Removing indoor mold is a tricky business. Often, mold growth in homes is in places that are hard to see and harder to access. Basements, crawlspaces, inside walls, in the attic, inside the HVAC – all of these places are susceptible to mold growth. And keep in mind, if the area isn’t properly remediated, the mold will likely grow back.
That’s why the CDC suggests that any mold issue larger than a square foot or so should be removed by professionals who are certified in mold remediation. At Novos, we’ve spent a great deal of time learning the most effective way to remove mold.
Some mold remediation companies have adopted a “spray and pray” method to removing indoor mold. They think that spraying chemicals around is enough to remediate a home. It’s not. Mold spores sprayed with chemicals just become “dormant”, waiting for moisture and food to become active again. Because mold spores can be just as toxic while dormant, they have to be physically removed from the home. The “spray and pray” doesn’t do that.
Does my home need remediation?
If you suspect that your home has a mold issue, the first place to start is getting a certified mold inspection that can identify the problem areas, spore counts and types of mold. If the inspection uncovers a significant mold problem, it’s best to schedule a consultation for remediation. Especially if your family has been experiencing new respiratory or health issues.