Black Mold Remover


People often email us and ask if they really need to hire a professional black mold remover. They know they need to rid their homes of black mold and they want the job done right but they also want to save money. They ask us if cleaning black mold is something a professional must do or if they can take care of the job themselves. There’s not a real simple answer to that question, unfortunately; the answer depends on the extent of the black mold problem in your home, your health and your home repair skills.

What Does a Professional Black Mold Remover Do?

A professional mold remover removes mold, of course. But that’s not all he does. He knows how to locate mold throughout the home, including mold in hard-to-spot places like inside walls and inside heating ducts. He knows the best techniques for removing mold in difficult locations; for instance, cleaning black mold from your heating ducts is very different than cleaning black mold from inside your walls. He knows how to handle mold safely and how to prevent spreading it to other areas of the home.

Can’t You Do That Yourself?

You might be able to do the job yourself. Cleaning black mold from surfaces like concrete floors and walls is pretty straight-forward. If you have black mold in your carpet or growing inside your walls, though, it’s more complicated. Moldy carpet will need to be pulled up and replaced. To remove black mold in walls, drywall will need to be removed and replaced and insulation will probably also need to be removed and replaced. If you’re very handy, you might be able to do that yourself. If you have black mold growing in your heating ducts, or if the wooden studs inside your walls are moldy, you will probably need to call a professional black mold remover. Cleaning black mold in those places is pretty complicated and usually requires special equipment that you probably don’t have on hand.

When to Call a Professional Black Mold Remover

We suggest calling a professional under these circumstances:

  • If black mold covers a surface area of greater than ten square feet (as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency).
  • If you’re not sure how to go about removing moldy carpet, drywall, insulation or other contaminated materials.
  • If you have, or suspect you might have, black mold in your heating ducts.
  • If you’re not sure you’ve located all of the black mold in your home.
  • If you’re experiencing symptoms of mold-related health problems, such as wheezing, labored breathing, asthma attacks, congestion, headaches or migraines (cleaning up mold increases your exposure and can make symptoms worse).
  • If you have any type of respiratory disorder, including asthma, or any disorders of the immune system (cleaning up mold increases your exposure and can make your condition worse or cause new symptoms).

Of course, you can contact a professional at any time if you have questions or are unsure about the best way to remove black mold. It is important to make sure the job is done correctly and thoroughly; leaving behind any traces of black mold will only allow the mold to begin to grow and spread and you’ll soon have a full-blown mold problem on your hands again.

Why We Recommend a Free Consultation with a Professional Black Mold Remover

Even if you plan to clean up the black mold in your home yourself, we suggest scheduling a free consultation with a professional because:

  • A professional can locate hidden mold in your home that you may have missed, even if you looked carefully.
  • A professional can offer helpful tips and advice about how to do the job properly and safely on your own.
  • A professional can let you know if there are any reasons it would be inadvisable to try to do the job yourself.

Follow this link to find a list of qualified mold removal professionals in your area.



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