Why Should I Call a Mold Specialist?
What you might not know is that most chemicals, including bleach, have been proven ineffective against eliminating mold in the long run. Contrary to popular belief, when you apply bleach to kill mold on a porous surface, (i.e. wood, drywall, grout, carpet, etc.) it actually facilitates mold growth. The chlorine molecules stay on the surface and will only kill a fraction of the mold while the water in bleach (bleach is mostly water) sinks into the material, promoting mold growth.
So, what is the best way to treat a mold or mildew problem? Call a mold specialist.
A mold inspection is the first step in the process of determining if you have a mold problem. During a mold inspection, AdvantaClean’s certified mold specialists, will inspect, sample and test the air in and around your home for mold detection. A mold specialist will use a variety of mold detection techniques to look for mold and mildew, identify the types of mold present and offer suggestions for cleaning mold or removing mildew. Mold inspection is important to both the safety and health of a home and its occupants. Since mold remediation can sometimes be costly, a mold inspection performed by a mold specialist is highly recommended.
What you should know about mold inspections.
Mold inspections should be performed by a qualified mold specialist who has formal training and experience with mold detection.
Mold inspections look for evidence of mold or mildew growth which indicates a water or moisture issue. They can include mold growth around vents, on walls or baseboards, even in your HVAC ductwork! Because the source of mold growth can often be hidden, it is a good idea to hire a mold specialist who knows where to look and has the equipment to assess your situation.
A mold specialist will also look for mold in areas where it could be causing structural issues, such as attics, basements and crawlspaces.
Mold or mildew cannot grow without water. A mold specialist will determine the moisture source and recommend options for mold removal. If the source is not found and eliminated, mold will return and mold remediation will have a negligible long term effect.
Call an Advantaclean mold specialist at 877.800.2382.