HOME MOLD REMEDIATION IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
If your home has recently been flooded or exposed to excess moisture levels due to condensation or an unusually humid climate, it may be in your best interests to call in a specialist to make sure mold hasn’t taken up residence in any part of your house. When you choose Colorado Mold Services for your home mold remediation needs, you’ll benefit from our extensive knowledge, expertise, and dedication to our work. We proudly serve clients in Greater Colorado Springs.
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Once we’ve established a positive test for mold, we’ll do everything in our power to get rid of it. Inhaling mold spores has the potential to cause a variety of health problems, so we may encourage you to stay with a relative or in a hotel room until your home is safe again. If the infestation is in a prominently visible area such as the exterior of a wall, we’ll be glad to give some recommendations for how to conceal any cosmetic damage the mold has left in its wake.
Colorado Mold Services is an excellent choice when you’re in need of home mold remediation in Colorado and Minnesota. Contact us today for more information.
We are often asked the question, “If I have mold, can I clean it up myself or do I need to hire a professional mold remediation specialist?”
The answer is that sometimes you may be able to do it yourself and in some cases, you shouldn’t.
It really depends on the type(s) of mold, the aggregate amount of colonization and size of the area. If you have less then 10 square feet of molds that are a type 1 allergen, generally these can be cleaned by the average homeowner using a detergent solution.
In order to determine what type of mold you have, it is recommended to first have the proper sampling and laboratory testing performed by a qualified company.
It is not recommended individuals untrained in bio-containment abatement procedures attempt to perform household mold remediation on molds with an aggregate area of contamination of 10 square feet or more (regardless of the type), or on those molds, (regardless of area), which are considered to be toxic or pathogens.
Cleaning mold can be more dangerous than you realize. Consult a trained professional for black mold removal.
Homeowners performing any surface cleaning should observe proper safety precautions such as the use of surgical latex gloves, goggles, and a N95 rated mask. If using a weak bleach solution, never mix with any compound other than water. Whether in the house or with basement mold remediation, thoroughly dry the affected area(s).
Many molds can be both pathogenic and toxic to people and pets. To ensure your health and safety and the eliminate the spread of mold spores, it is recommended that you follow guidelines of an approved authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a good source. At the EPA website you can find both suggested guidelines and registered products to use as a mold remover.
Before any remediation can be successful, the first step is to identify and correct the source of water or moisture. If you don’t the mold will grow back.