mold remediation

Is It Safe to Stay in Your Home During Mold Remediation?

Mold is a serious issue that can affect your health and the safety of your home. Moreover, mold can spread quickly, making it very difficult to remove. Mold only takes 48 hours under the correct conditions (dampness and darkness) to start growing. If you are faced with a mold problem, it’s important to contact professionals who are trained in remediation, mold removal, and mold clean-up.

However, you might be thinking about not staying in your home during the process. Naturally, your first instinct may be to place everything in black plastic bags and leave your house for a few weeks. Fortunately, this isn’t necessary.

The experts who are handling the remediation will protect your belongings with tarps and plastic sheets. They’ll also take precautions that ensure that there’s no dust or debris left behind for you to come into contact with during the remediation. Here are some tips on how to stay safe during the remediating process.

If you believe you have a mold problem but aren’t sure, you should have an air quality mold inspection conducted right away. At Guardian Angel Inspections, we specialize in many different inspections and can assist you in making sure your home is safe for you and your loved ones.

So if you need an air quality mold inspection, contact us today, and we will be happy to accommodate you. In the meantime, read on to learn more.

Why Should You Stay In Your Home During Remediation?

The experts who are handling the remediation are professionals who are trained in mold removal, so they know how to handle the situation safely. They’ll take precautions so that there are no contaminants for you to come into contact with. This is achieved by putting up protective plastic barriers to cut off access to the parts of your home that are contaminated.

Things to Consider During Remediation

There are some important factors to consider during mold remediation. If you have an HVAC system, you will likely need to turn it off during the remediation process. This will prevent mold from spreading throughout the areas of your home that are blocked off for your protection.

Moreover, mold remediation is loud. If you typically work from home, this could potentially cause considerable interference with your job. There are special machines that need to run continuously, so shutting them off—even for a few moments—isn’t an option.

It’s also important to think about allergies. It can be difficult to avoid contact with mold while you’re living in a contaminated environment that’s being remediated. If you get any of the mold on your skin or clothes, it will then be difficult to get rid of that mold because it’s already on your body. Mold is also an allergen, which means that if someone has an allergy to it, staying in the house during remediating can make them even more uncomfortable.

How Do You Know If You Have a Mold Problem?

Mold can grow on just about any surface. Noticing small amounts of mold in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a mold problem, but there are certain signs that indicate mold is nearby. Mold often has a musty smell and will often produce a substance called spores. These spores can make surfaces slippery and feel slimy to the touch. You may also notice stains or discoloration in your home, which could be caused by leaking water, condensation, or humidity.

Mold is a serious issue and can cause health problems for those living in the home. If you think you have mold in your property, you should call a professional to conduct a mold inspection. If the inspector determines that you have a mold problem, you will need to get in touch with another professional to remove the mold (mold remediator) and make sure it doesn’t come back. Mold can grow on wood, drywall, carpet, and other materials. If there isn’t adequate ventilation, mold can form in many places throughout your house.

As mentioned, there are many reasons why you might need to call a professional for mold remediation. Let’s go over some of the most common reasons:

  • The presence of children or elderly people in your home or property
  • If you’ve had previous mold issues in your home or property
  • If you see any signs of water damage and/or water leakage in your property
  • If there is an increase in humidity in your property

Regardless of your reasoning for suspecting mold, we invite you to contact us at Guardian Angel Inspections. We have extensive experience providing mold inspections and can determine whether your home is safe.

Schedule a Mold Inspection for Your Health and Safety

Guardian Angel Inspections is a leading authority on mold inspections in South Florida. If you believe you have a mold problem, Don’t delay in contacting us to arrange a mold inspection. The sooner you call, the sooner you can take steps to have the mold safely removed. To schedule your inspection, call us at (561) 512-7854.

The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.