Nearly 50% of homes in the U.S. have an issue with mold, and this issue extends to Tory, Ohio. While common, many people still don’t understand it completely. For example, can mold affect your health? Does a professional have to perform mold removal? Who is qualified to remove mold properly? All of these questions will be answered throughout the article. Pay attention to how Complete Detail plays a vital role for mold remediation in Troy.
About Our Mold Remediation Services in Troy
At Complete Detail Cleaning & Restoration of Troy, OH, our Mold Removal team walks you through the entire process. We create a plan of action tailored to your needs. Remember, mold harms the integrity and structural stability of your home or business by weakening the framework. Therefore, you should not hesitate to contact us to assist you!
Additionally, Complete Detail Cleaning & Restoration’s team members understand the importance of doing the job right the first time. From the moment our Mold Removal technicians walk in your door, you can rely on us to provide you with the best services available! Read why so many customers are satisfied with Complete Detail.
Will Mold Make You Sick?
Untreated mold results in sickness. Many times, a homeowner may be unaware of mold growing in a home. However, it can result in various health issues. For example, you may notice symptoms including: headache, sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue. If you suffer from asthma, asthma attacks can occur. It is important to find the root of the problem, especially if it is a mold problem.
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
Is Mold Remediation a DIY Project ?
In a word, no. It is important to remember how dangerous mold can be. Furthermore, do not try remediation yourself. You can spread spores and make the problem worse and more expensive in the long run.
Remember, mold professionals understand that the mold removal process extends beyond just getting rid of visible mold. We know how to identify the type of mold at hand, and how best to remove it.
Additionally, we measure the amount of moisture in the home that is causing the mold to grow. Once the mold is removed, we utilize special equipment to take moisture readings and ensure no further growth. So instead of trying a DIY project, call the professionals at Complete Detail.
Warning Signs Mold is in Your Home:
- Musty Odor
- Visible Growth
- Signs of Water Damage or Leaks
- Past Flooding
How Does Mold Effect You?
Mold effects people in different ways. For example, those with asthma, or any other lung or respiratory issues, are most at risk. Even still, mold can be toxic for anyone to breathe in. If you suspect mold growth in your home, don’t wait to call us. Our professionals will be happy to assist anyway we can.
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 you find mold in your home but do nothing about the moisture problem, the mold will only return. The best way to control moisture that can lead to mold growth is to follow a few simple steps:
- Regularly 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.
- Properly ventilate the property, especially the basement.
- Run a fan frequently to ensure air circulation.
- Replace air filters regularly.
When You Need to Call a Mold Remediation Expert:
If the moldy area is small—it’s growing in an area that’s smaller than 3 feet by 3 feet—you can probably do a DIY cleanup. However, there is need for caution in this area. You may end up making the matter worse in the end. The CDC recommends wearing an N-95 respirator and safety glasses while handling any mold. After leaks and moisture have been cleaned up, simply 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. This will result in a toxic fume.
- Open windows and doors to provide fresh air and provide proper 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
It is no secret that mold can have adverse effects on your health. However, if mold is not eradicated it can have long term effects on a person. We will not only discuss what those symptoms are but how they can be diagnosed if they get extremely serious.
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. Symptoms alone cannot diagnose mold poisoning. The following options are available from a doctor:
Blood test– To diagnose mold poisoning, you’ll likely need a test on your blood to be taken and a sample sent to a lab. There, it will be tested for the reaction of certain antibodies in your immune system to different mold species. This helps diagnose mold allergies and reactions to mold. A blood test can also check for bio-toxins in your blood from mold exposure, which can also reveal mold poisoning.
Skin prick test– Your doctor will perform a skin prick test by taking small amounts of mold and applying it to your skin using 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.
Team Up With A Certified Mold Remediation Company in Troy
The IICRC, is a certification and educational organization for Mold Removal. Complete Detail is certified through the IICRC. Furthermore, on every project we take on, we exhibit the organization’s five key values of respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and expertise.
Is Mold Covered With Homeowner’s Insurance?
As all insurance policies, there are many variables to keep in mind. Homeowners insurance will only cover mold if it was caused by a “covered peril”. The perils covered in your homeowners insurance are listed in your policy. Otherwise, an insurance company will likely not cover mold damage.
There are exceptions, depending on your situation. However, something like a preventable water leak, flooding, or high humidity will not be covered. If you are curious about your policy, check to see if there is any language about mold claims. Some insurers offer limited coverage, or they give you the option to buy an endorsement to your policy that adds mold coverage.
How Much Will I Pay for Mold Remediation in Troy?
Every mold remediation job is different. 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
If you have any questions or concerns please call us at (937) 507-2927 or visit our Contact Us web page to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!