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Dangers Of DIY Mold Removal

We all know that mold can be a serious health hazard for our families. So the moment we find the presence of mold or mildew, we may be tempted to grab a sponge and clean it up ourselves right away. Unfortunately, this can be a risky move and may actually increase the danger to our families. There are several dangers to DIY mold removal, so if you find mold in your Maryland home, it is best to call in the mold remediation experts at AA Action Waterproofing.

Mold Removal Requires Protective Gear

Mold can cause all kinds of issues from allergies to asthma to skin issues. When you remove mold you need to have special protective gear to ensure this does not get into your lungs on your skin. Most people do not have the protective clothing required to properly remove mold without risking their health lying around their homes. So in the case of mold and mildew, it is always best to call in the experts so you don’t jeopardize your own safety.

Mold Removal Requires Special Tools

A sponge and a bucket of bleach water may seem like enough to clean up mold, because it will wipe it off the surface. However, the mold will always come back and often times, if cleaned improperly without the right tools, may come back worse. Mold remediation experts use a variety of tools to effectively remove mold like air filtration systems, targeted cleaning agents, and specialty vacuums. Without these tools, you cannot safely and effectively remove mold.

You May Inadvertently Spread The Mold

When you scrub mold from your walls you may be releasing spores into the air. You may also be physically spreading them around the surface area of the walls. This can lead to the spread of the mold and even more mold growth. Professional mold remediation is a complex process that requires quarantining the area and removing mold from both the surface and the air so it does not spread to other areas.

DIY Mold Removal Does Not Address The Source Of The Mold

Cleaning up the mold does not address why the mold is there in the first place. Mold is often a sign of a much larger basement moisture issue. Even if you properly clean up the area, it will reappear is the root cause is not addressed. With mold remediation, a professional mold expert will not only get rid of the mold but will diagnose the source of the mold and provide solutions to ensure it doesn’t come back.

If you find mold in your basement, do not just simply reach for the bucket. You may be putting the health of you and your family at risk. Instead, call the experts at AA Action Waterproofing. With nearly 30 years of mold remediation in Maryland, we know exactly what types of mold grow in our region and how to get rid of them safely and for good. Mold removal is not something you want to DIY.

This entry was posted in Mold Remediation on October, 11, 2016