If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (877) 469-7776

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Mold… DIY project or Call SERVPRO?

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Professional mold removal in Pomona, CA... Once the kitchen cabinetry was removed, visible mold was revealed for proper cleanup to begin.

In seeking a DIY Mold Removal plan on the internet you will discover a variety of ways proposing how to personally rid your home of mold. A common misconception is to spray it with a bleach solution to kill the mold, but it is just not that simple.

The EPA offers a link of helpful mold facts along with a section of ‘Frequently asked questions about mold’. It addresses how using a chemical or biocide is NOT recommended because while the solution may kill the spore, even dead mold may still cause allergic reactions in some. Mold MUST be removed. In many situations the mold may not be visible until the wall or surface is opened/removed as typically mold grows inside wall cavities as opposed to the painted surface of drywall or begins on the back of a wood piece.

One thing to be cautious about with DIY projects where mold is concerned is proper protection for yourself. There are some things, such as mold removal, that are best left to the experts.

SERVPRO of West Covina are the mold removal experts. Our certified mold technicians are concerned about your safety and take steps to protect themselves. We use respiratory engineering controls which means a full face mask with HEPA filter cartridges for each technician. This properly protects the respiratory system as well as the eyes which can be adversely affected by mold spores.

The next item of concern which SERVPRO can aid in is protection of the environment where the mold is found. Simply opening up a wall can disperse millions of microscopic mold spores throughout the living environment. Especially if any ventilation is being provided through air conditioning or by merely walking through the contaminated areas. Proper abatement procedures involve setting up protection barriers so that mold spores will not spread throughout the rest of the house. Negative air pressure through the use of a HEPA rated negative air device (shown in image above) is the only way to properly protect your home from spores being released outside of a legitimate or air-tight containment.

An over saturation of mold in your home can definitely pose a health risk. Handling it yourself is not recommended. Mold removal should be performed by someone who is both properly trained and genuinely respects your home and health. Review the EPA & IICRC guidelines and contact us for an inspection. Allow SERVPRO to create a plan of action so there are no regrets to deal with later.

Ready to Rescue... 626.960.9145

Other News

View Recent Posts