If you’re dealing with mold and considering making it a DIY project, think again. Mold remediation should always be handled by professionals. Mold can be extremely hazardous, and it can also be challenging to remove. Professionals go through extensive training and certification. They also invest in important equipment to do it right.
Take a look at these 3 hazards that could occur with DIY mold remediation efforts.
1. Health Issues
Consider the possibility that you could be facing a toxic mold like black mold. Do you really know what type of mold you’re removing? There are many different types of mold out there that are hazardous. Even the ones that aren’t toxic are still considered allergenic or even pathologic.
You could be subjecting your health, and the health and safety of everyone around you, to hazards that will leave behind side effects you shouldn’t have to deal with. Some of the toxic molds can even cause respiratory infections or death. Ask yourself whether it is really worth the risk to save a few bucks.
These health risks aren’t just for the person exposed to removing the mold, either. Anyone in the home could feel the effects.
2. Don’t Spread the Mold
Sharing is caring – unless it’s mold. Mold can spread very easily. It’s made up of tiny little spores. When you move materials that have those spores attached, they can detach. Then, the spores travel all over until they find somewhere new to attach themselves.
So you thought you were doing a great job and taking the initiative. And then later you find out that you actually made the problem worse. It’s quite the bummer. It is also entirely possible that you could miss some mold and it will come back again.
Both of these scenarios are something you want to avoid. The goal is to eradicate mold and hopefully never see it again. But if these things happen, you’re back at square one.
3. Mold Remediation Includes Cleanup, Too
Finally, part of the remediation or removal process is going to be cleaning up. To clean up, affected materials have to be properly disposed of. In addition, every area that could have possibly been affected has to be sanitized and disinfected. During the process, professionals will set up a containment area to avoid spreading and to make the cleaning and disposal process easier.
They aren’t finished with the job until disinfection has been completed and the area is inspected to ensure nothing was missed during the restoration phase.
Let Us Help with Your Mold Remediation Needs
If you’re in need of mold remediation services, we can help. Our teams are highly trained to help you safely and effectively handle the issue. The hazards of DIY processes are primarily related to not understanding the risks and not having the proper training to avoid them.
At Dry 24 Water Restoration, our teams have you covered. Whether you have extensive damage that needs to be taken care of or you just have some concern spots that you want to discuss and figure out the options, we’ve got you. Contact us today to get to work.