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It can be confusing to know what to do if you find mold in your home. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of common questions people have about mold and our mold removal services. If you have any other additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Can I remove the mold on my own?

Certain types of mold growth can be removed using basic tools and cleaning chemicals. However, it’s a good idea to get the growth examined first, as different kinds of mold require different kinds of treatments, and improper removal techniques can allow the mold to spread to additional parts of your home.

How do you get rid of the mold?

After the type (or types) of mold growth has been identified, we’ll come to your house and use our specialized equipment and chemicals to take care of the problem. Before we start cleaning up, we’ll contain the area and use air scrubbers to make sure that the spores don’t spread any further.

What causes mold growth?

Mold almost always starts growing as the result of water damage somewhere in your home. Leaking pipes, flooded basements, and rain damage can all cause mold to start growing. Once it takes hold, mold can grow pretty much anywhere, including in your ceiling, behind your walls, and in your carpeting.

Why hire a restoration company to remove mold?

While there are some mold types you can clean up yourself, it’s safer to hire a restoration company to completely remove the mold and make sure it doesn’t come back. Some types of mold can be dangerous to clean up, and restoration companies have the equipment necessary to safely clean up and repair any damage.

What are the signs mold is growing in my home?

Usually you can see mold growing in your home, but there are a few other signs of mold you can look for:

  • A musty or damp odor
  • Discolored walls, ceilings, baseboards, or flooring
  • Fresh food spoils faster
  • Coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms
  • High humidity and moisture
  • A water leak that wasn’t fixed

Is mold toxic?

Mold itself is not toxic, however, it can produce mycotoxins, which are toxic. If you are exposed to mycotoxins for extended periods of time, you may find yourself with a number of cold-like symptoms that don’t go away.

What are the symptoms of being around mold?

Certain types of mold can cause a number of cold-like symptoms when you’re exposed to them for extended periods of time, including:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aggravated asthma

Can you clean up mold with bleach?

While you can clean up mold with bleach, we wouldn’t recommend it. Bleach will successfully kill and remove mold on non-porous surfaces, but it does not soak into porous surfaces, like drywall and wood, leaving spores in your home that can easily grow back.

How do you prevent mold?

There are a number of things you can do to prevent mold from growing in or around your property. You can:

  • Keep your home properly ventilated.
  • Dry clothes immediately after washing them
  • Dehumidify if necessary
  • Repair any water damage immediately

You can learn more about cleaning up mold and preventing it here.

Where can I learn more about mold?

If you want to learn more about mold, such as common places mold can be found growing in your home, check out our complete guide to mold! You can also contact us for any questions you have about our mold removal and remediation services.


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