Should You Hire a Professional Mold Remover?

black mold removal alabamaIf you see evidence of mold in your home, it is important to take care of it as soon as possible. This requires finding an effective mold remover option. Here at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, we offer mold soda blasting for professional mold removal and remediation.

Mold removal can be a difficult process. If there is a small amount of mold in a mold-prone area (bathrooms and kitchen or mudroom sinks may develop mold spots since they are usually wet), you may be able to remove it yourself. Sometimes, soap and water will do the trick. However, stubborn mold may require a bleach solution for removal. Be sure to wear gloves when using bleach to clean mold and to remove the mold entirely. If any mold spots are missed, the area could become reinfested. Be sure to thoroughly clean and dry mold-prone areas in your home to prevent a mold issue from developing in the first place.

For more serious mold problems, you should always contact a professional. For example, mold growth is common in basements and crawlspaces, since these parts of the home are often damp and dark. Mold in basements or crawlspaces might appear on drywall, studs, subflooring, or the beams and posts that hold up your floors. If you have mold growing in these areas, or if the area of mold growth is larger than 10 sq. foot, call our mold remediation team right away.

The Most Effective Mold Remover – Mold Soda Blasting

To ensure that the mold-infected are is completely cleaned, we use a process called mold soda blasting. This method uses baking soda blasted at a high pressure to abrasively remove mold growth and simultaneously clean the area. First, our team will inspect the moldy area. Then, our specialists will use high-pressure baking soda blasting to completely remove mold and leave the entire area clean. Once the mold is removed, the residue is vacuumed up and the area is wiped down to ensure thorough removal. There are several benefits to choosing baking soda blasting for your mold remover of choice, including the following:

  • The baking soda kills mold contaminants and provides complete spore removal to prevent a reinfestation of mold.
  • mould remover - mold soda blastingMold blasting is also a quicker process than hand scrubbing, meaning your crawlspace will be back to normal in no time.
  • This method works well for irregularly shaped areas such as crawlspaces.
  • Mold blasting with baking soda is an eco-friendly solution that does not involve harsh chemicals.
  • Baking soda leaves the crawlspace or other area of the home smelling and looking clean and fresh.
  • The baking soda is a very fine abrasive, meaning that it will not damage surfaces in the crawlspace during the removal process.

These are just a few of the reasons that contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of mold soda blasting for crawlspace mold removal. Be sure to examine your home for signs of mold to determine if you are in need of mold soda blasting services.

Why Bother with Mold Removal for Your Alabama Home?

Mold is a fungus that typically grows in moist, dark areas. When it grows on wood and other materials in your home, mold starts the biodegradation process. This means that it starts breaking down the material that it is growing on. This is a major issue if mold grows in your crawlspace or basement, where it can start decomposing wooden structural supports, drywall, or other surfaces and objects in your home. Not only can this damage property and possessions that you store in your basement or crawlspace, but it could also cause structural damage.

Mold can also cause other issues in your home. The spores of many types of mold cause allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and other health problems in some people. If these spores are released into the air in your crawlspace, they may end up circulating throughout your house. This happens because much of the air in the upper levels of your home comes from the crawlspace or basement of your home. If mold-infected air from the crawlspace makes its way to the living spaces in your home, you might notice the following symptoms:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Sore throat
  • Red eyes or blurry vision
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Worsened allergies or asthma symptoms
  • Stuffy nose or nasal itching
  • Lightheadedness

If you or your family members are experiencing any of these issues, you may have a mold problem in your home. You can also examine your crawlspace or basement for visible signs of mold growth or for a musty odor, which is commonly associated with mold and mildew.

If you do find any signs of mold, call us today. Our team of expert mold removers will work to make your home safe and healthy once again.