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Why Mold Remediation Isn’t a DIY Fix


There are some jobs that just shouldn’t be done by homeowners or anyone who isn’t specially trained. Mold remediation is one of those tasks.

We offer mold remediation in Orlando, FL and have spotted several different DIY attempts at fixing the problem before contacting us. That’s the inspiration for this blog post.

Let’s go over all the reasons that you shouldn’t tackle this on your own based on some examples we’ve seen.

Don’t Cover Mold With Paint

Mold isn’t a stain on the wall that you can just paint over and hope that it goes away. Painting over it doesn’t “trap” the mold in any capacity. It may cover a surface area of the mold spores, but that’s as far as that goes.

Also, using mold-resistant paint (which is a thing) doesn’t negate existing mold. Mold-resistant paint does its best to prevent the growth of new mold, but it won’t kill mold that’s already in place.

All it takes is a small amount of spores in the background to continue spreading throughout your home. Painting over it is never the solution.

Sometimes You Can Actually Make it Worse

Professional mold remediation specialists know how these spores work, how they spread, and all about them on a deep level. They’re certified for a reason.

If you try to DIY mold remediation on your own, it’s likely that you’ll accidentally spread the spores and make the problem worse. It’s a very easy mistake to make.

You run the risk of infecting other areas of your home and making the issue grow at an exponential rate. This is one task where you should call professionals right from the start.

Cleaning Isn’t Enough

It would be nice to think that after you scrubbed away any visible mold, it’s just gone now. But that’s not the case.

You can’t see every single spore. And as we’ve said, it doesn’t take much for these spores to multiply and become a bigger problem.

The problem here isn’t your efforts. It’s that when you think the job is done, it could very well not be. Then you’re not checking for new mold growth, and it’s given the perfect environment to thrive.

Using the Wrong Chemical Cleaners

Everyone thinks that if you douse it in bleach, it will die. Mold on the surface does fall victim to bleach, but what about on more porous surfaces?

Bleach can’t get everywhere that mold can hide if you have wallpaper, carpets, or any other multi-layer surface that can hide mold spores.

It’s easy to use the wrong chemicals for the job. It’s important to make sure you get rid of mold right away without any possibility of it thriving after being chemically treated.

Always Call for Mold Remediation Services

There’s a reason that so few companies are certified in mold remediation. It’s not only difficult, but it’s a dangerous job.

Now that you know all the ways that mold remediation services help and why DIY efforts may just make the issue worse, do yourself a favor and call the professionals to get the job done.

Contact English Air Inc. today to set up mold remediation services as soon as possible.

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