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Mold Removal: DIY vs Professional

House Mold Summer is our busy time of year at Mold Solutions. With summer storms and humidity on the rise, it’s not a shock that mold growth is on the rise, as well.

It’s certainly not the most glamorous topic, but mold growth is something to keep in the corner of your mind so, if it does show up, you can be prepared to deal with it.

Many questions come along with the topic of mold growth and removal, but you’ve found our little corner of the internet, and we can help walk you through any uncertainties you may have.

DIY Mold Removal

DIY mold removal is a fascinating process. I know what you’re thinking. “But Whitney, I could save money and do it on my schedule if I just take care of the problem on my own.”

I hate to break it to you, but unless you’re in the business of mold removal, it can be a lot tricker than one might expect.

If you’ve been researching the topic, there’s no doubt you’ve come across some of the over-the-counter mold inspection kits. Unfortunately, you can’t depend on the results of these kits.

In fact, they produce a lot of false positives, which can lead to your wallet taking a hit. This is why we only recommend DIY mold removal if you’re dealing with a small patch of mold, less than 10 square feet in size.

If that’s the case, a simple solution of white vinegar, warm water, and baking soda is all you need. Spray the mixture on to the patch of mold and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, wipe it away with a damp washcloth.

Why Professional Mold Removal is Your Best Course of Action

Just like in any line of work, professionals in the industry have knowledge and equipment that help make them the best at their job. This is no different in mold removal.

We have access to personal protection equipment and testing technology that the average homeowner doesn’t.

This allows us to do two things.

One, it’s safer for us to deal with large colonies of mold. When mold is disturbed, it releases spores into the air, and those spores can then make their way into your respiratory system. Our personal protection equipment helps prevent this from happening. We have respirators, suits, and masks that help keep us protected from the mold.

Secondly, our testing equipment is more accurate. We use special cameras that allow us to see mold where it isn’t visible to the naked eye. They also let us look inside areas of the house where the moisture content is higher, and mold is more likely to grow. Plus, we have specific testing methods that give us detailed and accurate results.

All of these things together allow us to handle the situation with the most accurate results and least amount of danger.

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If you suspect you have mold or have questions you’d like answered, contact us. Our team of certified professionals will help come up with a plan that works for your specific needs.

 

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