When Does Mold Removal Go from DIY to Seeking Professional Help?


Often homeowners stick to DIYs in the initial stage of anything, be it mold removal, home cleaning and repairing. Individuals can handle some of the things, but some things need professional assistance.

What about the electricals of your house going down? You would definitely call an expert electrician to repair it. The same should be done during the growth of molds. You may not see it as a problem when it grows mildly in minute areas and can be cleaned using cleaning supplies. But the problem arises when it keeps on growing even after scraping it off and takes over a wider area.

Molds should not be taken for granted since it can easily spread to other areas quickly and can severely affect the health of people residing in that place. The best thing to do when you discover mold is to avoid cross-contamination and do not stick to experiments.

How Does Mold Grow?

Molds spur at places where the atmospheric conditions are appropriate for its growth; for instance, heat and high moisture content in the air. Secondly, they require material to feed on for its growth and development and nothing is better than organic material like wood and insulation.

At earlier stages, you won’t be able to detect mold and neglect it, but as they keep on expanding, they extend to other organic surfaces and eat away your walls, furnishings, insulation, etc.

How it Poses a Threat to Health?

Mold if grows in large amount can cause severe health issues such as respiratory problems, blood pressure, nausea, fever, cold, skin allergies and many more. People who have asthma or are sensitive are the ones affected first. Mold particles that are suspended in air can irritate skin, nose, throat and eyes.

You must know that molds are of many types and each one of them requires a different method of treatment. Dealing with them inappropriately with bare hands and taking no precautions can be dangerous. Therefore, it is wise to call the mold remediation professionals and not deal with it on your own.

Types of Mold- 

Mold is of two types-

  • The everyday mold that can be easily dealt with.
  • The problematic mold that requires professional help.


Everyday Mold- Everyday mold is referred to as the mild mold that occurs due to the presence of moisture. It usually occurs in places like bathrooms, basements, kitchens and attics because the moisture is trapped due to usage of water and water leakages or rainy seasons. Poor ventilation, blocked vents, presence of water ad dirt are the common causes and taking care of them can solve the mold issue.

Problematic Mold- When the mold is neglected and ignored for quite a time; for instance, the mold underneath the sink or shower mold, it can turn into a stubborn mold which requires professional help. If the mold starts expanding to the drywall and floors, no amount of DIY can cure it. You can get rid of it by seeking professional help.


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