WHY MOLD REMEDIATION SHOULD NOT BE A “DIY” PROCESS?
Any building with excess moisture is susceptible to mold development. Once present, the infestation can spread rapidly to other areas of the building, producing potentially hazardous allergens and irritants. Every situation is different, and you can depend on our team for very professional and affordable clean-up and prevention.
With the circulation of misinformation and sensationalism regarding mold, it’s important to realize mold spores are present almost everywhere, both indoors and outside. Microscopic in size and entering your home or business by many different means, they thrive and spread quickly in moist environments. Moisture issues such as leaks or flooding must be addressed completely before mold remediation and removal can begin.
In most cases, you’re likely to notice mold by sight or smell. It often produces a strong, musty odor that can lead to the source of the problem. Don’t touch or disturb it when you find it, as there can be significant health consequences. If you suspect the presence of mold in your home or business, block off the affected area, turn off airflow systems and contact a mold professional right away. Attempting to dry or disinfect the area yourself is hazardous and can actually exacerbate the problem.
The Dangers of Removing Black Mold Yourself
Finding mold growth in your commercial building is a major concern for businesses, 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 business?
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.
Special precautions need to be taken when addressing black mold, and few business owners 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 employees. The following are some of the symptoms you may present if you try to do this job all by yourself:
- Chronic coughing and sneezing
- Chronic fatigue
- 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. ECG professionals 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 the facility or building, making a small problem a much larger issue.
- Missing hidden mold: Mold is notorious for hiding in unassuming places, such as the air vents. 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 your business and co-workers 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 building. Simply doing air and swap samples (mold testing), in a 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 Environmental Construction Group 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 project.
Your best call is to hire the experts. We are ECG, We are safety first.
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