To hire a professional, or not to hire a professional? That is the question. The average homeowner usually debates whether to call a plumber or attempt to repair the leaky bathroom sink alone. The small business owner is positive he or she can paint the office walls and make them look as good as new! While it is likely true that the leaky sink or paint job can be taken care of by the individual, one thing must be brought to attention. That leaky sink could lead to water damage which could, in turn, lead to mold growth. Those old and unsightly walls could be impacted by mold. And mold is a very serious issue which shouldn’t be taken lightly. Let’s examine why do it yourself mold removal isn’t the best idea.
Indoor Mold and How It Affects You
First and foremost, those who wish to take on these projects themselves should be aware of mold and the problems it can cause. Indoor mold usually increases rapidly if the conditions are right. Within less than 2 days, the growth of indoor mold can occur as a result of water damage. It then begins to germinate and release mold spores. This cycle will only continue as time progresses if no action is taken against it.
The presence of mold can be a real pain, literally. It can cause illnesses including throat irritation, stuffiness, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, and possibly even skin irritation. Other symptoms include headaches and sinus infections. If given this list of side effects, surely, everyone would select “none of the above”.
Do It Yourself Mold Removal…Why Not?
The DIY movement is completely understandable. In some cases, it’s cost-effective. And, a little hard work definitely builds character. Who doesn’t enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they did something meaningful by themselves? However, though it’s an understandable and even commendable idea, DIY mold removal isn’t the best option. Here are a few reasons why not:
It’s difficult to determine how deeply the mold has set. You may be able to remove some of the mold growth from the surface, but it is hard to know if the root of the problem has been completely eliminated.
Furthermore, it isn’t easy to know just how much mold is present. Not only is the mold probably beneath the service, but it could possibly be in other areas of the building where you didn’t suspect.
The treatment of the mold is determined by the type of mold it is. Trained professionals can assess the proper treatment methods.
Additionally, the average home or business owner probably doesn’t have mold remediation tools and equipment in the tool shed. Professional mold removers can help in that area.
What Can You Do?
Fortunately, there is help for your mold remediation needs. While it’s better to steer clear of DIY methods, there are still cost-effective options. The professionals at A Plus Mold Remediation Inc. are experts in making sure your home is mold free. It is this our goal to prevent any sickness that can occur as an effect of mold. Also, our staff is very knowledgeable about mold removal techniques and take pride in our tendency to pay close attention to details. A Plus Mold Remediation Inc. understands what it takes to eliminate mold growth and follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
We service several locations in Florida: Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton and more. Our company offers complete mold remediation services for residential and commercial buildings. Contact us today for a quote: (561) 247-3506 or request a free consultation!