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Effects of Mold Damage
When mold is discovered, property owners and homeowners are often tempted to try to handle the remediation on their own. This is alright if it's a relatively small area, but it can be more trouble than it's worth when dealing with larger areas. It can be difficult for the DIY-er to recognize where the mold is coming from, and if the source isn't addressed, cleaning the mold is just putting a bandage on the problem. Another issue with DIY mold removal is knowing what solution to use for cleaning. Bleach solutions are commonly recommended online but are not typically the most effective solution and can cause issues if not done correctly because the bleach will break down into sugar if it isn't thoroughly rinsed, thereby feeding the mold and causing further growth. Cross-contamination and spreading can be difficult to prevent without proper containment because mold travels as spores through the air. One of the biggest challenges of DIY mold remediation is not knowing if the mold has been completely remediated. When dealing with small, non-porous areas, DIY mold cleanup can be satisfactory, but when dealing with large amounts of mold, especially on porous materials like wood, carpet, and drywall, it's best to go with a professional mold damage restoration company, like Idaho Fire and Flood Restoration.