Mold is not good in any form at all. Spores that reproduce on walls, wood trim and counters can increase allergies and cause respiratory ailments. These spores can also spoil the carpet, drywall, and woodwork. But don’t panic, not every mold or patch is a cause for alarm.
DIY vs. Professional mold removal; below, we’ll let you know when you can attempt mold removal by yourself, and when to seek the help of a professional mold removal service.
Common Everyday Mold
- The mold around mudroom sinks and kitchens.
- The mold in basements near sump pumps and hot water heaters.
- The mold around thresholds of exterior doors.
- Bathrooms with little or no ventilation, especially tile grout lines and ceiling of showers.
In general, mold needs moisture to grow, so they grow in areas that get wet and stay wet.
Everyday Solutions to Mold AKA, DIY
If you can see it, then you most likely can get rid of it with soap, a little elbow grease, and water. More stubborn mold can be destroyed by a mixture of bleach to water in the ratio 1:9. Just spray and wipe.
If you don’t have time to hunt spores, then it is better to tackle the cause, moisture. Leave the bathroom fan on or throw open a window after you bathe to keep everywhere dry. Dry your sinks and tiles thoroughly after washing dishes.
If you have spores growing on studs, subflooring, and drywalls especially areas larger than 10 square feet, then you have a serious mold problem. This could also indicate that you have structural damage.
Excess humidity in the home or poor ventilation could cause mold infestation. In cases where the mold grows after water floods your home or business, the mold may not be your only problem. If mold is growing in or on drywall, ceilings, and floors, it could mean that they have been structurally compromised, especially if the water was left for longer than one day. It might lead to a complete change and removal of your ceilings and walls, to ensure the safety of your home.
It is not enough to kill surface mold
Asthma attacks and allergic reactions can be caused by both live mold and dead mold. Mold usually grows inside or through fabrics and building materials, so if you kill the mold that is visible on the surface, the rest of the mold colony is free to grow and destroy more materials thereby spreading mold spores into the air.
Mold Remediation like true water damage repair needs the restoration or removal of materials that are damaged. Surface treatment can’t achieve that, so Mold Remediation treatments with the best equipment and training are needed.
There is nothing as valuable as peace of mind
A professional mold remediation contractor will solve your mold issues and give you peace of mind and, you might already be covered for it by your insurance carrier. If you’re in need of flood water extraction, water damage restoration or mold remediation services, contact the professionals of crime scene clean up for a confidential consultation at 1-855-700-4960 or fill out our service inquiry form on our contact page.