When Do You Need a Remediation Specialist?
If you have mold in your home and aren’t sure what to do about it, calling a mold remediation specialist is a good idea, right? After all, the mold could spread or be toxic—none of which bodes well for your home, health or wallet. Fortunately, not all mold requires a remediation specialist.
Professional Restoration is Colorado’s premiere knowledgeable source for mold remediation. That includes valuable information about when a specialist is and is not necessary to eliminate mold from a home or business.
Don’t let mold intimidate you into paying for services you don’t need! While mold testing and professional remediation is sometimes necessary, not every mold issue requires this kind of attention.
The size of the area affected is a good indicator of how serious the problem is. For mold growth within 10-square-feet, we encourage capable homeowners to address the problem first before calling in the pros.
For isolated issues, homeowners can usually clean away mold with tools and cleaners found at popular home improvement stores. In some situations, drywall may need to be replaced, but it’s not usually the case for small mold problems.
Even black molds can be safely cleaned by a homeowner with the right tools and safety precautions. However, if mold growth is discovered beyond approximately 10-square-feet, it’s best to call a remediation specialist who will have the right tools and experience to get the job done right.
Tackle small mold issues at home if no more than 10-square-feet of space is affected. If you’ve got mold that extends beyond this, call our remediation specialists at 303-922-4001.
Location, Location, Location
Mold is most common in rooms where water is used regularly (i.e., bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, etc.), but mold is also common in less accessible areas of the home like crawl spaces, ductwork, and attics.
As strange as it sounds, visible mold is a good thing; visible mold indicates there’s a problem and gives you a starting point to fix the issue. But not all mold is visible. Sometimes it’s the smell of dampness, mold, or mildew that spurs a homeowner to take action.
Unfortunately, the smell is less helpful when determining where mold may be lurking, and this makes it difficult for a novice to inspect, clean, and repair the issue.
If you can’t see the mold, or if mold is in a location that’s not easily accessible (i.e., crawlspace, ductwork, attic, etc.), a remediation specialist will have the tools and experience to safely and effectively manage the problem without causing unnecessary damage to a home or property.
Moreover, the smell of mold may require special testing to ensure the problem is resolved properly. Most homeowners don’t have the tools or experience needed to do this safely, so it’s always recommended to call in a remediation specialist if testing or inspection is required.
For no-hassle mold inspections and mold testing call Professional Restoration at 303-922-4001. You can count on Professional Restoration to respond, recover, and restore your home or business 24 hours a day, seven days a week.