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4 Reasons You Should Use Professional Mold Removal Services

4 Reasons You Should Use Professional Mold Removal Services

Mold Removal

If you are a homeowner, it is likely that you have had to deal with mold growth over the years. Mostly the visible areas that are affected include kitchen and bathroom areas due to the presence of moisture and cellulose in wood. Mold is ubiquitous in the environment and the fact that your home has areas affected by moisture leaks make it important to get insight on professional mold removal.

Mold Risks

According to EPA, over 67% of the air you breathe indoors comes from your basement. Well, basements are infamous for moisture problems and high humidity. This makes their floors and walls ideal surfaces for mold growth. In essence, spores will travel into your house and this is where problems start.

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Why should you be worried about mold? It contributes to multiple health complications. These range from nasal and sinus congestion, throat, eye and skin irritation, respiratory complications including asthmatic attacks, headaches to persistent coughs.

Tackling the Problem Professionally

If you go to the nearest store, you will no doubt find mold removal DIY kits. Before you spend your money you need to appreciate that this project should only be undertaken by a professional contractor who carries the right certification and licensing in your state.

It is a risky activity and trying to do it might exacerbate the growth and pose even more serious health risks to your family. A professional mold remediation expert offers you:

  • Specialized skills: These experts have trained on mold removal and they will know which type they are dealing with in order to deal with the problem effectively.
  • Safety gear: Handling mold could lead to serious skin and eye infections. This is the reason mold experts wear gas masks, gloves and jackets that prevent any direct contact with the spores.
  • Removal equipment: It is true you can scrub and bleach mold growth, but you can bet these are not effective tools for permanent mold resolution. These experts have vacuums and other pressure equipment to completely clean affected surfaces and restore them to the original state.
  • Mold remediation: To deal with mold effectively you have to resolve the underlying moisture problem. There are many causes of water leaks including wall cracks, faulty window wells, poor grading among many others. A mold removal expert will not only remove the toxic growth but will also repair underlying moisture leak problems to ensure there is no recurrence of the problem.

If there is a musty odor indoors, you could also be facing a mold growth problem. You don’t have to jeopardize your health and that of your family. It is time to invite a professional if you have noted any signs of moisture in your basement. Final word; never ignore mold because it can cause untold health nightmares for the whole family.