When it comes to dealing with mold mitigation, we so often make the mistake of thinking we can just do it ourselves. While there might be some cases where you can handle the cleanup on your own, it is critical to be very cautious about doing so.
Take a look at these 4 tips to help with mold mitigation.
1. Understand Mold Handling
The first thing that is very important is understanding the proper ways to handle mold. There is a LOT that goes into this. You should be concerned about safety, contamination, and containment. All of the little details add up and mold is a tricky subject.
If you aren’t careful, you could be spreading mold to other parts of your home. You could also easily miss parts of it, which means you didn’t resolve the mold problem. All of these details are why we always recommend calling a professional. It’s simply not worth the risk of something going wrong.
2. Know the Cause for Mold Mitigation
You need to determine just why you have mold in the first place. Was there prior water damage that you weren’t aware of? If you can identify the source of the mold, you should stop that source.
The challenge is that if you just get the mold removed or remediated, this doesn’t truly fix the problem. The mold will just return unless you make sure you also fix the source of the mold. If there is a leak that ultimately caused the mold, you’ve got to fix the leak. Otherwise, it’s not accomplishing anything.
3. Getting All Mold is Vital
One of the challenges of DIY mold removal is you might not be able to tell if you got everything. Cleaning up mold, removing mold, and restoring the area helps to rid your home or space of mold. But if you miss mold from any area in the process, it’s just going to return.
Mold can be very hard to see and identify. Sometimes specialty equipment is needed, but there are also trained professionals who know how to properly find and remove mold efficiently.
4. Professional Mold Mitigation is Best
In the end, when you consider all of the minor details, using a professional is highly recommended. These professionals go through extensive training and certification to build their knowledge base in this area. They understand the safety elements. Professionals also understand how to properly get all of the mold without spreading it to other areas of the home.
Mold Remediation and Restoration
If you’ve discovered mold in your home or business, Redeeming Restoration can help. Our teams are properly trained and certified to remove mold and restore your home. Choosing to use a professional helps to reassure you that the processes are properly handled and your home is safe and mold-free when the project is completed. Give us a call and let us know how we can help!