If you have a mold situation you’re dealing with, you probably have a lot of questions. Mold problems can take your peace, and mold remediation can restore it…if done well.
As trained, experienced, and certified mold removal experts here in Park City, KS, we’ve been asked our fair share of questions about mold removal and remediation. In this blog, we’ll do our best to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers over the years.
1. “I think I have mold indoors, why does my outdoor air need to be tested, too?”
Getting an outdoor mold level test is kind of like taking the temperature so that the mold remediation team can better pinpoint your indoor mold issues.
When you spend time outdoors, you will naturally accumulate some mold spores on your body and things. When you go inside, you are bringing some level of mold into your home each time. Normally, this isn’t an issue as its mold we’ve all acclimated to living where we live and over time. That being said, you may have a mold growing indoors for a variety of reasons — not just mold spores you are tracking into the house. Taking an outdoor test for mold helps technicians compare it to the results from your indoor air quality test.
2. “Something smells like mold in my house and I can’t find where it’s coming from. How do I find the source?”
Have a smell that’s driving you batty? Can’t find the source? Can’t live with the smell anymore? Believe it or not, mold can flourish even in the smallest of spaces — so, yes, you can have a mold issue that needs remediation/removal and you may very well not be able to see it.
As you know, the smell of mold is distinctive — if you think you are smelling mold, you may be. A mold remediation expert like our company here in Park City can help you by testing the air quality, first and foremost.
3. “I’m buying a house. Should I get it tested for mold?”
Yes! If you are purchasing a home, get it tested for possible mold issues. Why? Homesellers don’t have to disclose mold, and they could even take steps to mask the odor of mold in the home (for example, fresh paint helps cover the smell). Even in new home builds, mold can pop up.
As mold can cause not just health issues but issues with the very structure of a building, it is important to hire a mold inspector to get any home or property you are considering purchasing tested for mold.
4. “I know I have mold. Can I remove the mold myself?”
This is a fair question. After all, everyone has done some home repairs, whether small or major, over the years. That being said, mold is in a different category. Though anyone can, technically, attempt to remove mold from a home, there is a very specific technical process to doing so. Why? Mold spores can easily spread out as it is being removed…and that just leads to more mold issues that you don’t want to end up dealing with. A professional mold removal company, such as Hoggatt Restoration, will ensure that the mold in your home is removed safely and properly — without just taking a moldy situation and making it…moldier.
Have more mold questions? We’ve got answers. We’re located in Park City, Kansas and we serve the greater Wichita area to help with restoration needs from water damage, to mold removal, to restorative cleaning, and much more. Give us a call or send us an email today.