It’s no secret that the economy is tough right now. We are all trying to save money any way we can, and it can be tempting to cut corners by trying to do things yourself that really should be handled by a professional. One of these areas involves finding and removing mold from your home. There are kits available for homeowners to find and remove mold themselves. Here are some reasons why this is not a good idea.
1. The most important part of a mold inspection is the visual inspection-Regardless of what type of kit you buy it requires an understanding of building construction, water sources, and types of mold in order to perform a thorough inspection. A mold remediation specialist is familiar with common areas of mold formation that you may not be aware of.
2. Mold kits tested by Consumer Reports were all rated as “Not Recommended”- Consumer Reports tested four different types of at home mold test kits and found them all to be ineffective.
3. The mold industry advises against home mold kits-All credible organizations in the air quality field, including the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, advise against using home mold kits.
When it comes to the safety of your home and family, there really is no substitute for a professional. If you suspect the presence of mold in your home, don’t take matters into your own hands; contact a professional mold remediation company right away.