If you discover mold growing in your home, chances are you have a lot of questions. To help clear up some of the confusion surrounding mold and give you a better idea of what you are dealing with, we’ll take a look at a few frequently asked questions regarding mold and the mold removal process.
Q: Are all Types of Mold Dangerous
There’s really no such thing as “safe” mold. While toxic molds such as black mold that release toxins into the air are certainly more dangerous than other types of mold, even molds that are non-toxic can still cause allergy and sinus problems. Anytime you notice mold growing in your home, it is important to remove it as soon as possible since all types of mold present health risks to some degree or another.
Q: Is it Possible to Remove Mold Myself?
There’s more to the mold removal process than meets the eye, and attempting to remove mold yourself may likely end up being a little more complicated than you bargained for. For one, mold must be completely and thoroughly removed or else it will simply grow back. Removing mold without damaging the surface that it is growing on can also be a difficult process. Lastly, many types of mold are quite dangerous and must be removed in a very safe and careful manner. In summary, it’s typically better to leave mold removal to the experts rather than attempting to remove mold from your home yourself.
Q: What is Causing Mold to Grow in my Home?
By far, excess moisture is the most common issue that leads to mold growth in a home. This moisture can come from flooding, leaky pipes, or even a lack of insulation that leads to condensation inside the home. While mold does grow better in certain conditions such as a warm environment, more times than not the cause of a mold problem is going to be too much water in an area that should be dry.
Q: What Type of Mold is Growing in my Home?
Mold can be identified based on a number of factors, including its textures, its color, and where it is growing. With that said, many types of mold can appear quite similar to others types, making mold types difficult to identify based on the eyeball test alone. While consulting online resources may be able to help you narrow down what type of mold that you are dealing with, all types of mold should be treated seriously.
Q: Will Mold Grow Back Once it is Removed?
When you hire a professional mold removal service, you can count on every bit of mold being removed from your home, leaving no mold spores behind that could grow into another mold problem. With that said, there is always the chance that mold could begin growing in your home again at some point in the future if the issue that led to mold growing in your home is not addressed. This is why a big part of the mold removal process involves finding the issue that has led to mold growth and developing a plan to fix it.
Q: How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?
The cost of mold removal can vary dramatically based on a number of factors. These factors include things such as the type of mold, where it is growing, how large the affected area is, and more. This makes it difficult to provide an average for how much you can expect mold removal to cost. Upon examining your mold problem, though, a mold removal service will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate.
Q: Will Home Insurance Cover Mold Removal?
There are instances where a homeowners insurance policy will cover mold removal, and there are instances where it will not. Generally speaking, mold removal is more likely to be covered under insurance if it is the result of a sudden leak or flood and the insurance policy also covers water damage. If you discover mold in your home, though, you should certainly contact your insurance provider to see if the cost of removing the mold will be covered.
Q: What Should I do if I Discover Mold in my Home?
Upon discovering a mold problem in your home, it is important to contact a professional mold removal service as soon as possible. Mold varieties can be difficult to identify, and given that some types of mold are especially dangerous, mold growth is never a problem that should be taken lightly.
At Abry Brothers, we are experts at both removing mold and fixing the problem that led to mold growth in the first place. If you would like to learn more about how we can help remove mold from your home in a way that is safe and completely effective, we invite you to contact us today.