Looking to remediate your home, office or apartment? Wondering how to choose a mold remediation company?
Water damage can lead to serious mold problems which in turn can cause serious health issues. Sometimes remediation is not the best solution when the damage is systemic or the health of the occupants is severely compromised. (See the article Toxic Mold Remediation.)
Other times the water damage is isolated enough to warrant mold remediation. Tackling the mold issue yourself can often make matters worse as opening up a wall without proper containment can exacerbate the problem.
Finding a qualified remediator, who understands the potential hazards of improper remediation can be difficult. Do not be afraid to ask these questions before hiring a mold remediation company. (An unprofessional mold remediation cascaded our family into extreme health issues. Read our story here.)
1. Do you consider mold to be a potential health hazard?
While remediators are not health practitioners they should understand the toxic nature of indoor water damage. They should be aware of the term mycotoxin and know the difference between a mold allergy and a toxic response to a poisonous substance.