When you notice mold growth in your home, it is crucial that you act quickly to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. But to act quickly, you may consider removing the mold yourself. While it seems like the best idea to perform mold remediation yourself, it is essential that you hire a professional to do proper removal.
Our team at Liberty Restoration has compiled a list of reasons why you should consider hiring a professional to perform mold remediation in your home. If you are thinking about doing this service yourself, continue reading to learn why that might not be a good idea for you, your loved ones, or your home.
1. It’s Hard To Remove It All
While you may perform mold remediation in your home, that doesn’t mean you will remove it all. Sometimes a mold problem in your home is greater than just visible mold. If you have recently noticed mold growth and decided to attempt mold remediation, you might not even think about finding the cause, instead worrying about removing the visible portions.
If you don’t remove it all, the mold may only be removed from your home for a short period of time before it begins to grow on treated surfaces again. When you call a professional to perform mold remediation, you can trust that they know exactly how to remove it all and prevent it from developing again.
2. It Is Unsafe To Remove Yourself
To perform mold remediation, there are several steps a professional needs to take to ensure they can keep the space safe for themselves and others. When you choose to do it yourself, you might not follow the appropriate steps to remove the mold safely, creating more health hazards for you and your family than the original mold presented.
Health risks from mold exposure include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, or rashes. The reaction to mold exposure may be even worse if you or your loved ones have asthma, allergies, or are immunocompromised. Mold remediation professionals can protect your loved ones from these unsafe conditions and should be called if you suspect mold growth in your home.
3. It Requires Specific Equipment
If you want to perform mold remediation, you need special equipment to do it properly. This equipment includes air scrubbers, negative air machines, and personal protective gear. If you don’t already have this equipment on hand, the cost of renting or purchasing it may be just as expensive, if not more expensive, than hiring a professional to perform mold remediation.
While you may not realize it, this equipment is essential for protecting yourself and your home from mold redevelopment. Specialized equipment increases air flow to remove excess moisture from your home and catches mold spores before they can spread to new surfaces. Without the proper tools and equipment, the problem may only continue to grow.
4. It May Contaminate Other Parts Of Your Home
Mold spores move silently, and you might not even realize how much they move upon initial aggravation. When you perform mold remediation yourself, these spores may end up sitting on your walls, floors, or upholstered furniture. Even worse, these spores may make their way into your home’s HVAC system. If they are in your HVAC system, the problem may become even more substantial.
Once the spores are in your HVAC, they can spread wherever they would like. The mold may grow inside your home’s vents or spread to rooms far away from the initial contamination. Hiring professionals for this service protects your space from unnecessary contamination and keeps the remainder of your home safe.
5. It Is Time-Consuming
As we mentioned above, when you have mold growth in your home, it is essential that you act quickly to protect your space from the spread. When you perform mold remediation yourself, you may not have enough time to adequately address this problem. As you try to treat the problem, it may continue to grow into places you haven’t even reached yet.
Most mold remediation requires one to five days to adequately remove the source and restore your home. When you hire a professional, they can move quickly and efficiently, ensuring that the mold isn’t given an opportunity to spread further. Your remediation professional can keep your family and your space safe while you work through your other responsibilities.
Call Liberty Restoration To Perform Mold Remediation
If you have a minor mold problem in your home, it is certainly something you can address yourself. However, if you are dealing with a more substantial mold problem, you should seek a professional to perform mold remediation.
Our team of experts at Liberty Restoration is trained to quickly and efficiently address mold problems in your home to keep you safe. In addition to mold remediation, our team provides water damage restoration, asbestos abatement, and fire damage restoration for homeowners across Utah. If you are interested in scheduling mold remediation for your home, contact our team today.