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Do I Really Need Mold Remediation? (The Answer Is Yes!)

Published August 14th, 2020 by Devteam

It only takes 24 hours for mold to grow in your home after a flood. After a week, mold spores will spread across your entire house.

Once the mold covers more than 10 square feet, it's time to bring in a professional. The risk of exposure and spreading the mold isn't worth it. Mold remediation is the safest way to banish mold from your home. 

Mold removal technicians will find mold in places you never thought to check. They know how to prevent mold from invading your whole home. 

Still not completely convinced you need to hire a mold removal team? Here are a few more reasons why you should hire a professional mold remediation company.

Black Mold Can Harm Your Family

25 million Americans suffer from asthma. Chances are someone in your family or a close friend is affected by asthma.

The mold in the laundry room that you think isn't a big problem? It can cause serious asthma attacks for those with weakened lungs. 

Mold exposure may also cause:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sore throat
  • Irritated eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Skin rash

These problems happen to everyone exposed to mold in some degree. The severity of the reactions is worse for people allergic to mold. 

Mold Causes Permanent Structure Damage

Homeowners living in humid climates need to be aware of the damage mold does to a home. Riverside and the surrounding cities average 65% humidity all year long. Mold thrives in environments over 50% humidity. 

If you don't use an HVAC system to keep the humidity around 45%, mold will invade your home.

Mold eats building materials like:

  • Floorboards
  • Wooden wall studs
  • Wallpaper
  • Drywall
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Carpet

Once mold sets into these materials, it's difficult to remove. Things like wall studs aren't easy to clean and require a mold removal technician to do it right.

How to Get Rid of Mold the Right Way

The DIY mold removal may not be the wisest choice. Commercial cleaners contain a lot of water. Instead of killing the mold in your bathroom, you end up feeding it instead.

In the process, you've also exposed yourself to mold spores. The spores hitch a ride on your clothes and end up in the damp laundry room. Now there's mold growing in your laundry room.

Save yourself the headache and call in a mold remediation company

When the technicians arrive, they'll isolate the contaminated room. Any moldy porous materials are thrown away. The last step uses two chemicals to kill mold on hard surfaces and in the air.

Banish Mold and Protect Your Family

By keeping your home mold-free, you'll improve the indoor air quality. Your family members with asthma will thank you for the clean air.

Do you suspect there is hidden mold in your walls? Have you noticed a damp smell in the basement but can't find the mold? It's time to make a mold remediation appointment.

American Emergency Restoration & Reconstructive Services is here to help. We've served Riverside County and the surrounding areas since 2012. Our knowledgeable specialists are ready to tackle the mold in your home.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 

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