Anything is possible if you call the right professionals in to handle it. Mold damage isn’t any different – however, it depends on how quickly you find the issue and respond to it.
It’s important to understand that the majority of home insurance policies do not include mold damage so if you experience serious mold damage you won’t have insurance to fall back on when it comes to clean up costs and repairing or replacing your possessions. This is why it’s so important to walk your home regularly to find small leaks or issues as soon as possible. Proactive maintenance costs are always going to be lower than those costs that come after the damage has been done.
If you’re a tenant you should do this exercise to protect yourself, while landlords should arrange to do this as often as allowed to avoid liability. If you’re a homeowner who lives in your home then this is something that you should be doing regularly anyway, including checking the attic, basement, and any crawlspaces you may have. Finding a small crack before it becomes a big problem will save you in the long run.
Contact A Mold Remediation Company
A mold remediation company will come and remove any and all presence of mold from your home, whether it’s in the walls, ceiling, or even the crawl space. Additionally, you will receive practical advice on how best to ensure the problem is fully eradicated. It’s important that the source of moisture is found and contained as this is what is fueling the mold growth. Moisture is its food and as long as it can still eat it will continue to multiply and spread.
While it’s tempting to tackle the removal yourself, a mold remediation company has trained technicians that are skilled in removing the damage safely and properly. They will ensure that it has been removed properly.
Additionally, they can tell you whether the damage in certain areas is too severe and more work will be required. For example, if mold has managed to penetrate a wall and there is no way to properly clean it you will need to repair or replace the wall to remove every trace of mold.
When you’re picking through your possessions trying to decide which is too damaged to keep and what can be saved, remember that just because you can’t see the mold doesn’t mean it hasn’t penetrated the surface of your things.
Mattresses are a good example of this, if your beds have been exposed to mold the safest thing to do is get rid of them altogether and replace them. This can be a costly exercise, which is why it’s so important to act as soon as you first spot a mold problem. Given the chance to multiply mold will spread throughout your home and infiltrate everything it can. Carpet, drapes, and upholstery are a few other items that are highly porous which means even if you have cleaned them there is every chance mold is still present within the structure of the item.
Rather than try to fix the problem yourself, give us a call and we’ll come out and take care of it for you.