Having mold in your house or commercial building is a nuisance, to say the least. Not only is mold in a building not appealing to look at, but it can also be easily spread. Additionally, it’s also quite dangerous to your health.
To save money, many people may try to remove mold from their homes or commercial buildings on their own. With the countless DIY mold removal methods floating around, this may seem like a good idea. But the fact of the matter is that more likely than not, DIY mold removal is a horrible idea.
Due to the complexity of mold and the health hazards that it can cause, it’s best to hire professional mold remediation services from a restoration service company to get rid of it. There are many reasons why it’s a better idea to hire professional mold remediation services to remove the mold in your building instead of removing the mold on your own. Here are just a few!
1. DIY Mold Removal Methods Won’t Get to the Root of the Problem
When you see mold, more often than not, there is more mold there than what is visible to the eye. In fact, the root of the mold and the mold spores are usually underneath the surface of your floors, walls, and ceilings.
Without killing the root of the mold and all the spores that started producing the mold in the first place, the mold will only grow back. Therefore a simple DIY mold removal is not going to remove the mold permanently.
Some DIY mold removal methods don’t work for this very reason. For example, one common DIY mold removal method that will not kill the root of your mold and all its spores is the use of bleach. Instead, bleach will only help clean the mold that’s on the surface of your walls, ceilings, or floors. This is because bleach is not designed to sink into home structure materials.
Another DIY mold removal method that won’t work when removing mold is the use of vinegar. Similar to bleach, vinegar will not penetrate deep enough under the surface of home structure materials.
2. DIY Mold Removal Methods Can Actually Worsen Your Mold Problem
Many DIY mold removal methods, such as the use of bleach or vinegar to remove mold, will actually irritate it. By irritating the mold, these DIY mold removal methods can cause the mold to sink even deeper. This can make the mold even more difficult to get rid of.
Other DIY mold removal methods include the use of a shop vac, vacuum, or just scrubbing the mold. Unfortunately, all of these DIY mold removal methods only cause mold spores to filtrate into your air. This, in turn, will just make your mold problem worse by spreading it around. Having mold spores travel around in your air can also be hazardous to your health.
3. It Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
The fact that DIY mold removal can cause a hazard to your health is a definite problem. For example, when mold spores filtrate the air or linger for too long it can cause your allergies to flare up.
Some people are so allergic to mold that it can even cause their bodies to inflame or develop a skin condition. Other molds are so hazardous to human health that they can even cause a person without allergies to become sick. Therefore, it’s vital to remove mold from the root. The possible hazards that mold can cause to your health also make it important to remove mold in a proper manner.
4. Getting All the Necessary Equipment to Remove Mold Can Be Difficult
It’s important to have all the necessary equipment when removing mold. In fact, removing certain kinds of mold or removing mold in certain areas of the home requires special equipment. For example, you may need a fumigation system to remove the mold in your home or commercial building.
It’s also important to use proper equipment that can protect your nose, mouth, eyes, and skin while removing mold. Some of this equipment is easy to purchase. Most of the equipment, on the other hand, might be difficult to find if you aren’t a professional mold remover.
If you aren’t a mold specialist, you also will not have access to negative air machines and other professional equipment that can protect your health during mold removal.
Only professionals have the equipment that can test for mold before and after mold removal. This equipment is important because it allows you to see if all the spores are gone. The only way to get some of this professional equipment is to rent it, which can prove to be expensive.
5. DIY Mold Removal Won’t Fix the Source of the Moisture
Mold doesn’t just pop up into your home or commercial building out of nowhere. There is likely a source of moisture within your home or building that caused the mold to develop.
When conducting a DIY mold removal, you aren’t fixing the root of your mold problem, which is the source of moisture. Even if you do know the source of the moisture that caused the mold to develop, who knows how long that moisture has been exposed or the depth that the moisture has traveled.
You need answers to all of these questions to remediate the mold and the source of the moisture. The best way to get all of these answers and to remediate both issues is to hire a professional to remove the mold.
Restore Remodel Renew Provides the Mold Remediation Services That You Need
When everything is said and done, the only way that you can be 100% certain that all the mold in your home or commercial building is gone and every aspect of the mold removal process was safely done is to hire a professional. At Restore Remodel Renew, we specialize in a number of restoration services, one of them being mold damage repair. If you need professional remediation servicemen to safely remove mold from your home or building from its source, we’ve got you covered.
Founded in 2002, our company has almost two decades worth of restoration experience. Therefore, we know what we’re doing. We can even remediate your source of moisture and help you figure out how long mold has been in your home or building.
To learn more about Restore Remodel Renew and our restoration services, contact us today. Our staff members are available to help you restore your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to assisting you with your restoration and mold remediation needs. Just reach out to us today!