Our team here at AdvantaClean of West Knoxville knows that you want to keep your family safe, and an important part of that is keeping your home free from mold. Inhaling mold spores can lead to serious respiratory problems that can put your or your loved ones’ health at serious risk. However, if you have a mold problem, we strongly encourage you not to attempt to remove it yourself, but to call the professionals to handle it instead. To convince you, in this article we’ll be going over exactly why mold removal is a job for the pros. It boils down to two main reasons: ensuring safety and preventing cross-contamination.
1. Safety- As mentioned, mold spores can lead to serious health problems if inhaled. Mold removal professionals like our team at AdvantaClean of West Knoxville are equipped with robust safety gear to protect us from breathing in these spores as we work, but the average homeowner lacks this equipment. In addition, mold removal often involves getting into hard to reach areas of the home, such as the crawlspace or ductwork--experienced professionals will know how to access these areas safely, but someone without that experience is likely to injure themselves.
2. Cross-Contamination- In addition to the right equipment, we at AdvantaClean of West Knoxville also have the right training in proper mold containment. One of the big risks associated with mold removal is that disturbing the spores will allow them to migrate to other parts of your home, meaning that you’ll have to deal with more mold in the future. Someone untrained in mold containment techniques is likely to cause cross-contamination, while mold removal professionals like our team know exactly how to seal off the affected area to prevent the mold from taking hold anywhere else.
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