Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jacksonville Florida Mold Remediation When To Hire A Professional Mold Removal Service?

By Jonathan Peterson

For those who have allergies and other illnesses mold can affect the feasibility of living in your own home, let alone the value of your property on Jacksonville Florida. Knowing when you should attempt to remove mold on your own or when to contact a professional service will be determined by the size of your problem.

If you think you may need to clean mold from your property, or are unsure if you have a mild or mildew problem, you may first want to check the damp areas of your house. This includes any drains, pipes, cellars, or basement areas. Leaks or moisture in these areas can possibly lead to mold or mildew growth. Hidden leaks inside your walls may even produce mold. Outside leaks, like those around windows, vents, or flashing can also harbor mold and mildew. Any place with condensation, such as under water heating jackets, can also be a place where mold may take root.

Unsure whether you have a problem with mold there are some choices you can make. The first step is to determine whether or not you have mold. If you feel you may be a victim and you are unsure, contact a professional mold remediation service, or you can attempt to remove the mold yourself. It can be difficult to remove mold, remediation can be an arduous task, but either way mold removal should not be put off. The situation will worsen so be sure to check any spots where the possibility of mold may develop, or has already formed. There are tools, that may help to find trouble areas, such as moisture detectors. You can use home kits that you put together yourself or buy already prepared mold test kits, or use a solution of diluted bleach to check suspect spots. The bleach solution will either turn the mold white very fast, check the area in a few days as the mold can come back to darken the same spot again after cleaning in a few days. Once you have positively determined mold is a problem in your house, after the area has been dried you can try to use an antimicrobial spray.

Are you still unsure about cleaning your property yourself, how to do it, or if you actually have mold and mildew in hidden areas? Then it may be possible (and the best option) for you to hire professionals to test and inspect your home. If they find that mold and mildew is present within the walls, or anywhere on your property, they can offer you information or further options about cleaning, prevention, and causation.

You can always find and attempt to clean the mold and mildew yourself, but you may not be able to find it all, identify all possible problem spots in your home, or even know the root causes. Not addressing root causes just means that mold and mildew will come back, again. The cycle must then start all over, with you inspecting, testing, and cleaning the area in question. Only a professional or inspector can help you address the root cause of mold and mildew in your particular home. Services from a professional ensure you that your home will be safe from both mold and mildew for years to come, and that any existing mold and mildew will be dealt with properly the first time.

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  1. Mould Removal Process - The moisture inside the house should not be dried prior to removal of the mould as the air movers will promote the spreading of the mould spores.