CAN you do mold remediation yourself? The short answer is yes. But the real question you should be asking yourself is SHOULD you do mold remediation yourself. The short answer is no. But let’s get into this subject. Read this article to learn the ways to do remediation by yourself, and about why calling a reliable restoration service is the best way to go.
Precautions To Take
Mold is extremely dangerous. Mold has short term health effects as well as long term effects. Different types of mold cause different health issues and it is important to be careful. Mold release spores which cause a variety of issues including allergic reactions. This is why it is essential to take precaution. You have to protect yourself at all costs.
Thin layers including disposable masks are not enough. Wear clothes that you can throw away after. Mold can travel between clothes and stick to them in the washing machine, so better to throw them away. Goggles and gloves are also a must. Protective eye gear will prevent a lot of health issues. Again, we advise throwing away the goggles and gloves to entirely get rid of the mold.
You will need a few items before you start this process. You will need household bleach, cheap fans (that you can throw away), brushes, rags, gloves and disinfectants. Baking soda, vinegar, detergent, borox and hydrogen peroxide are also items you will need.
After you have gotten all the right items and prepped your clothing and gear, you are ready to start the process. Start by identifying the mold. Look thoroughly at the wall, vents and the drywall. You will need to cut through the wall to find the root cause of the mold. Use the bleach to identify the mold. After that is done, use the cleaning ingredients you got from before and scrub away at the mold. Then, dry the surface and wait for the surface to completely dry so mold cannot grow again.
Should You Do Mold Remediation Yourself?
Even though you can do it, the real question is should you do mold remediation by yourself. The short answer is no. Here’s why. The steps are long, and they require careful precision. If you miss even a little bit of the mold, there is a high chance it will grow again. Moreover, you have to be extremely careful with your health. Exposure to mold can be very harmful. After the remediation process, there are still steps to go. Likely, the drywall will be damaged after the process. That will need to be replaced along with the other areas of mold damage. All in all, it is a very long and complicated process that can go wrong at any step of the way. The best bet is to contact your local restoration service so they can handle the process professionally! This ensures not having to call them later in the process if things go awry, and spending more money trying to fix the damage.
Contact Ram Restoration for your needs! We will help your mold remediation go smoothly.