Why You Should Not DIY Your Mold Removal

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Mold removal can seem like a simple, but tedious task on the surface. Look to see where there is mold and clean the area. But there is much more to consider than that. Here are some things you should consider when mold becomes a problem for you.

Health related issues

Black mold and other molds can cause a plethora of problems for your health. People who suffer from allergies and asthma can have worsened symptoms and be made very uncomfortable. Even if you are unaffected by allergies or asthma you can still have severe symptoms from mold exposure including respiratory issues, eye and skin irritation, headaches, sinus issues, memory loss, rashes, fatigue, and more.

Taking this task on yourself exposes you more closely to the mold and can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing.

Black mold growing on a white ceiling

A much bigger problem than meets the eye

When cleaning mold, there are often causes and effects that we are not seeing but can be lingering in the background. Mold thrives in damp environments and can be hanging out in your AC units, showers, ductwork, and basements to give a few examples. Just because we aren’t seeing it does not mean it’s not present. Having an expert present will help remove mold entirely and ensure there is nothing causing it to come back. Professional mold remediation specialists have access to expensive equipment that will remove the mold more effectively and efficiently.

Air spores are not visible and can travel through your home, causing the mold you previously cleaned to pop up in another area of your home or business seemingly out of nowhere. Cleaning the mold on your own can therefore make things worse by creating the momentum needed to spread it into new areas. Getting the job done quickly to get your life back to normal is a job best done by a team of professionals who can work quickly and kill any chance of the mold moving to another location.

Not worth the headache

Dealing with mold issues on your own can create unneeded stress and discomfort. In a time when everything is so stressful to begin with you should give yourself peace of mind by working with a professional company. The job will be done quicker and more effectively with minimal damage to your physical or mental well being. It may also be more beneficial to avoid buying equipment that may not make sense for you to purchase.

Published from APR Restoration's blog (apr-nc.com). Source.

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