When to Hire Professional Mold Remediation Services
What experienced homeowners - and even renters - know is that, no matter how clean your home is, mold is the number one enemy to the health of your house. It’s an unfortunate side effect of homeownership - but you don’t have to deal with it alone.
Sometimes, ridding your home of mold is an easy fix and just needs a little DIY cleanup. But othertimes, a professional touch is required for mold remediation.
Not sure if you can handle the mold yourself? Read on to learn more.
- Mold likes water
Mold is a common household pest because all it really needs to grow is water or humidity.
You probably know that this is why the bathroom is a favorite mold hangout - especially in tile creases or along the bottom of the shower liner.
But what about the other humid spaces in your home? A poorly ventilated attic or basement can also become mold hideouts. Be sure to check these spots regularly for mold growth or increase their ventilation.
- Mold likes to hide
Bathroom, basement, attic: check, check, check. But mold also likes to hide, which means there is another common culprit for mold growth: the walls.
In particular, mold likes to hide inside the walls. Especially inside porous walls like untreated drywall. If a mold colony goes unnoticed for too long and grows larger than 10 square feet, the infected wall section has to be cut out. If this is the case in your home, then it’s time for an expert.
- Mold likes to spread
Mold needs water to grow, but it only needs air to travel. Yes, mold spores travel through the air. Mold spores can also travel via water, animal fur, or fabric.
Unfortunately, many people have mold allergies that are agitated by airborne mold spores. Even for people without allergies, mold has been known to cause serious respiratory issues or even skin reactions. The health dangers of mold are one of the most important reasons for swift remediation services.
If mold is in your home, act now and call for professional remediation services. SERVPRO® of Buffalo Tonawanda is always ready to help.