The appeal of saving money and the satisfaction of completing something on your own makes DIY projects appealing. However, some tasks need to be left to the professionals. When it comes to mold removal in your home, DIY is typically not a good idea. It can affect your health, and if you don’t complete it properly, it could create an even larger issue. Attempting to remove mold on your own is a bad idea, and below are some reasons why.
Unintentional Spread of Mold
If you have mold in your home, it needs to be properly contained so that it does not spread to other areas. Mold containment should be done by a professional. Different methods of cleaning mold on your own can actually spread it further into the air. Using a shop vac, vacuuming, and scrubbing mold can all cause mold spores to filtrate through the air. Cross contamination is one of the largest concerns for DIY mold remediation projects.
Bleach Only Cleans the Surface – Maybe
One way people attempt to remove mold is with bleach. The truth is that bleach does not actually kill mold. While it will make the surface clean where the mold lies, it does not kill the roots where the mold grows. If the area gets moisture again, the mold will come back. Bleach fumes can also be irritating to you and building occupants.
Special Equipment is Needed
There are safety precautions that need to be taken when you clean mold. That is why professionals wear protective clothing and use special equipment. Mold spores can be toxic and dangerous to your health. You do not want to expose yourself to this during cleaning. Professionals know how to properly utilize PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure their personal safety. Expert companies also utilize commercial-grade HEPA air filtration devises to keep the workspace clean by capturing airborne mold spores and dust.
Help with Mold Removal
Some home projects are simple to do yourself; mold removal is not one of them. If you need help with mold removal, leave it to a professional. At Soil-Away, we deliver New Hampshire’s premier mold remediation services. Our IICRC trained technicians use the latest mold remediation and drying techniques to deliver quality results. Call us today at 603-641-6555.