Mold Removal vs Remediation

Did you know that mold spores exist naturally just about everywhere you look. So if you are looking for “mold removal” in the Reno-Sparks area it’s important to know that ALL traces of mold can not be removed.

It is not possible. And you wouldn’t want to remove them anyway. Mold spores help to break down biodegradable materials.

Without mold we wouldn’t have penicillin!

Mold remediation is more like what you are looking for if you have a mold growth problem in your home.

Do I Really Need Mold Remediation?

Even though mold is your friend and it’s not possible to remove it from your life and home, there are types of mold that can be bad for your health. The problem is when certain types of mold start to overgrow.

This excessive growth of mold in your home can start to cause health problems and should be handled right away by a qualified mold remediation professional in the Reno-Sparks area.

Signs You Need Mold Remediation

If you have black mold growing on your walls it’s easy to see that you have a mold problem. The real issue is when the mold is growing inside of your walls or in your air conditioning unit.

If you’ve recently had a leak in your house that caused an indoor flood then you will want to consider having a mold specialist check to see if you have mold overgrowth. Mold can start to grow within 72 hours of a flooding event in your home.

Do you smell a funny smell?

Do you smell something in a certain part of your home that you can’t find the source of? Not all mold causes a smell when it starts to grow but a funny and unrecognized smell can indicate that you may have a mold issue in your house.

Health Symptoms Might Be a Sign of Mold:

The presence of mold in your home can trigger your body to have symptoms of other illnesses that you may not be aware of. Breathing in mold spores can cause a variety of illnesses including:

  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Nasal & sinus congestion
  • Difficulty breathing

The problem with these symptoms is that they are very much the same as symptoms you can have from a common cold or other diseases like Covid-19.

Can You Remove Mold Yourself?

It’s estimated that 4 out of 10 homes in the United States. It’s not recommended to try and remove mold yourself because if you don’t know what you are properly doing you will not be able to properly remove the mold.

Can You Remediate Black Mold?

There are procedures you can take to remove black mold yourself if you are feeling brave. Due to the health issues that black mold can cause it is recommended that you seek the help of a mold specialist to come to your home to remove black mold though.

If you suspect that there is an overgrowth of mold in your home or you’ve had an event like a water leak that can cause mold overgrowth call us today to learn more.

Mold overgrowth in your home can lead to health issues and damage to your home of not treated properly and swiftly!