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Mold Removal-Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

This mold was caused by a leaking hot water heater.

You’ve discovered mold growing in the closet of your Arcadia home and you think ‘this is no big deal I can do it myself’ but before you begin here are a few things you need to consider.

  • Consider where the mold is growing. Mold likes warm moist areas of your home so if you see a little on a shower tile or grout odds are you have a ventilation issue and a little air flow and elbow grease is all you need.  But if like in this scenario you’ve discovered mold in a typically dry place you may have and underlying issue such as a leaking pipe behind the wall.
  • Look at the surface where the mold is growing. If the mold is on a nonporous surface such as type a solution of one-part bleach to one-part water should do the trick.  But, if the mold is on a porous surface such as drywall, studs or cabinets the bleach and water mixture will be ineffective.  You will only kill the surface mold while feeding the mold spores embedded in the surface.  The mold will come back, and odds are the affected area will be larger.

If you have mold and have questions, let the professional of SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville come out and assess the situation.  Our team will come out and check out the issue, try to discover the source of the damage and give our opinion on your best course of action-all for free.  If you would like to schedule your appointment, give us a call today at 336-224-2565.

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