Are You Doing You Own Mold Removal?

By Adriana Noton

It would be impossible to do a complete mold removal because mildew exists in almost all areas of the environment and mildew is actually a benefit to a healthy environment so it is necessary to have mildew. But there are some forms of mildew that can cause health problems such as respiratory illness. If allowed to build up in the home mildew can present an unhealthful living condition.

In extreme cases the mildew or fungus will grow to a point that a hazardous condition is created and people will have to actually move out of their home until the problem is cleaned out. The best way to keep fungus or mildew from growing into a problem is to clean it out before it can develop into a hazardous condition. The best way to find out if there is a problem developing is to have a professional testing company come to the home and test for mildew.

The company will be able to test the home to discover growing mildew in areas of the home such as heating ducts, plumbing fixtures, and behind wallpaper. These areas are usually hidden from view so mildew can grow in these areas without being detected easily. Most professional companies will use a device called a borescope which is a tool to inspect hard to reach areas using an optical lens.


Some homeowners try to test their home for mildew and fungus on their own rather than calling a professional to do the testing. But doing the work the first time out requires the homeowner to purchase special equipment and it takes time to learn how to do the testing. A homeowner can do the testing rather than calling a professional company but he will have to expend a lot of time and effort to do the job himself.

The professionals not only know how to test a home for mildew but they also know how to take precautions when doing testing. For instance the professionals use proper breathing masks to keep from breathing in the fungus or mildew. The mildew, if inhaled, can lead to respiratory problems that can lead to chronic illness.

Homeowners testing for mildew or fungus need to take precautions just as the professionals do because they could be exposed to a large amount of airborne spores that can be inhaled. This is another reason why homeowners should consider allowing the professionals to do the testing. The professionals wear breathing masks and also protective clothing to protect their skin from having contact with the fungus or mildew.

When dangerous levels of mildew have been detected the cleaning team will take steps to clean the mildew out of the home and make it safe to inhabit. Once the spores have been safely removed the clean up team will apply an antimicrobial substance to keep the mildew from returning. Whatever cannot be cleaned will be taken out and disposed.

Mold removal is best left to the professionals who know how to properly and safely remove mildew and fungus from homes. Homeowners can do their own testing and can try to remove this hazardous growth from their homes but the professionals have all of the necessary testing and removal equipment. Unhealthy levels of mildew and fungus in the home can cause health problems for those living in the house.

About the Author: There are many parts of your house where mold removal needed. Before beginning the task of mould removal Toronto, you have to identify those areas, which have been affected by the molds.


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