It’s very common for us to get calls from panicked homeowners because they’ve discovered mold in their homes. With an overload of questions about mold removal and mold remediation, they typically fear the worst. They also believe we’re going to confirm their fears and tell them it’s time to demolish their home and start from scratch.
We don’t do that.
Mold removal and mold remediation are processes that don’t need to be overly complicated. We can tell you where to start and the basics involved.
Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
More than once we’ve heard stories of other companies insisting on testing or inspecting the property before the mold removal process begins. This is great if mold growth is merely a suspicion, but the bottom line is, if you’ve found mold growing in your home, it needs to be removed.
It doesn’t matter what kind you’ve found, mold removal is necessary. Whether or not it’s possible for you to complete the removal on your own or if you need a professional team to do the job depends on the size of the mold growth.
Mold growth on less than 10 square feet in size can be handled on your own. The even better news is that the cleaning solutions you need are found at your local grocery store.
Tips on DIY Mold Removal
Many people are under the impression that DIY mold removal requires some specialty cleaner to remove mold. However, a simple solution of warm water, white vinegar, and baking soda will do the trick.
If you’re handling the mold removal yourself, it’s essential to keep your safety at the forefront of your mind at all times. The danger from mold comes from the spores it releases into the air. If you’re allergic to mold, this can cause a variety of health issues. The key is not inhaling the mold spores into your respiratory system, which can be avoided by wetting the mold colonies before you begin to scrub.
Soak the mold patches solidly before you begin to work on removal to help you avoid the spores.
Professional Mold Remediation
When you have large patches of mold growing in your home, it’s best to contact professionals (like us at Mold Solutions!).
Because of our profession, we have access to personal protection equipment and removal tools that keep both your safety and the safety of our employees a top priority.
Another fear with mold removal is contaminating other areas of the home. I previously mentioned mold spores being released when colonies are disturbed. This can lead to mold finding other areas in your house to grow, thus starting the problem all over again.
Professional mold remediation services take all necessary precautions to keep the mold from contaminating other areas of your home.
However, it’s important to note that fining the mold colonies isn’t the root of your problem; rather, it comes from the water source feeding the mold. If you have experienced leaks, excessive condensation, or higher moisture in your home, these will need to be addressed.
A professional mold remediation service will be able to help you find the source of the moisture and help you find a way to resolve the issue.
If you’ve discovered mold in your home, and don’t feel equipped to handle the situation yourself, contact us. We’ll help you assess the situation and develop an individualized plan that works with your timeline.