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Why DIY Mold Removal Is a Risky Business: Leave It to the Pros

49% of Canadians said they preferred to do DIY home improvements independently. Canada seems to be a DIY country.

Some projects have such a major impact on your health and home that they require a trained hand. Read on to learn why DIY mold removal is too risky. 

A young woman facing a mold problem in her kitchen

Cleaning Mold Poses Serious Health Risks

Outdoor air quality is a popular topic with smog and smoke on the rise. What most don't know is that indoor air quality can be even worse.

Mold releases spores into the air. They cause a variety of health issues depending on the type, the severity, and your sensitivity.  

Common symptoms resemble those of an allergic reaction. These include watery eyes or a stuffy nose.

The most serious symptoms come from any of the 60 species of black mold. They include:

  • Fatigue

  • Respiratory difficulties

  • Eye and sinus irritation

  • Loss of concentration

  • Headaches

  • Worsening asthma symptoms

You need protective gear to avoid these mold hazards. Not having them is a surefire way to get yourself or your family sick. Trust professional mold removal services instead.

It's Difficult to Find the Cause or Type

You may have mold but not know which type it is or where it came from. This means you won't know the best way to get rid of it. 

There are different types of molds. Allergenic species trigger asthma or allergic reactions. Pathogenic species cause illnesses. Toxigenic species cause illnesses and can even be deadly.

You may be able to see or smell mold in wet areas. There are also many times when it may go unseen. It can hide under the floorboards or behind the walls.

Experts at Mold Solutions Canada know about all the different species of mold and mildew. They also have special tools to find them no matter where they're hiding in your home.

There May Be Some Left Behind

Most DIY mold removal methods, such as spraying it with bleach or scrubbing it with soap, don't fully remove even the smallest amount.

They also present a risk of distributing the spores and causing more health problems. This is a major issue if you have harmful mold.

Experts at mold removal have the necessary tools and experience to get rid of the entire. They can also keep it from returning and help repair water damage that may have caused it. 

Where Can I Find Professionals Instead of Doing DIY Mold Removal?

DIY mold removal is ineffective because it's difficult to identify the source of the problem and remove it entirely. It's also a major health risk. The job is best left to the professionals.

You need a team with over 10 years of experience in mold removal and indoor air quality services. You need qualified professionals who can deliver the best possible results and offer in-home consultations.

Contact Mold Solutions about mold removal services in Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, and our other service areas around GTA today.

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