Mold remediation is a complicated process. Without it, mold can cause unprecedented damage. The problem that many homeowners face is not knowing enough about mold and how to get rid of it. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at some frequently asked questions and provide answers that you need if you suspect mold is taking hold inside your home.
Mold Remediation Question #1: What Is Mold?
The first question that we often receive from customers is this one: what is mold? It’s important to understand that this is a general term because mold comes in a variety of colors. The most common forms we come across in homes are black and green.
Mold is a fungus that grows and spreads in a short period of time, in the smallest amount of moisture. It often shows up as stains on walls, ceilings, and other flat surfaces. We recommend having an inspection from a trained mold remediation expert right away to verify.
Mold Remediation Question #2: Why Can’t I Get Rid of It Myself?
The second question that we hear often comes from homeowners who consider themselves good at DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects. While doing small projects in and around your house is something you might take an interest in, trying to remove mold should not be one of them. This is due to classifying mold. The trickiest thing about mold damage is what you cannot see.
Mold spores tend to spread throughout a home through the HVAC system. This can lead to spores that land and grow behind walls and in other hard to reach places. Professional mold removal will locate and remove all traces of mold.
Question #3: What Are the Health Risks of Mold Exposure?
We are often asked this question. Above all, it has the scariest answer because it’s not always clear. Short-term mold exposure tends to carry low risk of illness. The longer that mold is allowed to grow unmitigated in your home, the more spores that exist. The more spores that exist results in more spores that are inhaled. When humans inhale mold spores, it can present a wide variety of health risks including several allergies, breathing problems, and possibly death. Don’t risk the health and wellness of your family.
Mold Remediation Question #4: How Do I Get Started?
Finally, the last question has a simple answer: contact Extreme Carpet Care & Restoration. In other words, our IIRC-certified experts will arrive quickly and get to work. Don’t waste another moment worrying about mold–contact us today!