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House Mold Removal Tips

[ 0 ] May 4, 2010

House Mold Removal

House mold removal may not be an everyday household chore, but it is necessary when you have even a small amount of mold growing in or even around your home. And don’t think that because it isn’t the toxic kind, it won’t harm you.

Most molds, even when they’re not toxic, can still cause allergy problems and even become severe to some people. That’s why it’s very important that mold removal is a top priority on your spring cleaning list this year even if you‘re certain you‘re not dealing with toxic mold.

However, you should also keep in mind that while it is important to keep mold at bay, it’s physically impossible to remove every single spec of fungus that lurks in or around your home. But, you can at least keep them to a bare minimum by first off, keeping your home as clean as possible.

For example, make it would be a great idea (maybe not always practical) to take off your shoes outside the front door, or at the very least, the hallway. Shoes are notorious for tracking in dirt, which can be a perfect breeding source for mold.

And if you have pets that come in and out of the house, you may want to brush or hose them down before they come into your home, since pets can carry just as much dirt and dust as your shoes can.

Inside your home, there are numerous areas where mold can hide. Dark and cool areas are a welcome spot for mold growth, so check under cabinets, bathtubs, behind and in appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers, and in basements for problem areas. Also, don’t forget the laundry room and clothing hamper where moisture can occur.

Depending on the types of mold, you may be able to get away with using just a good mold and mildew cleaner to make your home spic and span again. However, if you’re dealing with a problem like water damage mold, you’ll need a lot more than just a simple cleaner and a little scrubbing power.

If that’s the case, you’ll want to purchase a mold spray that is designed specially for the mold you’re dealing with. Then, you’ll need to follow the manufacturer’s directions of the product and be sure to wear some form of eye projection, gloves and a face mask at the very least since you’ll be working around possibly toxic mold.
 
However, if the damage is far worse than you expected, you should consider calling in some professional help for the job. And depending on the extent of the damages and the area where the moldy growth occurred, the cost of mold remediation could be anywhere from $500 to $5000.

Yet, no matter how big or small your house mold removal job is, cleaning up the mold is an absolute must! Without it, you’re not only making the problem worse, you’re also putting yourself and your family’s health at risk. So why risk it, because when it comes to mold it can be a deadly game you’re playing.

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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