When Does Mold Removal Go From DIY to Professional Assistance?

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To DIY or not to DIY? Every homeowner is faced with this question, especially when it comes to something as common as mold.

If mold growth covers 10 square feet or more, it’s difficult to remove that much affected material and not have it negatively impact your air quality.

The biggest piece of advice we can give when discovering mold, is try to avoid cross-contamination. If remediated quickly and efficiently, you could save big.

Ultimately, if we want to get rid of the mold, we need to understand the mold. For that, we need to consider a few things:

  • Square feet of affected material
  • Why type of mold we’re dealing with
  • Cross-contamination

Types of Mold

Overall, two main types of mold can appear in our homes:

  1. Everyday mold we can deal with
  2. Problematic mold that requires the help of a professional
Everyday Mold

When it comes to any type of mold, moisture is its best friend. That’s why we often find it in poorly ventilated bathrooms, around our sinks, in our basements, and near water heaters.

Basically, if we locate the source on time, we can most likely get rid of it with some soap and water. Albeit, in some cases, it may take a bit of bleach as well.

Once we’ve gotten rid of the culprit, the next step is preventing it from reappearing. The best thing we can do is make sure to leave as little moisture in the previously mold-infested area. We can do so by:

  • opening the bathroom window after each shower
  • installing a ceiling fan in our basement
  • making sure to wipe down the sink and surrounding areas after using them
  • preventing moisture with proper ventilation

Unfortunately, during the rainy season, mold can grow at a rapid rate, and before we know it, our entire home is filled with it. If that’s the case, then we’ve got some problematic mold on our hands!

Problematic Mold

The biggest issue with mold is that it can go from “easy-to-manage everyday mold” to “impossible-to-manage problematic mold” within days. Ultimately, that means that even a simple case of shower mold can turn into a huge problem if it’s not dealt with on time and in the right way.

For example, if mold spores start expanding to our drywall and sub-flooring, no amount of DIY can help us.

Luckily, there is a solution.

Hiring a Professional Mold Removal Service

Ultimately, when mold runs rampant in our home, water, soap, and even bleach aren’t going to help us. Finding the cause of growth is the best way to resolve the problem and prevent it from reappearing in the future.

Mold Solutions is a professional mold removal service that’s ready to tackle any and every mold-related problem. When you hire us, the first thing we will do is thoroughly examine your home and contain the infested area.

After we’ve contained the mold, the next step is getting rid of any damaged items in your home before sanitizing the area and performing the final inspection.

But it doesn’t end there. We’re also here to provide expert advice mold-testing to make sure your mold problem is gone for good!


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