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Why Mold Removal Is Not A DIY Project

For certain household projects, ‘do-it-yourself’ does not necessarily equal ‘doing-it-right’. While you are easily able to replace a light bulb or even clean the gutters, there are just a few tasks that even the most avid of do-it-yourselfers should not take on including mold removal.

A Million Kinds Of Molds

There are a large variety of molds that a homeowner may encounter within their home and each has its own unique characteristic. This diversity can even stump professionals sometimes, let alone the average homeowner. Unless you know what kind of mold you are dealing with, you won’t be able to handle it properly which could lead to some hazardous consequences.

An Airborne Issue

Mold is highly airborne and it doesn’t take long for it to spread itself over a large area of your home if not handled properly. While a brush or vacuum cleaner can work wonders with most household dirt or dust, it will not work the same for a patch of mold. In fact, trying to clean it up could end up sending it into the atmosphere and cause it to spread further into your home.

Improper Protection For The Job

If homeowners are hoping to deal with their mold situation, it is going to take more protective gear than just a simple pair of gloves. Due to the toxic nature of certain mold species, experts need to go in with gloves, protective eyewear, face masks and sometimes even protective coveralls. It is likely that as a homeowner, you probably do not have the gear necessary to handle the situation properly.

Your Short-Term Gain May Result In Long-Term Pain

Doing the project yourself may seem like a good way for you to save a few dollars, but in the process, you will be risking your own health and the health of those living with you. Additionally, due to its highly resilient nature, the mold that you miss could do unimaginable damage to the property and will only get worse over time.

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This entry was posted in Mold Remediation on October, 01, 2016