I See Mold, Do I Need a Professional Mold Removal Company?

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Mold can grow almost anywhere. And if mold spreads enough, its spores can cause you or your loved ones to get sick! Not only that, but mold growing in your home can also damage the inner structure of your home behind the walls, which makes the whole building potentially unsafe. So, how do you know when and if you need professional mold removal? A professional mold removal company tells all below.

Do I Need a Professional Mold Removal Company?

According to the EPA, you need a professional mold removal company if the mold you’ve found covers an area of more than 10 square feet. Based on the mold infestations we deal with on a daily basis, we at Cleaner Guys recommend at least getting a mold inspection if the mold covers more than 1 square foot.

We personally recommend this much smaller area because in our decades of experience actually working with mold, if it covers a larger area than 1 square foot, it probably covers a much larger area inside and behind the surface it’s on. This is because mold roots deeply into whatever material it’s growing on — it doesn’t just sit on the surface. What you see is most likely just a small portion of the mold in the material.

For an in-depth guide on cleaning mold yourself, mold sickness, and preventing mold, check out our Ultimate Guide to dealing with mold in apartments here.

How to Clean Mold Yourself if the Area is Small

There are many methods you can try for cleaning a small patch of mold yourself. For example, according to Homes & Gardens, a popular home remedy is spraying vinegar on the affected area, letting it sit for at least an hour, and then scrubbing it off. We do not recommend trying vinegar for anything but the smallest patches of mold, because it doesn’t penetrate deeply enough — something a typical magazine writer may not know. Read more about vinegar and mold here.

Our top recommendation is to purchase a fungicide detergent that is specifically designed to treat and kill mold at the root. You can even purchase the very chemical we use successfully in our own mold removal business: Fiberlock Shockwave. This is an unsponsored product that we have used and loved for years in our professional mold removal work. It may be effective in areas smaller than 1 square foot. But again, anything larger than that, and we recommend calling a professional mold removal company.

Why Cleaner Guys is a Wise Choice If You Do Need to Hire a Professional Mold Removal Company

If you do need mold removal service, Cleaner Guys can offer you the fastest service at the best prices. We use mold inspection technology that almost none of the other mold removal companies have even touched yet. It allows us to give you accurate results within minutes, while we’re standing in your home with you! The technology the other companies use gets you results in a matter of days.

Cleaner Guys is also well-known locally for our honesty about costs. We’ve seen other companies bid way higher than we do for the same jobs for years, and they do it simply because they can. We stand firm on charging the lowest prices around, because it’s the honest thing to do.

Top that with our award-winning customer service and 24/7 care, and you see why CG is the top-rated mold removal company in Mount Vernon WA and the surrounding area.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. No part of this article is medical or legal advice, and may not be used as such. For all serious medical matters, consult your doctor. For all serious legal matters, consult your legal advisor. This article contains Cleaner Guys’ experience and opinions only.

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