Mold 101: Five Things to Know About Mold Remediation

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Mold is a common problem that can be difficult to address. From mold spores in the air to hidden mold growth behind walls, mold can be challenging to detect and clean. If you’re a homeowner, it’s empowering to know the basics so you can rest assured you and your loved ones stay safe from the potential hazards of mold growth.

Mold 101: Five Things to Know About Mold Remediation

Here are five things you should know about mold remediation:

  1. Mold is everywhere – There is no such thing as a mold-free home. Mold is a natural part of the earth’s ecosystem. It doesn’t need to be fully eradicated in your home (nor can it!) Rather, it needs to be kept within safe levels so it doesn’t harm you or your home.
  2. Know the signs of mold – Mold can present in various ways, including visible spots, fuzzy growths, or a musty smell. Any signs of water damage such as wall warping or water spots should be considered potential signs of mold growth, since the two often go hand-in-hand.
  3. Several variables factor into hazardous mold – Mold becomes hazardous depending on its quantity, type, and location in your home. However, any signs of mold need to be investigated and properly addressed.
  4. Dehumidifiers make a big difference – Mold thrives in damp environments. If your home has suffered water damage or your basement tends to have a humidity level of more than 50%, a dehumidifier can be an effective way to prevent excessive mold growth.
  5. Professional Mold Remediation vs. DIY – Mold removal is serious business. Certain types of mold in very small quantities are safe for DIYers to remove, assuming they don’t have conditions like asthma that might be more sensitive to mold spores. Professional mold remediation follows a protocol to ensure mold spores are properly removed and contained so they do not release into the air.

At Howell Healthy Homes, we offer a limited five-year guarantee on our mold remediation services. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.