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The Dangers of Removing Black Mold Yourself

Finding mold growth in your home is a major concern for homeowners as it is something that needs to be addressed rapidly before it becomes much worse. While there are many different types of mold, none are more worrisome than the black mold. This type of mold can affect any home no matter the size as well as impair your health.

So, what should you do when this happens in your home?

There is a lot of DIY methods for mold removal out there, but this is rarely a wise idea. If you don’t really know what you’re doing it can actually make the situation worse.

We’re going to cover the following:

  • The risks of black mold
  • Reasons to avoid DIY removal
  • Value of professionals doing the mold removal

Risks of Black Mold

Special precautions need to be taken when addressing black mold in your home, and few homeowners have the tools and resources needed to ensure that they are safe during the process. Even minimal exposure to black mold during the removal process can lead to health issues for you and your family.

Black mold is known to contribute to:

  • Chronic coughing and sneezing
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory irritation
  • Skin disorders, including rashes
  • In the most extreme cases, an allergic reaction to black mold spores can cause vomiting, nausea, and bleeding within the lungs and nose.

Reasons to Avoid DIY Black Mold Removal

Although the serious health effects that come from black mold exposure should be enough to avoid a DIY removal, it isn’t the only reason to call in an expert team to handle a mold infestation. Certified mold specialists (like us) are trained in advanced methods to not only safely eliminate mold, and identify hidden issues that you may not be aware of.

Additionally, choosing to handle black mold removal on your own can result in:

  • Making the Situation Worse: Black mold releases spores, which can spread if not properly contained during removal. This can cause the mold to appear in other areas of your home, making a small problem a much larger issue.
  • Missing Hidden Mold in the Home: Mold is notorious for hiding in unassuming places, such as the air vents of your property. While you may be able to remove the obvious mold growth, you may also miss vital areas that require proper treatment.
  • Utilizing the Wrong Equipment: Mold removal specialists use a variety of high-tech equipment to handle toxic black mold, including personal protection gear, air filters, containment systems, and heavy-duty products. Without this equipment, you may put yourself and your family at greater risk.

Leave Black Mold Removal Up to the Professionals!

Signs of mold aren’t always very apparent. Symptoms due to mold exposure can be an early warning that there is a definite mold problem within a property. Simply doing air and swap samples (mold testing), in a home or commercial space, can identify whether or not mold remediation or sanitization is needed. A mold report from a third-party lab can tell us the type of mold present and whether it is at safe levels or above the normal fungal ecology.

Calling in a professional team to handle black mold removal can be a daunting task, especially if you are worried about the costs of remediation. Although handling the problem on your own may seem tempting, black mold is one household disaster that is best left to the capable hands of trained experts. At Mold Zero we understand the worries and risks associated with black mold removal, and we can help you develop a customized plan for treatment that fits the needs of your household.

With our certified team, eco-friendly mold removal products, and comprehensive remediation services, Mold Zero gives you one less thing to worry about. When it comes to ensuring a safe, clean, and healthy living space for your family- we know how to help! Learn more by giving us a call today.

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