Here in the Northwest we live in wet and damp conditions for most of the year. Mold thrives in these conditions and black mold removal is a common concern in the Northwest.
Mold is not only a nuisance, it can cause major health concerns. Yes, it can blacken grout lines in your shower, discolor drywall and show up as black spots on your siding and deck. But, it can also release microscopic spores that cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating, even lethal, odors.
When thinking about mold and black mold removal you should consider whether to bring in a professional or do it yourself. Here are few tips you should consider in dealing with black mold removal.
Tip 1: Identify the type of mold present in your home. Most mold is a black powder-like substance. Mold in showers and bathrooms is easy to identify and treat as it is visibly growing on a cleanable surface. It is common to kill this type of mold when cleaning our bathrooms.
Mold growing inside walls, ceilings or attics, however, is much harder to find. Most times you won’t even notice mold in your walls or ceilings until you look to sell, start renovating or family members become noticeably ill.
Black mold in a wall, ceiling, or HVAC duct is far more potent than bathroom mold and can cause you to become seriously ill if it is airborne and inhaled.
The key is to act quickly when mold is identified so that it does not get worse and cause health issues in your home.
Tip 2: First and foremost address the leaks and areas of condensation that are causing the mold issue. Mold cannot grow in a dry environment. So, no matter how well you clean up an area, it will continue to visit until you fix the root of the issue.
The problem could be related to areas of your home that are regularly flooded, leaking plumbing or leaky roofs. It is vitally important to find out where the water issue is in your home and take corrective steps to fix the problem.
Tip 3: Cleaning mold spores with bleach will not solve the problem. Often you will read on the internet that common bleach will treat mold. Actually, however, you will find that in most cases, bleach can regrow and regenerate the mold.
Certain types of household mold can be hazardous to human health. Exposure can make you sick. Contact Crawl Pros today if you have mold in your home and you’re unsure of how to remove it!
Tip 4: Leave it to the professionals when it comes to black mold removal in your home.
The Crawl Pros Black Mold Removal Method
Crawl Pros starts its mold removal process by ensuring your home is protected by isolating the contaminated area. We start by installing a temporary 6 mil polyethylene sheeting in the area to prevent mold spores from traveling to other areas of the house.
Then, we install a negative air pressure fan and hose to draw mold contaminants from the mold infested area.
To remove the mold spores we use a soda blasting technique to “sand blast” the moldy areas with high pressure air and baking soda. We use baking soda because it is safe, non-toxic and great alternative to the harsh chemicals sometimes used by other companies to remove mold.
Once the mold is safely removed we spray on an anti-microbial natural water base solution to ensure the mold does not grow back on the surface.
Mold issues can be solved in your home. The Crawl Pros mold removal process is effective, safe and affordable. Contact us today at 866-673-9626 for a no-cost evaluation and estimate.