If you have discovered mold in your home and wondering if you need a mold specialist or remediation company, the odds are you probably do. A mold remediation company specializes in removing building materials affected by mold safely from your home without spreading hazardous mold spores throughout your home. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’ve discovered mold in your home:
Mold can cause health issues – The most common health issues related to mold are associated with your respiratory system. Exposure to mold spores can cause difficulty breathing, sneezing and coughing, and irritation to the nose and throat. You may also experience headaches and fatigue if exposed to mold spores.
Mold grows for a reason – Mold needs moisture in order to grow, so if you discover mold there is likely a water source that is feeding it. This could be a leaky pipe, repeated spills or overflows, or rain water leaking into your home. Whatever the moisture source may be, it will also need to be addressed once the mold is safely removed from your home.
Mold remediation specialist – These companies can usually respond within 24 hours to provide an initial inspection and estimate. This first visit is typically a complimentary consultation to determine the extent of damages, scope of work needed to safely remove the mold, and create an estimate of what it will cost you. Keep in mind that if you have mold damage, you will likely have other water damages to your home that should also be addressed. Mold and water remediation usually take 3-5 days to remove damaged materials, and dry the wet material that is salvageable.
Do not disturb the mold colony – Many people think that they can clean the mold themselves with bleach or other cleaning solutions. Unfortunately, bleach does not kill or remove mold from porous surfaces it simply changes the color. Also, when you wipe or disturb the mold colony you will spread the spores and expose other parts of your home to mold.
Finding mold in your home can be a startling discovery, especially if you have children or elderly loved ones in the home. But if you keep these tips in mind, it can be safely removed in a timely manner.
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