Cleanup Mold ASAP
In this economy, it is sometimes difficult to afford the things we want, even things we need! Most people try to find less expensive ways to do things, even if the task at hand is a difficult or big job. They wonder if they really need to hire that restoration or mold removal professionals.
Depending on how big the problem is, the extent of time it has been in the location, and the type of mold, you could possibly do it on your own. The mold may have already started to take a toll on the home though. Mold can make people very sick, especially those with weaker immune systems.
If the mold is located in an area that is smaller than a 3×3 ft area, you may be able to take care of the problem by yourself. You are strongly suggested to speak with a professional if the mold is taking over more than that 3×3 ft area. Although, if you do have a mold growth issue in your home, you should attempt to find and cutoff the source of moisture. The sooner you do this, the better! It can potentially prevent even more mold issues. The more mold that there is, the more likely it is to be toxic and dangerous to you and any other residents in the household. If someone in the home were to agitate the mold, it would send millions of tiny spores throughout the home. This could cause the mold to spread and could also make people sick.
Another factor in the whole situation is the items being affected. If the mold problem is occurring on wood surfaces, cardboard boxes, or any porous surfaces, the mold problem is bound to get worse, and quickly. But, if it is on non-porous surfaces, such as plastic, you may be able to take care of that on your own. Anything that you can easily replace should be tossed. If you have valuable items that have mold growth on them, you need to get them specially cleaned. Bottom line is, most of the time, it’s a great idea to actually get a mold removal professional to come in.