Do It Yourself projects are all the rage these days. Homeowners everywhere are swapping out their phones for hammers, taking on all kinds of jobs in and around the house. But when it comes to DIY mold removal in Toronto, you may be getting in over your head. If you’ve found mold growing in your home, you’ll need to call in an experienced professional. Here’s why…
Health and safety concerns for mold removal
Did you know that mold can dramatically affect your health? Even minimal exposure to spores can have long-term health consequences for both you and your loved ones, especially affecting people with existing respiratory and immune system deficiencies. Mold has been shown to cause a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, sore throat, respiratory irritation, skin disorders, chronic fatigue, headaches, asthma attacks, and irritated eyes. Believe it or not, mold can even affect your pet or pets.
Lack of proper inspection for mold
When it comes to DIY mold removal in Toronto, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution. Truth is, there are more than a hundred different types of mold that can grow in your home, each coming with their own unique set of challenges. Stachybotrys Chartarum, sometimes referred to as black mold or toxic mold, is probably the most harmful type of mold to have indoors. If you haven’t got a clue what you are dealing with, you risk exposing your family to dangerous toxins and potential major property damage. The only way to know for sure is to have a certified mold inspector inspect your home. They will do a thorough assessment, examining the interior and exterior of your property to find the source and the cause of the mold. Air testing is the most effective and accurate way to determine conclusively if you have mold, as well as the types of mold, and the contamination levels of each type of mold found. Be sure to have someone trained in this field take the air samples as the air samples must be taken within specific parameters to ensure the accuracy of the results. The samples taken will be sent off to an independent certified lab to be properly evaluated.
Inadequate mold removal equipment
If the only thing protecting you from the dangers of mold removal Toronto is a dust mask and an open window, you might be getting more than you bargained for. Proper mold remediation requires state-of-the-art equipment, supplies, procedures, containment, and PPE. If you are not fully trained and equipped to properly remove mold from your home, leave it to the professionals.
Accidentally spreading mold
You’d never know to look at it (especially how ingrained it gets into surfaces), but mold is highly airborne. So, that afternoon of scrubbing, wiping, and vacuuming you’ve put aside may actually make matters worse.
Cleaning up mold yourself can send trillions of mold spores flying off to other areas of your home, making a potentially small problem into a much larger one. Sometimes there may only be a small area of mold visible, but that visible portion is only the tip of the iceberg. The only way to truly contain your mold issue is to hire a mold remediation professional.
A DIY project can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. But for troublesome mold removal jobs, you, your family, and your property will be better off letting the pros tackle the problem. For a full range of mold inspection, testing, and removal, contact MoldCare Today!
Think you’ve found mold? Call (519) 579-Mold or 1-888-MoldCare for your FREE phone consultation.