Mold is a serious health concern that can have negative health consequences.  Whether in your basement, bathroom, or in your work office if mold is detected, you will need to find a way to effectively remove mold and prevent it from returning. 

There are certain conditions that encourage mold to thrive.  Humidity is the number one environmental trait that fosters mold. By allowing moisture in certain areas, mold can grow out of control.  The best way to prevent and remove mold is to stop moisture from forming in these areas.  Some of these areas include bathrooms, basements, areas where water tends to pool or collect (around faucets, wash basins, bathtubs, grout, air conditioners), and walls.  Sometimes mold will form inside walls and ceilings and may go for a long period of time undetected.  It is important to use testing kits to determine if there is hidden mold in your walls or ceilings.  If there is, you will need to effectively remove mold immediately.

For smaller areas of mold, you will find that you can easily remove mold with bleach.  However, if mold is hidden in your ceiling or walls you will need to hire a professional to ensure that the mold is removed properly.  Since mold can spread and reproduce quickly, a professional can ensure that the mold has been removed thoroughly.

Many times, homeowners like to try to tackle projects themselves so that they can save money.  However, if you need to remove mold from ceilings or walls, you may end up causing more damage than harm if you are not a skilled professional.  You may find that you’ll save money in the long run by having a professional remove the mold from larger areas and save your skills for tackling mold in the bathroom or on surface areas.  However, one thing is certain, if you have mold, you must remove it immediately.

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