We’ve seen it all too many times—a homeowner discovers a mold problem in their home and attempts to open up the contaminated areas to contain the problem or to create better ventilation, only to accidentally spread the mold spores all over the inside of their home.
This is just one of many reasons why it’s a good idea to contact a professional for mold testing in Aspen, CO, as well as for any mold remediation steps you think you need to take. Here are just a few examples of some of the factors that could indicate you need to call a professional mold tester and remediator to your property as soon as possible.
Where you find the mold infestation in your home is going to be one of the most important considerations to take into account before you call in a professional. Are you finding mold in a corner of a room, or behind some furniture, but nowhere else? This might be an easy fix, especially if it’s on a material that’s pretty easy to clean, such as glass, tile or metal.
However, there are some locations in which you can find mold where your first response should be to call in a professional, no matter what. If you find mold near your HVAC systems, behind wallpaper or walls or in hard-to-clean spots like a basement or attic, you will have a very hard time sufficiently cleaning these areas by yourself and should call in an expert to make sure the problem is dealt with sufficiently.
After location, one of the other most important factors to consider when analyzing mold growth is the size of the affected area. Typically, a small infestation isn’t going to pose that big of a threat to your home and possessions, so long as it’s not spreading and you’re able to deal with the issue quickly. If the mold patch is less than 10 square feet, you may be able to handle the cleaning yourself. However, if it gets any larger than that, the infestation either has already spread or will be likely to spread if you attempt to clean it yourself, so call in a professional to handle the larger jobs and avoid making matters worse for yourself.
What exactly is causing your mold growth, anyway? Most mold growth is the result of an excess of moisture in an area. High humidity levels should be a relatively easy fix—run dehumidifiers and take other climate control measures to correct the problem after cleaning the area, and that should go a long way toward permanently resolving the issue.
Some causes, however, will have to be addressed by professionals, including leaky roofs and leaky pipes in hard-to-reach places. If your property is prone to flooding, that could also be an issue you need a professional to address.
For more information about mold testing in Aspen, CO, contact the experts at HealthSafe Inspections Inc. We look forward to working with you soon!
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