” as a way of gaining exposure.

It allows us to inspect more homes in general. Which is more work. But it’s even more work trying to convince people who don’t have a mold problem that they do have a mold problem and should pay for a service they don’t need.

 

What about companies that charge for inspections?

 

We need to make it clear, not all our bad.

But some of these companies have a serious problem with greed. And they tend to be much higher priced. They want a person who has no problem paying $400 or more for a simple 1 hour inspection. They want someone who will waste thousands of dollars on unnecessary mold tests (you should never pay thousands for mold testing). Then they want to misrepresent the results of the tests, confuse you, scare you, and sell you remediation. Not all companies, but chances are you’ve already clicked on a company’s website who does this.

There are good mold companies that conduct paid, large scope mold inspections. More thorough than we do. You will pay thousands, they will carefully comb through and inspect every square inch of your property. Then they will generate you a 140 page report that a NASA engineer couldn’t understand.

The real reason we don’t like these types of inspections is they are simply overkill 95% of the time.

Most of the time all you need is a well trained, well experienced and ethical mold inspector who knows what he’s doing. Because you can have all the tools in the world but if you don’t know what to do with them you’re just wasting peoples time and money.

 

How are mold inspections generally done?

 

The goal is the isolate all “red flags” that are considered favorable for the growth of mold. Our inspectors will use a wide variety of tools, techniques and strategies to do this. The goal is not just to find mold. It’s to find out why mold is growing in your home in the first place. Along with sorting out what can be done to stop it (permanently).

General sources for mold include moisture problems, degraded organic material, damaged infrastructure, leaky pipes or plumbing, basements that flood, cracked roofs, faulty gutters, bad ventilation, bad insulation, bad grading of the land surrounding your home, along with dozens of other potential problems. We could write a book about this, but many already have. And it’s much easier to answer questions over the phone. So please don’t hesitate to give us a ring if you need any guidance.

 

MMRG Mold Remediation & Basement Waterproofing 

For help or to schedule a free inspection, you can call Randy at: 908-601-1307.

If you would like to check out our online reviews, then visitMMRG, Mold Removal, Mold Inspection, Mold Testing in New Jersey.

Warmest regards,

-The MMRG Team

 

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