Can You Tackle Mold Renovation on Your Own?

Can You Tackle Mold Renovation on Your Own?
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    Mold is a very common problem in homes all over America, especially in newer houses.

    It is unsightly, and can in some cases be harmful to our health. It is also known to spread very quickly.

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More often than not, if you notice a small patch of mold, there will be more, or more to come. So many people consider mold renovation, but is this a project to take on yourself? Or would you be better calling in a professional?

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungi ​that releases spores to grow. It is often found around areas where there is a lot of moisture, such as; bathrooms, kitchens, window panes and anywhere you dry washing. This is because mold requires moisture to grow. There are many different species of mold, and while some of these are safe to humans, a lot of them release ​mycotoxins​, which can be very dangerous, so you really don’t want them in your home.

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What Can I do About it?

The best thing to do, is not let it grow in the first place. You might not be able to stop it entirely, but there are ways to protect yourself. These include; fixing any leaks, not letting any water rest on surfaces, preventing any condensation by keeping rooms warm, reducing humidity by perhaps investing in a dehumidifier, and drying clothes outside or in a dryer, and if this is not possible make sure you dry them as quickly as you can in a well ventilated room.

However once the problem has set in there are ways to remove it. Some methods you can try yourself include ​ vinegar, borax and bleach​, but you should really only use these on small areas. If it is a large area, or a recurring problem, you would be best seeking help.

Who Can Help?

There are many companies out there that offer professional mold renovation, all of whom are required to have ​Zota Professional Training​, so you know that you are getting the best possible service. They will adhere to all safety guidelines, to protect both themselves and you, sealing off any work areas before cleaning any mold with a powerful microbial and safely disposing of any contaminated materials. When the mold has been removed they may also treat the now clean areas with a sealant to make them more resistant to moisture in the future, and clean the air with an air scrubber to remove any airborne spores.

How to Kill Black Mold Safely & Forever:

The decision on whether to try and tackle the problem of mold in your home yourself is one you should consider very carefully. Take into account how large an area the mold covers (but remember there may be more you can’t see), the location, how easy it might be to treat. Also think about the safety concerns of working with chemicals and possibly toxic mold spores, and the very real chance of a recurrence, but know that should you choose to seek help, there are many certified and fully trained professionals out there who can solve your problem safely.

 
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