Is It Safe to Remove Mold By Yourself?

While many people view Florida as ‘The Sunshine State,’ it’s also home to some of the most unpredictable weather patterns in the United States. It ranks in the top-five in rainfall in each year, is one of the more humid states in the US, and is home to just about every weather phenomena you can think of — including hurricanes, tornadoes, water spouts, floods, and more.

These crazy weather patterns mean Florida residents are prone to water damage inside their home or business pretty much year-round. And where there’s water, you have the possibility of mold, mildew, and much worse growing in the same areas where your family sleeps and your employees work.

Knowing how to properly and safely remove the move from the infected area is essential to keeping everyone healthy and free of unwanted diseases. Of course, the sooner the better because mold likes to grow and it likes to grow fast. That’s why you need the best mold remediation Sarasota FL has to offer.

How Dangerous is Mold?

Mold can be extremely dangerous, especially when exposed to it over a long period of time. With that being said, not all mold causes health concerns. Still, it’s important to treat all mold like it’s dangerous — just to be safe.

In addition to damaging your belongings and property, mold can present some serious health concerns at its worst. It can cause nasal and sinus congestion, respiratory issues, coughing, throat and skin irritation, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Some mold exposure has even been linked to asthma.

The longer you go without taking care of the mold, the more it will grow and present a larger threat to you and your family. It’s best to act fast the moment you suspect or detect mold in the home or office. Instead of panicking, simply contact your trusted mold remediation companies in Tampa.

Can You Remove It By Yourself?

Mold removal is a bit of a catch-22 because there’s no way to completely remove mold from any area in the home or office. In fact, mold is everywhere (both inside and outside) and only becomes a problem when the mold levels inside the home become intolerable — generally due to water damage or a flood.

When mold is encountered, there are two options — remediate the mold yourself or call a professional to do it. Both options work in certain scenarios, but you have to know when those scenarios are.

If the mold is infecting a small area (less than 10 squared feed), then you can likely disinfect the area yourself — if you follow specific protocols — without encountering any issues. If the infected area is larger than 10 square feet, then it’s best to call a professional.

In the event the problem returns, persists, or is happening frequently throughout the house, it could be due to a much larger problem than originally intended. The moment you notice it becoming a trend, contact a professional.

How to Clean Mold Yourself

If attempting to clean it yourself, please keep in mind anytime you scrub mold, you run the risk of the spores becoming airborne and cross-contaminating other areas of the home. You’ll also need to find the source of the mold or water damage in the home. Until you solve the underlying issue, the problem will continue to resurface and put you in harm’s way.

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When you want to ensure you and your family are safe, call a professional and they’ll have the necessary tools, experience, knowledge, and cleaning equipment to safely remediate, apply disinfectant, and remove the mold from the home.

At DriRite, we offer the best mold removal Riverview, FL has to offer. Water damage is a frequent threat to homeowners and it’s important to stay prepared for whatever nature has planned for you and your family that day.

If you came home to mold or walked into a massive amount of water damage, contact us immediately. We’ll send a professional out to your home or business immediately, that way we can ensure the issue gets better before it gets any worse.

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