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Do You Need to Hire a Mold Remediator?

Is Your Home Mold Infested?

Your first reaction when you discover mold in your home is to grab a sponge and some disinfectant, roll up your sleeves and scrub it clean. If the area is small this can be the best approach.

However, if you are dealing with a larger space or the mold is within the confines of a wall or heating vent, you will need to call in the services of a professional.

A mold remediator does much more than simply taking on the task of removing the mold. Their services include:

  • Inspecting your home for mold contamination: If you suspect that you may have a mold problem in your home, yet you have been unable to locate it yourself, a professional has the insight and tools to find it.
  • Identify the underlying cause of the mold: Mold is actually a symptom of a larger problem. If you have mold in your home, it is indicative of a collection of moisture. A professional who specializes in mold remediation will be able to explain why the mold is there and how to treat the root cause.
  • Treat the underlying cause of the mold: After identifying the cause of the mold they can help treat the problem so that once the mold is removed, it won’t reoccur.
  • Mold remediation: They will remove the mold for you. Removing mold can be a dangerous operation and needs to be done with the least amount of danger to those living there.
  • Arrange for contractors to fix any mold-damaged areas: Sometimes during mold remediation, damage is done to the home. This is usually unavoidable because if the mold has invested the walls, they may need to be removed.
  • Testing of the home after remediation: After the home has been cleared of mold, the homeowner should insist on air quality tests to ensure the mold has indeed been completely removed.

How Do I Find a Mold Remediation Service?

Finding a company that handles mold remediation services can be as simple as perusing the local yellow pages. It’s important to choose a company that is experienced in mold removal as opposed to a company that specializes in general cleaning.

The mold spores need to be removed properly without the risk of re-infestation. It’s also very important that the reason the mold appeared be treated. Simply removing the mold may solve the temporary problem but it will do little long-term.

It is also important to consider that the mold may have migrated into the heating or cooling systems of your home. If this is the case, the mold can spread quickly and also can become a health risk because you are constantly breathing the spores in.

Simply calling a cleaning company that specializes in cleaning vents may not be enough. They need to be aware that there is a for mold and take the necessary precautions to remove it safely.

If you are facing removing a large amount of mold from your home you should call a mold removal professional. They have the knowledge and equipment you need to ensure the safety of everyone who lives in your home.

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5 thoughts on “Do You Need to Hire a Mold Remediator?

  1. My husband has been undergoing treatments for cancer. This past weekend we went by his apt. (in the funeral home where he works) and his entire apt was covered in mold, furniture, walls, clothes, etc. He went in and removed some ot the clothing and cushions from the furniture. I asked him to please wear face mask. My problem is that I believe due to the expense the owner will not hire a professional to clean the mold out of the apt. I am concerned that my husband may wind up being exposed to mold when he returns to work. What should I do?

  2. Hi my name is Christine I have 6 children there is mold mushrooms in my sons room from the water leak my landlord never would fix now the smell is getting bad what should I do I live in warrenton mo the health department won’t help city inspector won’t help nobody will help everyone say just move it cost to move somebody please help we need someone to HELP US!!! My address is 1203 juniper dr Warrenton mo 63383 come and see it’s so many things are wrong

  3. Hi my name is Christine I have 6 children there is mold mushrooms in my sons room from the water leak my landlord never would fix now the smell is getting bad what should I do I live in warrenton mo the health department won’t help city inspector won’t help nobody will help everyone say just move it cost to move somebody please help we need someone to HELP US!

  4. I am 73 years of age. I’ve lived in a duplex for six years. I became sick with feeling terrible and going to the doctor every few weeks having a chronic cough, wheezing, and difficult breathing. Was continually given antibiotics and steroids . This went on for months. I ended up in the hospital for them to check my heart as I was having chest pain. No heart trouble. When I got home, I discovered black mold in my closet.
    Once I discovered the mold, I knew why I had been so I’ll. I moved in with a longtime friend and am still there.
    I waited around for two months for the landlord to let me know what they were going to do to fix the problem. There had been a leak behind the shower wall and the stool. They fixed the leaks and replaced some of the sheet rock. Then they hired a mold inspector that said the mold in my bedroom was 94% and 88% in the dinning room. They were only willing to clean up the mold in other closest and paint it. There were other suggestions made by mold inspectors.
    My doctor had written a letter to landlord stating that I was not to return to the duplex until walls were cleaned, furniture, curtains, and carpets deep cleaned. They had someone come in ang run a shampoo machine just in the middle of carpets.
    I had to get rid of my couch, love seat, recliner, and two queen size mattresses. I have the rest of my furniture in storage while trying to find a dwelling that was affordable and safe. Well, I’ve found one and ready to move but ame afraid to move my stuff in for fear of taking mold into new duplex.
    Was going to move stuff and set off a couple of foggers but have dishes, books, and many other items in cardboard boxes and was told that all of those boxes would need to be emptied so foggers could reach the items inside. Also, what am I to do with my clothes, linen, and bedding?
    I’m so upset about this whole mess, chest hurts due to stress. PLEASE ADVISE !!
    Much thanks.

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