This is a very common questions that is regularly search on the internet. In certain cases, yes, mold can be cleaned up by yourself, however, you should consult with a professional first to make sure that it is safe for you to do.
Surface mold is the most common type of mold that is usually safe for you to clean yourself. It tends to be whitish-gray in colour and is fuzzy looking (not embedded in the wall). Surface mold is typically found on;
If you are cleaning up mold yourself, after you have checked with a professional, there are certain precautions you need to take before you begin. This will ensure that you, your family, co-workers and pets are protected from mold cross containmination throughout your home and property.
Do not attempt mold cleanup on your own if:
In all of the cases mentioned, a mold cleanup needs to be performed by certified and experienced Mold Removal Company. Please Do not attempt to cleanup mold on your own if there are children, Elderly People or people with immune deficiencies occupying the space. These individuals have the highest risk for health problems associated with mould and extreme precautions need to be taken. In some cases, and Industrial Hygienist needs to be involved to ensure that all elevated mold levels are brought back to safe breathing conditions.
Caution needs to be taken when attempting a mold cleanup and removing moldy materials. When it comes to mould; what you see isn’t always what you get. You may start removing moldy drywall and moldy materials and realize there is a much bigger mold problem then you had originally thought. In this event, seal off the contaminated area and contact a mold expert immediately.
If the mold is a result of a sewage backup or contaminated water a certified mold and water restoration company needs to be contacted to remove, cleanup and discard affected materials properly. This form of mold can be extremely harmful to ones health and you need to ensure the area is disinfected completely and no cross-contamination occurs.
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