If you think you have mold, don't call mold remediation companies first. Call a mold remediation assessor. Mold removal companies will tell you you have mold whether you do or not. Find out if you have it first.
The assessor will perform air quality tests. The company will send off to an independent lab all the tests they ran.
When the report comes back, the home or business owner will then contact a mold remediation professional for mold removal.
The report will tell the home or business owner what type and species of mold is present, how much is present, and the exact method of removing it. You'll be told what materials need to be removed or replaced and if you'll need dehumidifiers and air scrubbers.
If you see an area of up to ten square feet of water damage, then get onto the mold remediation assessor. You need his information to know what you're facing. Then the remediation company can't charge you for more than the report estimates.
Mold is a serious health hazard and must be removed by reputable mold remediation companies. Doing it the right way step by step prevents more than just health problems..