Wherever there is moisture in your home, mold can appear. It could show up due to a known concern, such as a leaky roof or not enough ventilation in a bathroom, or you may have no idea why you have suddenly found it. Whatever the case is, you should proceed with caution before trying to address the problem. Here are Hazpro Environmental’s tips for what to do when you find mold in your home.
Get yourself treated for Health Concerns
It is important to keep yourself safe and healthy throughout the process. If you have noticed that you have developed a sore throat, itchy eyes, a headache, or any symptoms associated with allergies, see a doctor and mention to them that you have mold in your home. It’s best to get the symptoms treated sooner rather than later.
Bring in an Experienced Mold Remediation Specialist
Removing mold yourself without first getting it tested is risky. You don’t know what type of mold you’re dealing with or how big the problem really is, until you get someone who has extensive knowledge to look at it. Some mold removal companies will examine your mold problem for free, then give you options for how the mold could be dealt with. If it really is a small problem, they could even suggest to you that you remove it yourself–so you have little to lose by contacting a professional.
Address the Problem that Caused the Mold to Grow
Whatever the moisture problem is that caused the mold, it needs to have attention paid to it. This could be as simple as lowering your humidifier or as complex as getting your roof fixed. The problem will likely get worse as time goes on, so it’s worth it to step in.
Be Cautious whether you’re Removing the Mold or you’re Hiring Someone
The biggest concerns you should have with do-it-yourself mold removal are keeping yourself safe by wearing the right protective gear and preventing other parts of your home from getting contaminated. When it comes to hiring a professional for the job, you should read some online reviews and Better Business Bureau ratings ahead of time and get a quote from the chosen company before they begin.
Mold removal can be a smooth process if you follow these tips. We hope they are useful for you and welcome you to contact Hazpro Environmental today to get your free estimate, if you’re in the Victoria BC area.