If you have or suspect you have mold in your home, do not attempt to remove it yourself.
Mold can present serious hazards to you, your family, and even any pets living inside your home. It also poses a threat to your home’s structural integrity. It is important that you do not remove mold yourself, as this can easily cause the mold to become airborne, which increases the hazardous environment in your home.
Professional mold removal services are essential for properly and safely removing mold at its source. Proper removal of mold prevents you and anyone else in your home from becoming exposed to further risks. Household cleaners such as bleach cannot kill mold and can even make the mold more difficult for professional mold removal technicians to detect; therefore, it is very important that you do not touch or otherwise attempt to handle the mold on your own, as this will make it more difficult to control and remove for professional technicians later on.
There are countless species of mold, and most mold species can grow either inside or outside the home. Although mold typically thrives in moist and damp environments, it can be particularly stubborn and can even thrive in harsh environments.
Is Mold toxic?
Many types of mold are toxic. Toxic molds produce a substance known as mycotoxins, which can trigger asthma attacks, respiratory problems, and other health concerns. People with pre-existing respiratory problems are at a higher risk for reactions; however, toxic mold can also cause and irritate respiratory problems in previously healthy people. Mycotoxins are also associated with other health problems such as memory loss and severe lung issues in the elderly and young children.
Mold is not limited to the area in which it inhabits. Mold particles can accumulate on various items and objects throughout a home, which are then inhaled by the people or animals inside, causing irritation and health problems.
El Paso’s Professional Mold Removal Services
Professional mold removal services are required to safely and completely deal with a mold problem. Household cleaners and solutions, such as bleach, do not kill mold and in some cases can make the problem worse. By hiring Lariat Restoration, you will get experienced technicians that know how to safely and properly deal with mold on your property.
You will also need to take steps to control indoor mold growth in your home such as:
- Eliminating sources of moisture in your home including fixing water leaks and similar issues
- Reduce your home’s indoor humidity by ventilating bathrooms frequently, using dryers, and eliminating moisture-generating sources. You can also use exhaust fans when cleaning, dishwashing, and cooking to reduce mold.
- Clean and dry anything indoor that is damp or wet within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold from growing.
- Replace any mold absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles since mold may grow inside.
Remember, if you spot mold in your home or suspect mold may be hiding in your home, contact the trusted source in restoration, Lariat Restoration, today at 915-595-FIRE. We are available to help 24/7.
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