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Mold Removers Are Not All the Same

[ 0 ] April 24, 2010

Mold Removers

Mold removers are vital when it comes to removing mold from your home and even outside of it. But, one of the biggest mistakes many homeowners make is to just grab any product to clean up the mold and then complain when it doesn’t do the job.

Most mold cleaners are not created equally. So while a bathroom cleaner may work on cleaning those moldy tiles, it probably won’t work on getting the mold out of your living room carpet.

In addition, not every product will be environmental friendly either. Some will be full of harsh chemicals while others will be made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for the environment.

And of course some mold removal products will be far more expensive than others, which of course is usually the very reason many homeowners just pick a product and go!

And yes, you may have to spend just a few extra dollars on an environmentally safe product, but in the end it will be worth it.

One of the biggest reasons you should choose a green product verses one that is made strictly from toxic chemicals is the very same reason you’re cleaning up the mold from your home in the first place, because they’re dangerous to your health and the environment you live in.

In fact, most chemicals can be far more dangerous than some molds and can cause your health issues themselves. Of course some types of mold can be extremely toxic and just as dangerous since they can cause respiratory failure, memory loss and in rare cases, death.

So why would you want to combine two very dangerous substances that could cause serious damage to your health?

So what it all comes down to is this. Maybe it’s time to use a mold removal product that not only is designed specifically for the job at hand, but also one that is all-natural and safe for the environment as well as your health.

And just because a product states that they‘re a safer alternative, don’t be fooled! Many manufacturers want you to believe that their products are up to standards with our greener world, when really they can get away with disguising their ingredients to make it seem like a safer alternative and still contain dangerous chemicals.

Always read the ingredient label. If you find that there are words in the list that you can’t pronounce, then chances are it’s not natural. If you can’t find an ingredient label for the product, check online for the product’s information. And if you’re just unsure of what mold clean up product is best for your situation, do a little online research.

There’s really nothing you can’t find online about mold and mold removal products (even some natural ones) that others haven’t already tried in situations that are probably similar to your own.

Once you have the right mold removers for the job, you can be sure it one take long to rid those molds out of your home once and for all.

Is a Mold Remediation Service Necessary?

[ 1 ] April 24, 2010

Mold Remediation Service

A mold remediation service is often thought of as an unnecessary expense for some people due to the idea of spending money just to eliminate what they think they can just as easily remove themselves. Or they just don’t want to bother with the hassle of hiring anyone or cleaning up the mold, so they ignore the problem all together.

Yet, no matter how you look at it, mold is nothing to fool around with. And when you have a serious mold problem growing in your home (more than 10 square feet), hiring a professional to eliminate the problem is an absolute must.

As a matter of fact, in some states it’s required to hire a professional for mold removal if your home has more than 10 square feet of mold growing in it.

Yet, despite that requirement, not every state or even city has a federal regulation that requires specific guidelines that a professional must follow during mold clean up.

So homeowners must be willing to rely on their own judgment and research when hiring someone to come into their home to remove the mold.

The professional you hire should be someone who has significant experience in removing mold and they should be certified and licensed, and carry insurance coverage for both their protection and yours.

A written proposal should also be presented to you that includes probable cause and the steps that need to be taken in order to remove the mold from your home.

And the proposal should emphasize on the observations over measurements and have a thorough visual inspection that shows the source of the mold and the extent of the growth of it.

In addition, the mold removal company should be ready and willing to answer any questions that you have about  the types of mold growing in your home, the removal process and what equipment they will be using in that process.

The professional should also be comfortable telling you more about those molds, the source of the problem and how they plan to eliminate that problem permanently.

The company should be ready and willing to work with your insurance company if at all possible and discuss the process and what requirements are necessary to remove the mold to your agent.
They should also provide you with a written (not verbal) contract that details scope, time frame of completion of the job and an estimate of the cost of mold remediation, and any specific details that you agreed on.

And finally, keep in mind that the company you hire should only be experienced in removing mold. They should not be willing to test for the mold or do any other job that goes outside of  cleaning up mold. All they should be doing is getting rid of the mold from your home, that’s it.

But seriously, when it all comes down to it, it’s always better to be safe knowing your hard earned money was spent on mold remediation service that is all about keep you, your family and your home safe. Why would you settle for anything less?

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