Unfortunately, any home or commercial property can fall victim to pesky mold. Every case is different and needs to be handled accordingly. However, can you do mold removal on your own? Does mold affect your health? Our crews have the training, equipment, and professional attitude to handle your mold remediation project.
Is Mold in Your Dayton Home Making You Sick?
Without a doubt, mold can result in serious sickness. Homeowners may be oblivious to the mold growing in their home. However, it can result in various health issues including: headache, sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, fatigue, and asthma attacks can occur. Find the root of the problem is especially important if you have a mold issue.
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Can You Remove Mold On Your Own?
Removing mold on your own is never a good idea. It is important to remember how dangerous mold can be. Do not try remediation yourself!
You can spread spores, making the problem worse and more expensive in the long run. Alternatively, mold professionals understand that the job extends further than just eliminating visible mold.
Our team is capable of identifying the type of mold at hand and how best to remove it. Additionally, we test how much moisture exists in the home and causing the mold to grow. Once the mold is removed, our special equipment takes moisture readings to ensure no further growth. Instead of trying a complex DIY project, call the professionals at Complete Detail.
Mold Remediation Experts
Do you fear your home or business is suffering from a mold infestation? Our Mold Remediation company in Dayton is here to help! First, we ask questions and allow you to voice concerns about the situation. Then, we assess your property to find all mold issues and problem areas. Next, we will provide you with a plan of action. After that, the remediation process can begin. We will leave you with a mold and excess moisture-free environment! Read why so many are satisfied customers and choose Complete Detail as their mold restoration company.
The Complete Detail Cleaning & Restoration Difference
- Free Mold Removal Estimates
- Licensed & Insured
- 24/7 Emergency Mold Removal Availability
- Family Owned & Operated
- IICRC Certified & Insured
- We Work with Insurance
- Initial Response Under 60 Minutes
- Commercial & Residential Mold Removal
Mold Remediation and Your Insurance
When it comes to your insurance policy, there are many facets to consider. Generally, homeowners insurance only covers mold resulting from a “covered peril,” as listed in your policy. Otherwise, an insurance company will likely not cover mold damage, with a few exceptions.
For something like a preventable water leak, flooding, or high humidity, do not expect your claim to be covered. If you have questions about your policy, check the policy to see if there is any language about mold claims. Some insurers offer limited coverage, or they give the option to buy an endorsement to your policy that adds mold coverage.
How Does Mold Effect You?
Mold effects people in different ways, depending on underlying health conditions. Those with asthma, or other lung or respiratory issues are most at risk. However, mold can be toxic for anyone to breathe in, and leads to difficulty breathing, runny nose, itchy/watering eyes and sneezing.
How To Prevent Mold Growth
- Control humidity
- Be quick to fix leaks
- Thoroughly dry after flooding
- Ventilate your shower, laundry, and cooking areas.
Tips to Prevent Mold in Your Home
If your home has fallen prey to mold, but you do nothing about the moisture problem, the mold will definitely return. To control moisture that leads to mold growth, follow these simple steps:
- Clean gutters and extend downspouts to prevent water from pooling around your foundation.
- Ensure grading near foundation causes water to run away from your home.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated, especially the basement.
- Run a fan frequently to ensure air circulation
- Replace air filters regularly.
When You Need to Call an Expert:
If the moldy area is small— an area that’s smaller than 3 feet by 3 feet—you can probably do a DIY cleanup with caution to prevent the matter from worsening. Wear an N-95 respirator and safety glasses while handling any mold. After leaks and moisture have been cleaned, use 1 cup of bleach in one gallon of water.
If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold:
- Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners to prevent toxic fumes.
- Open windows and doors to provide fresh air circulation.
- Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
- Small areas (such as a shower, or an area the size of a door) can often be cleaned by residents, but larger areas need more professional help. It is important to always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
If you have a large amount of mold and you cannot clean up the mess yourself, it is best to call a professional to help do things the right way.
Long-Term Effects of Mold on Your Health
Mold has adverse effects on your health, and if not eradicated, can have long term effects.
Long-term mold exposure, even if it doesn’t cause immediate symptoms, may also lead to:
- Hair loss
- Feelings of anxiety
- Stomach pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Weight gain
- Muscle cramping
How is mold poisoning diagnosed?
In rare cases of long-term mold exposure, some have experienced mold poisoning. The following options are available from a doctor to diagnose mold poisoning:
Blood test– With this option, your doctor will draw blood and send a sample to a lab to test for the reaction of certain antibodies in your immune system to different mold species. This helps diagnose mold allergies and reactions to mold, as well as checking for biotoxins in your blood from mold exposure.
Skin prick test– Your doctor performs this test by taking small amounts of mold and apply it to your skin with a tiny needle. Your skin will break out in bumps, a rash or hives if you are allergic to mold.
Your doctor will know best how to proceed once the results are in.
How Much Will I Pay for Mold Remediation?
Each mold remediation project differs. However, the average cost of mold remediation is $2,325, with most homeowners spending between $1,500–$3,150. Some companies charge by square footage. In those cases, be prepared to pay around $15 to $31 per square foot. If you only have a small mold problem, most pay an average of $500-$1,500. However, a larger job will leave you paying anywhere around $3,000 to $6,000.
Homeguide.com gives the following averages for the prices of mold removal:
- Minimum Cost: $500
- National Average Cost: $2,325
- Maximum Cost: $6,000
- Average Range: $1,500 to $3,150
Contact Complete Detail
You can call us with any questions or concerns at (937) 507-2927 or visit our Contact Us web page to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.