Dangers of DIY Mold Removal

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Why You Shouldn’t Remove Mold

These days, a lot of people rely mostly on the internet and do-it-yourself videos on social media sites like YouTube and Instagram to show them how to do a project. However, when it comes to mold removal, you should always call a professional to remove it for you.

Not only is it a general rule to never touch mold with your hands, unless you’re a professional, but you also won’t always know what type of mold is growing in your home and the correct way to remove it. Here are some of the dangers you could face by choosing to DIY getting rid of mold in your home.

1. You Don’t Know What Type of Mold You’re Removing

Mostly everyone has some idea of what mold looks like. We know that there are different types of mold that can grow in different areas of your home, but you may not always know exactly what type of mold is growing.

It can be difficult to distinguish between the different types of mold and there are different ways each type of mold can be removed. Some molds require a certain chemical and technique for removal that your household cleaner won’t completely get rid of. If you’re removing it yourself, you may not have the right tools and chemicals to remove the mold.

2. You Can Contaminate Your HVAC System

Unless you’re a professional, you could potentially contaminate your HVAC system if you don’t have all of the mold removed thoroughly. Mold can spread throughout your house and cause serious health problems if it’s not addressed correctly and efficiently.

If you’re unsure if you removed all of the mold correctly, you should always call a professional to do the job for you.

3. You Failed to Call an Expert to Examine the Mold

Bypassing professional health can cost you and your family’s health down the road. Always call a professional for help with examining and removing any type of mold in your home, no matter how harmless you think it is.

Our team at Cut N Dry Restoration can remove mold from your home and sanitize the area for you to reduce the chances of mold growing later in the future. Call our experts today at (909) 829-5002 to schedule an appointment to examine your home for mold.

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