DIY Mold Removal vs. Professional Mold Remediation


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Mold is one of those pesky types of damages that begins to grow with water damage and won’t stop until it’s removed. Mold starts off airborne, but as soon as it comes in contact with water, it will grow – fast. It can be a tricky process to learn how to remove the mold damage yourself, which is why we put together some of our DIY mold removal tips and tricks while showing you how a professional mold remediation company such as Rhode Island Restoration, can remove the mold fast and easy.

DIY Mold Removal – Should You Clean It?

If you are the type of person to do restoration work yourself, you may find that there are many benefits of DIY mold removal techniques. For one, if the mold just started growing, and you can identify the source of the damage, you will be able to remove it quickly. Homeowners who want to take care of themselves can use a mixture of bleach and water. This will surely kill mold on contact with the bleach and thoroughly clean the spot of any other possible growth. Overall, if you are DIY’ing it you will be able to pretty easily prevent further mold from growing anywhere around the original source, as long as the mold has just started to grow.

DIY Mold Removal vs. Professional Mold Remediation can be tricky to remove mold by yourself, calling a professional restoration company will help you remove mold safely
Using bleach and water mixture will kill mold on contact, however, be sure to get it all or else the mold will spread quickly.

DIY Tip – Mold Remediation:

If you are going to be removing the mold yourself, to protect yourself from the hazardous particles, be sure to wear protective equipment. Most protective equipment professional mold remediation companies use is very expensive, which is why if there are more than several spots of mold, we recommend stopping the DYI process and calling a restoration company.

Professional Mold Remediation RI

In most cases, mold is hard to DIY. Just as we stated before, as soon as mold grows it won’t stop until it is removed. When you have a pipe burst, a roof leak, an HVAC system malfunction, etc. all of these can cause significant mold damage. At this point, DIY is out of the question, it’s time to call a professional mold remediation company.

a pipe burst can cause significant water damage, leading directly to mold damage in your home or business
Once a pipe bursts in your home or business, you are likely to encounter significant water damage, leading to rapid mold growth.

Using A Professional Mold Remediation Company Is Much Safer

A professional mold remediation company will have the equipment to detect mold growth, and the proper protective equipment to eliminate any mold damage. What’s even better is that a company such as Rhode Island Restoration will be able to restore the source of the damage as well.

DIY Mold Removal vs. Professional Mold Remediation protective equipment professionals use to eliminate mold damage
A professional restoration company will have access to protective equipment, to safely eliminate mold damage.

A Restoration Company Will Be Able To Spot Undetectable Mold

A lot of the problem when it comes to DIY mold removal is that most of the time, that one spot you thought was all the mold, is just one of many mold spores.

Side note – just wiping away the spot does not take care of the original source of the damage.

Undetectable mold can also start to grow where a pipe burst for instance and saturated the areas behind the walls. A restoration company will be able to come in, find spots where mold will grow if left untreated and restore the damages back to normal.

moisture meter mold for use by a professional mold remediation company
A moisture meter is just one of the many tools professional mold remediation companies use to detect mold.

Do You Need Professional Mold Remediation Services in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island Restoration will be able to help with and Mold Remediation services you need in your home or business. For over 18+ years, we have helped countless homeowners and business owners remove mold damage and restore the source of the damage back to normal. For any other type of damage, you may need help with be sure to check out our services page. Call us today at 401-834-FIRE (3473) for a free quote and any questions you may have regarding mold remediation services.

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