Mold Cleanup, Do It Yourself?
Some people think that they can take care of mold cleanup themselves and it will be up to standards. There are few cases of when people have cleaned mold out on their own without professional help and it was done up to the proper standards and the mold didn’t come back. Hiring a professional to come and remove the mold can be rather expensive sometimes and some people would rather not pay the money to have a professional come, it may save you money now but in the long run you end up spending more money than you would have in the first place and it is going to take more time.
Daryl Olsen tells a story that his brother shared with him. His brother is in the roofing business and worked with a company that thought they would remove mold on their own without professional help. The building company was working on a house and the house got mold in it so the manager told an employee to go buy the strongest mold killing chemical that he could find at the store. The employee returned with the chemical and they began spraying it on the effected areas, what they did not know is that this chemical is extremely toxic, more toxic than the mold exposure would have been, and it was never intended for indoor use. By spraying this chemical throughout the whole house they ruined the frame of the house and it had to be torn down and completely rebuilt. If the construction company would have just taken the time and money to call a professional to solve the problem it could have saved them much more time and money than them doing it themselves. Now maybe people will think twice when they think that they can do it on their own without the help of a professional.