It is far safer to call a mold removal specialist than take a risk by attempting it yourself.
With the plethora of DIY mold removal videos online, you might be tempted to attempt this task on your own if you find mold in your West Des Moines, Iowa home. Here at AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we want to caution you about the potential dangers of not calling a mold removal specialist.
The first thing to know is that the majority of recommended home remedies do not work and that there is a large potential for the mold to return, even if you are successful at removing it. A mold removal specialist doesn’t just remove the mold. They also investigate why the mold colony was so happy there and discuss steps to avoid inviting mold back.
The second thing to know is that if you have mold that you see, there is also the potential for there to be other mold colonies that you don’t. A mold removal specialist will thoroughly inspect your home to determine if there are other areas that need to be addressed. If desired because you have family members who are highly susceptible to mold, we can conduct mold testing to rule out high levels of mold spores.
The last thing to know is that some mold is highly dangerous and if not removed by a mold removal specialist, you could not only disperse it further into your home, but also make everyone in your home quite ill. While the majority of mold species are not this hazardous, it isn’t worth the risk to handle it yourself and find out after the fact that you should have called a mold removal specialist.
If you would like to know more about our services and what to expect when a mold removal specialist comes to your home, feel free to give us a call.
Common Questions About Hiring a Mold Removal Specialist
Mold is the last thing you want to deal with as a homeowner. But unfortunately, mold is a common problem in many houses with moisture issues. If you need the help of a mold removal specialist, the following FAQs can give you more information about what you need to know.
What are some common signs of mold?
You may have a mold problem if you can see visible signs of mold or if you see signs of warping, cracking, and peeling on your walls or flooring. You may also have mold if you have noticeable symptoms that resemble allergies when you are in a certain area of your house.
Why should I hire a professional?
If you try to remove the mold on your own, you may not get it all. If this happens, the mold is more likely to come back and damage your home in the future.
How do you make sure the mold doesn’t come back?
Our mold removal specialists are incredibly thorough and use state-of-the-art systems to effectively remove problematic mold. We also identify the source of the moisture intrusion, so you can fix it and prevent mold outbreaks in the future.
How can you prevent mold?
The main thing you can do is prevent moisture buildup in your home. Check regularly for leaks, invest in proper ventilation systems, and be on the lookout for the signs of mold.
How do I set up an appointment?
Setting up an appointment with us is easy! You can give us a call or fill out the form on our website to get started.
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