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Mold Removal: 3 Reasons Not To DIY

mold cleanup lbi, mold removal lbiAt the first sign of mold in your Long Beach Island home, your initial instinct may be to clean it up by yourself. While it is important to get mold removed and cleaned up as quickly as possible, doing so on your own could put you and your home at risk. Here are the top 3 reasons why you want to leave mold cleanup to the professionals at Stretch Cleaning.

  1. Avoid Health Risks

Indoor mold can be very dangerous, and cause respiratory symptoms in those who come in contact with it. Mold grows and reproduces through tiny microscopic spores. These spores travel through the air, so they are easily inhaled and ingested. Mold exposure can overwhelm the body’s immune system, and leaves our lungs and respiratory system at risk of allergic reactions, infections, and asthma attacks. The most common symptoms of mold exposure are:

    • Coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sinus and nasal congestion
    • Rashes and skin irritation
    • Irritation to eyes
    • Fevers
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches

When you attempt to cleanup mold without the proper gear, techniques, and supplies, you risk spreading those spores even further throughout your home. Do not risk putting yourself, or your family, at increased risk of mold exposure. Let trained professionals get mold cleaned up safely and completely.

  1. Proper Equipment

From personal protective wear to proper extraction and cleaning tools, professional mold removers are fully equipped with the right materials to get the job done. Hours of training goes in to proper mold protections and precautions, and technicians are fitted for proper air respirators. Professionals are trained down to the way that personal protective wear is put on and taken off to prevent the spread of mold. Specialized supplies and equipment are necessary to ensure mold is thoroughly cleaned. Air filtration devices are needed to create negative air pressure and prevent mold spores from traveling away from the affected area. Armed with the correct equipment, certified mold removal and cleanup can be done safely, effectively, and efficiently. 

  1. Expertise and Experience

Mold cleanup projects each pose different obstacles, threats, and other complications. With knowledge, experience, and training on their side, professionals have the expertise necessary to handle each and every scenario mold cleanup can present. They have access to industry standards, techniques, guides and resources to direct them if and when needed. Because of all the risks associated with mold, it is always better to trust the experts. The experience and expertise of our technicians allows us to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth, contain damage to the smallest area possible, physically remove contamination, dry materials to ensure that mold will not return, and perform recommended procedures to return your home to a pre-loss condition.

When it comes to your home, you want the best of the best. Do not try to clean up mold on your own, or you risk putting yourself and your home in harms way. With over 20 years of experience, Stretch Cleaning is ready to handle all your mold cleanup needs in Long Beach Island.