What to Expect When You Hire a Mold Remediation Expert
Mold in your home is no laughing matter. Aside from the unsightliness of visible mold, there is often even more mold hidden inside your walls that must be professionally removed for the sake of your family’s health.
Before you begin to remove the mold, two things must happen. First, you must determine the full extent of the mold problem and damage. This means conducting tests to find out what kind of mold you have in your home (as this will determine safety precautions that must be made) and to determine where the mold in your home is. A mold expert will take air samples and surface samples throughout your home to determine this.
Second, you must find the cause of the mold and address that before moving forward with remediation. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in an endless cycle of new mold growth and remediation.
Repair and Prevent Damage Causing Mold
In general, mold inside the home is caused by leaks or condensation and/or poor ventilation. Investing in a whole house fan or attic fan is a great way to address the problem and prevent mold from happening as it draws moisture out of these hidden spaces and vents it outside of your home.
Roof leaks and leaky pipes and faucets hidden in your walls are also common sources of mold problems to consider too. Repair leaks, repair damage, install the fans mentioned above, and then remediate the mold.
Works with You to Create a Mold Removal Plan
Depending on the type of mold you have in your home and the scope of the damage your mold remediation could be a simple process that you can do on your own with the right guidance from the professional or one that requires substantial help with specialized tools and equipment.
Your expert should discuss your problem and work with you to come up with the appropriate plan of action designed to protect your home and your family. He should also discuss your insurance situation to help you determine whether or not your homeowner’s insurance might cover the damage to your home.
Cleanup and remediation for mold can be a costly and emotionally devastating process as you uncover the full scale of its destruction. Prevention is the best cure. If you do not have a whole house fan or attic fan in your home, consider making that investment today. Call us WholeHouseFan.com at 1.888.229.5757 to learn more. It’s a small investment when compared to the costs of mold remediation.