Your Household Mold FAQs Answered
Mold problems in the home come with a lot of questions, and we at AA Action Waterproofing want to address some of these concerns often brought up by our mid-Atlantic region customers. By providing answers to your mold FAQs, you can better understand just what you’re working with when you’re working with mold, and our professionals can help to make the picture a whole lot clearer.
Is There A Self Cleanup Method I Can Use?
While we often don’t recommend self mold cleanup, if you’ve tested your mold and been assured that you’re not working with a highly toxic variety, and you wish to try to tackle your mold problem on your own, there is an effective way to go about it. Small mold concerns can be handled personally if the mold is of a benign variety, and the best way to go about cleaning up mold yourself in your home is using a 50/50 bleach and water mixture on the affected areas. While this will work on most surfaces and with several types of mold, it’s always best to get a professional opinion before going about your own mold cleanup. If a self cleanup is found to be an efficient method, also make sure to wear eye protection, rubber gloves, and protecting clothing before going near the mold!
How Can I Tell If I Have Mold?
The best way to determine if you have a mold problem is to simply look around. If you’ve recently experienced a leak or flood in your basement or any area of your home, this moisture can create the perfect environment for mold to grow. Look around these areas and if you spot black, green, blue, or white spots growing on surfaces, you are working with some type of home mold.
Not all mold problems are visible, unfortunately, and if you are experiencing mysterious allergy symptoms or reactions, hidden mold may be an issue. In these instances, it’s best to have the professionals come in and address if you have any hidden mold growth occurring in your space.
How Will Mold Affect Me?
Milder types of mold will produce allergens that cause allergy like symptoms in individuals continuously exposed to it. With these types of mold, a person may experience itchy eyes, a runny nose, and other symptoms similar to seasonal allergies, but these don’t go away with a change of the seasons. In cases of toxic mold, the symptoms experienced are typically more severe, and in those with already present health complications, they may even result in hospitalizations or other type of medical attention.
At AA Action Waterproofing our waterproofing and mold remediation professionals can help you to better understand the mold you’re working with, and this can help you to make your home yours again. If you’re working with any type of mold problem, or suspected mold problem, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!