When You Really Need To Have Mold Professionally Removed

Posted on: 2 February 2022

Removing a little mold from around a sink, or even from a wall, is not terribly hard. Give it a wipe-down with bleach water, let it dry, and you're probably okay. However, there are definitely times when you should not DIY mold removal and should instead rely on a mold remediation team. Here are the situations in which you should absolutely call the pros.

The mold keeps growing back.

If you keep treating a spot of mold but it always comes back afterwards, this is probably because there is more hidden mold that you're not treating. For example, you may be cleaning mold off the wall surface, but there's also hidden mold on the other side of the wall. So, the mold you clear away keeps growing back from this larger mold patch. A professional mold remediation contractor can figure out where the hidden mold is, and then they can get rid of it permanently. 

The mold is due to flooding.

If the mold you have is due to any sort of flooding, you should have it cleaned up professionally. This advice applies whether the flood waters came from outside or inside the home. In other words, you should have mold due to plumbing breaks and storm flooding professionally addressed. Why is this so important? Well, when a home floods, the water often penetrates materials like drywall and flooring. If these surfaces are not properly dried out, they will just keep growing mold. Drying them out often requires special equipment, like industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Professional mold remediation companies have this equipment and will use it to not only get rid of your mold, but keep it from growing back.

You're feeling sick.

Some species of mold are more likely to make homeowners feel sick than others. And some people are more prone to illness than others when exposed to mold. In any case, if you're already feeling sick around the mold, you should not spend more time around that mold in order to clean it up. Play it safe, and leave the cleanup to the professionals, who have the gear to stay safe and clean during their work.

Mold cleanup isn't always easy. If you find yourself in any of the situations above, call a professional mold remediation team rather than attempting to DIY the work. Professionals are paid for their work for a reason; they do a good job!