Mold remediation is necessary when mold growth is extensive or when the affected areas are larger than 10 square feet. In general, mold remediation should be considered in the following situations:
- Health problems: If individuals in the home or building are experiencing health problems that may be related to mold exposure, such as allergies, respiratory problems, or skin irritation, it is important to have a professional mold assessment and remediation.
- Extensive mold growth: If the mold growth covers a large area, such as more than 10 square feet, or if it has spread to multiple rooms, it is important to have professional mold remediation. Attempting to remove large amounts of mold without the proper equipment and training can be dangerous and can cause the mold to spread further.
- Structural damage: If the mold growth has caused damage to the structure of the building, such as rotting or warping of wooden surfaces, it is important to have professional remediation to assess the extent of the damage and determine the appropriate repairs.
- Hidden mold: If mold growth is suspected but not visible, such as behind walls or under flooring, it is important to have a professional assessment and remediation. Hidden mold can cause significant damage to the structure and can be difficult to detect and remove without the proper equipment and expertise.
In general, it’s best to consult with a professional mold remediation company if you suspect a significant mold problem, as they can provide a more thorough assessment and remediation plan.