What To Do If You Suspect You Have A Mold Problem In Your Home

Mold can be a problem if you have standing water or a leak somewhere that is leaving areas of your home wet. Ignoring the mold and allowing it to grow will create an extremely unhealthy environment for you and your family, so if you suspect you have a mold issue, it is essential that you have your home inspected. 

Mold Inspections

Mold inspections are vital if you find mold in places like under your sink or on the walls behind toilets and other areas of your home. Hiring a mold testing service and having them inspect the home will help you determine if you have a dangerous variety in the house and if it has spread to other parts of the home.

The mold testing service will check common areas like the bathroom, kitchen, and basement of the home, and often they will check the attic as well. Anywhere in the house that can have moist, dark areas is a prime spot for the mold to grow and should be checked during the inspection. 

Mold Removal

If the mold testing service finds dangerous mold in your home, you will need to have a professional mold remediation service remove and dispose of it properly. The mold testing service might be certified to remove as well as test for mold, but if they are not, they can typically refer you to someone that will deal with removal. 

While some mold types are safe to remove on your own, it is never a good idea to attempt any mold removal without having a mold testing service check it for you. Some everyday molds appear in small amounts that are okay to clean up with household cleaners, but if you are not sure what you are dealing with, don't risk it. 

The mold remediation crew will isolate the mold in your home and use some very specific fungicides to treat the areas where the mold is growing to keep it from returning. Still, it is good to check the area periodically to ensure the mold has not come back. You may need to leave the home during the mold removal process so that you and your family are not exposed to any spores or contaminants in the air. 

Air Quality Testing

After the mold has been removed from your home, the mold testing service can test the air in the house to ensure there are no harmful particles left behind. The air quality testing will ensure that it is safe for you and your family to return to the home and verify that the removal contractor did the job correctly. 

Contact a mold testing service for more information.