Mold Remediation... My Quandry
I moved into this house 2.5 years ago. It had a lot of hidden problems, one of which was mold in the basement. The basement has suffered from a humidity problem I would guess since the house was constructed (1949). One problem is groundwater seeping through the floor and the other is the lack of insulation of the foundation walls. A lab test showed that there are mold spores of the pen-asp group in the air. Anyways, I am about to have an interior French Drain installed, but the floors and internal walls need to be stripped. I am quite sure there is mold behind the walls, and/or below the floors. My quandary is that I can have my renovator guy come in strip the walls and floor and cart the debris to a bin outside; or I can have a professional remediation company come in and do the same but much more carefully sealing the space and scrubbing, hepa vacuuming and disinfecting the concrete walls and floor and whatever is left of internal walls. Normally this decision would be a no-brainier, but I am going to be paying $1,000 for the first option and $5,500 for the second. Since the bill for my French Drain and subsequent reconstruction and air dehumidifier-purifier will be hefty I am hesitating to pay the larger amount. Please let me know your thoughts!