Most people are concerned about mold in their homes and if you are not, you should. Molds are common in almost every building or structure available. It is said that mold exist even in the air we breath. The reason why you should be concerned is because there are various scientific studies which have proved that mold can cause damage to buildings or structure. The worst of all is that it affects human too and can cause allergies or respiratory system complications. Unfortunately, some of these health conditions can last for a lifetime. The good news is that mold can be controlled and treated safely without spending on expensive products.
Professional mold removal companies are concerned that people who try to deal with the problem end up worsening it. Home owners should first educate themselves before carrying out any activity to eliminate molds. Other similar scenarios occur when you rely on unqualified people to handle mold removal problem in your home.
Common mold myths
People have been made to believe that bleach solution eliminates mold. This is not wrong but it is not 100% effective. Chlorine solution only handle mold on all surface areas of your home. However, mold is not only found on the surface. It is present on hidden regions such as drywall or under sinks. Chlorine is a chemical that contains ions that do not freely penetrate porous material and therefore it is effective for surface mold only. Another drawback about bleach solution is that it contains water by large percentage and this is likely to penetrate building material and cause long term damage to your home. Additionally, airborne mold such as spores are found inside walls and always searching for moist areas to occupy. Moisture provides an organic source of food to spores. The result is that the spores will grow and continue to spread in other house parts. The real threat is the mold that exists without your knowledge.
Local stores run consistent advertisements and promotions about their products which they claim to eliminate mold. What buyers do not know is that most of these products are not effective at all or have little action on molds. This is because they contain the bleach solution or other similar chemicals which cannot eliminate molds in your home. Critically thinking, the process is not that simple and that is why there exists mold removal companies. Getting professional mold removal remediation can be expensive but not always.
Whenever undertaking mold remediation for your home, always check, confirm and use EPA authorized fungicide or moldicide. You can also use a combination of the two. The reason you have to confirm that the chemical is registered is because their exposure is safe for you and pets. As a home owner, consider that to deal with this problem you completely, have to kill and remove mold spores. If that does not happen, then the problem is not solved. It is worth noting that dead mold spores are harmful as the live ones. Therefore, keep in mind that killing mold is one of the process and not does not eliminate the problem completely.
When hiring a company to carry out mold remediation for your home, ensure that their services are professional and fair. They should have thorough inspection before giving you their plan and quote. Testing is not always necessary and becomes an extra cost. If the company have to do it, they should inform you in advance and give a good reason. The most important thing to remember is that your home should be safe. Even when you are sure of mold absence, carryout annual inspections.