There’s Mold in My Home – Now What?
After looking for warning signs, you’ve discovered mold in your home. Don’t panic, it happens to all of us at some point. In fact, a recent study showed that almost all homes have some level of mold in them at any given time, so you may not have a major problem on your hands. But still, what do you do next? If you’re unsure what to do when you’ve found mold in your home, keep reading below.
Invest in tests
You might be wondering why you need to invest in professional mold testing when you are absolutely sure it’s mold you found in your home. The reason is fairly simple – you need to know how bad it is. Those expensive tests may seem unnecessary, but they can tell you accurate information regarding how much mold is in every room of your home. With this information, you’ll be able to make a proper game plan in regards to how to remove it.
Hire a mold remediation company
Cleaning mold and mildew is not as simple as you’d expect. Therefore, you need to hire a mold remediation company to help fix the mold problem once you’ve had testing done and determined it’s serious. Before hiring just anyone, though, make sure to do lots of research and look at the following criteria:
Are they legit?
First of all, make sure that you’re hiring a legit company. A lot of scam artists will take advantage of mold season in the spring and fall to con you into hiring them. Once they have your money, they’ll ghost you and make the mold remediation process that much worse for you. Always make sure they’re a legit company with a website, lots of reviews, and a BBB rating.
Are they licensed?
Next, check to see that the company is licensed for mold remediation. While they may have experience repairing after mold and mildew damage, being licensed to clean it up in the first place is a different story.
Are they experienced?
Finally, ensure that the company you’re interested in is highly experienced in mold remediation. While it may seem simple, there are plenty of steps and proper protocol to follow for mold damage repair. Having experience in the field will help you rest assured that your home is in great hands.
Keep an eye out for more mold
Once you’ve hired a company and they’ve taken care of your mold problem, you should be keeping an eye out for it in the future.
Once a month, you should check wet, dark places in your home. Look for anything that may potentially cause mold to grow and keep a careful eye on it. Popular places to look include your washer (especially along the door and soap dispenser), your faucets and tubs, your windows, basements/crawl spaces, etc. Clean up any mold or mildew you see once it starts growing and if you find something alarming, call someone right away.
Ask the professionals
Want to learn more about the mold remediation process? At Allied 24/7 Restoration, we are licensed experts and know all about cleaning mold and mildew. We can help you through the entire process of mold discovery and mold remediation so you can get back to living your life.
Give us a call today, let’s get you and your home healthy and happy again!