Dangers of DIY Mold Removal Projects

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Dangers of DIY Mold Removal Projects

There are many at home DIY projects, that homeowners can tackle themselves. Today, there are many sources throughout the Internet such as handyman websites & blogs, as well as DIY Television shows that misinform people that they can take on a mold remediation project on their own. This is a project that should be handled by a mold professional.
Here are several reasons why do-it-yourself mold remediation projects can be dangerous:
1.       Insufficient Equipment/Personal Protective Wear
There are special supplies and equipment needed in order to properly perform a mold remediation job. This includes air filtration devices that get strategically placed inside the work area and are vented out through a window to create negative air pressure. This insures that no outside contaminants are entering the structure during remediation.
Protect yourself and others from getting sick or causing cross contamination. Numerous homeowners will not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Mold removal professionals are trained to handle contaminants, and know that there are certain ways to get in and out of your protective wear to prevent the spread or inhalation of the contaminant. 
Detailed training is imperative to remove the mold properly. Professionals have their crew members wear protective coverall suits and are fit for a high grade respirator. Purchasing a paint suit and dust mask from the hardware store is not enough nor is it the proper protection.
2.       Unknown Obstacles
As a trained professional mold remediation contractor, many times we find ourselves in complicated situations. We have to use our many hours of training to troubleshoot the scenario. Each job is unique and almost every job needs some type of specialized attention.
3.       Allergic reaction
Some people have severe allergies to certain types of mold while others have none at all. Most of us are unaware of these allergies until they start to see symptoms. There are also toxic mold spores that can be extremely dangerous, even in small amounts.

These are just some of the most obvious reasons to have a mold professional come out and evaluate your home. Every home and situation is unique and any qualified contractor should gladly come out to your property to discuss your options and provide a visual inspection. Make sure to use your judgment, ask questions, get references and ask for certificate of insurance. 

Visit Comprehensive Mold Management's website for more information at www.compmold.com

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