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Mold Removal Companies Can Be Expensive

[ 0 ] July 12, 2010 |

Mold Removal Companies

There are dozens of mold removal companies waiting for your call. That’s understandable, especially since mold removal service isn’t cheap. Nor is it something you should do on a whim. You should only contact one of these companies if you seriously need help. Unless you have money to throw away, wait before calling for professional help. However, you should call for help if you think the situation is serious.

Mold can cause all types of health hazards. Small children, animals, and people with allergies are most often affected. The elderly are at risk as well. Mold exposure can cause breathing problems like asthma. Some people might even develop a rash or bad cough. Constant headaches are also possible. If this is happening to anyone in your home, mold could be the cause.

If the person’s symptoms clear up when they leave the home, that’s a clue the environment is the problem. Even if you don’t see the evidence, the problem could be hidden in the walls or under the floorboards. If you suspect the air in your home is making someone sick, you should inspect your home before calling for outside help.

You might have a simple problem of mold or mildew in the bathroom. Perhaps you have some growing on a basement wall. If you find the source, it’s possible you can also remove it. As long as the problem isn’t too big, cleaning the area should be simple.
Mix distilled vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Wear rubber or plastic gloves during the process to protect your hands. Saturate the area with the mixture and let it sit for three to four minutes. Get a cloth or sponge and wipe the area clean. That should solve the problem in the case of a small area. 

The rooms most often affected include bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Those areas are often damp and dark, which is the perfect place for all types of fungi to prosper. Look for growths that have an appearance like fur or cotton. The colors are normally green, white or gray. Toxic mold is normally very dark, like black mold. If you suspect it in your home, you need to start considering mold removal companies right away.

You should research any company you plan on using. There have been incidents of unqualified, unscrupulous companies taking people’s money. For complex situations, the cleaning process isn’t simple. The company might have to look inside your walls or under your floorboards. It’s important to get a reliable company.

Look for companies that have at least 2 years in the business. Search for reviews online, check with the Better Business Bureau and ask around town.

Get an estimate before doing business with any mold removal companies. You want good service, but at a reasonable price. Avoid panicking and hiring the first service that responds. You need to take care of the problem, and you must find the right company to get the job done.

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About Editor: The Mold Removal Review is a division of a U.S. Gulf Coast based consumer advocate information provider whose goal is to provide consumers with up to date information on high-demand goods and services related to mold removal. View author profile.

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