DIY home projects are all the rage, and rightfully so. It is so rewarding to add value to your home, all while learning to be more self-sufficient. There are a lot of things you can do around your home in Santa Rosa on your own, but there are also certain home projects that require a professional to produce the best results. We at Bravo Restoration know one home project you should never attempt to do on your own is mold removal. Only trained professionals should handle mold removal, and here are the main advantages that hiring mold removal specialists will provide for you and your home.
Safer From Health Risks
When mold spores are ingested or inhaled, they can cause a lot of negative health effects. Because mold spores are so extremely small, they are easily inhaled. Mold overwhelms the body’s natural defenses, and leaves the lungs and respiratory system at risk of negative symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of mold exposure are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Itching, reddening, water eyes
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Skin irritation
Attempting to remove mold on your own only increases your exposure to it. Trying to wipe down surfaces covered with mold disrupts the particles, and sends more spores into the air. Without the proper protection, equipment, training, experience, and cleaning techniques, you risk your health when trying to remove mold on your own. By letting trained professionals handle all the mold removal from your home, you keep you and your family safe from the health risks associated with mold exposure.
Provides Better Results
Specialized supplies and equipment are needed to properly remove mold. Air filtration devices are used to create negative air pressure, and prevent mold spores from traveling to other areas of the home. Often times when mold removal begins, other problems and complications arise. Hidden water damage is typically present with mold growth, and each job comes with different obstacles. Without experience and expertise, these surprises and unknown threats can make the removal process even more complicated. With training on their side, professionals know how to properly handle each and every scenario mold damage may pose. Armed with the correct equipment, experience, and expertise, mold removal is completed safely and correctly, giving you the best results possible.
Saves Time And Money
The right protective gear and equipment will make the mold removal job go much more quickly. When trying to remove mold on your own, you have to invest a lot of time and money to get the job done. Trying to buy all the equipment necessary to do the job the right way, and then taking the time to actually clean up the mold means a lot of work on your end. While surface mold may be removed through a DIY job, the millions of airborne spores will likely be left behind, which means that mold growth will eventually re-establish itself in your home again, leading to another mold removal project down the road.