Is There a Safe Way to Remove Mold?
Mold is a tricky issue in your home. Not only is it an unpleasant discovery, but it can cause odor in addition to serious dangers to your health with prolonged exposure. Your first reaction is undoubtedly to remove mold as quickly as possible, but you need to be extremely careful. Depending on the variety and amount of mold there is, it often is unwise to approach the issue yourself. Here are some instances when you should clean small mold outbreaks on your own, and others where you definitely need to hire a professional mold removal services.
Common Household Mold
Due to location and perfect conditions, there are parts of your home that will inevitably develop small amounts of mold. Some of these “everyday” types of mold can be found in places like poorly ventilated bathrooms, around tubs, near sinks, windows, and the entrances of exterior doors. Because there likely isn’t a massive amount of mold in these places, it is presumably safe to attempt to clean this mold yourself. But, you need to take the right precautions.
To safely expose yourself to mold, you should wear protective gloves and a face mask at all times to minimize breathing in mold spores. A cleaning solution that is 1 part bleach to 9 parts water in a spray bottle is recommended to wipe the mold growth from surfaces. If you decide to use this solution, the face mask will also help with the powerful bleach fumes. Because you will be dealing with bleach, consider grabbing a pair of protective goggles. Accidents are prone to happen when you are spraying a bleach solution, and your vision needs to be a priority.
Due to its location, a repeat occurrence of mold is possible, so be sure to stay on top of routine cleaning.
When to Hire a Professional Mold Removal Service
If the mold outbreak you have stumbled upon is large, multicolored (be especially cognizant of black spores), and smells, you need to call a professional mold removal team right away. A little bleach will not solve this problem. A likely reality, too, is that when mold has saturated your drywall, the problem often extends behind it and into your structure. A compromised structure is the least ideal situation you can be faced with. If you have a mold problem of this magnitude, you have a major moisture problem, too, which will also need to be uncovered and addressed by an expert. Do not attempt to treat this yourself under any circumstances; call an experienced technician right away to prevent any more unnecessary mold exposure.
Call Restoration 1 of Greater Charlotte Now
Because we are experienced experts in mold remediation, we know what to do when the worst mold outbreaks threaten the safety of your home. We will come to your home with all of the right tools and full protection, and we will get to the root of your mold issue. We will strip, clean, and salvage what we can, and fix the cause of the moisture. When we are done, you will have an area that is as good as new, pure air to breathe, and your family’s health and safety intact. Call Restoration 1 of Greater Charlotte today at (704) 741-7511 for expert mold removal services.