Even though it is oftentimes easy to remove black mold from your home, there are times when you need to hire a professional mold removal company. If mold is found on hard, non-porous surfaces you can remove it with the aid of simple household cleaning or sanitizing supplies such as chlorine bleach or vinegar. All you need to do is mix a cup of bleach with a gallon of water and with the aid of a strong brush, remove the mold from the surface. If the mold is found on a porous surface, however, the roots of the organism have penetrated deep into the material and you will need to find professional help.
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There are many companies that offer their services and even though some of them are good at their job and can eliminate mold from your home, you should first check to see if they are really what they claim to be. You can check with the Better Business Bureau but the fastest way is to see if their web page includes any reviews of their services. A good company will include both good and bad reviews and you should make sure that they seem genuine. If you want to be extra sure, you can contact the company and request references to speak with people who have used their service.
While you are on their page you should also check to see if they talk about the procedures they employ when cleaning a home. The Department of Health in most cities will have guidelines in place about fungi removal in homes and a good company will adhere to these guidelines. If you cannot find any mention of work processes you should phone and ask them about how they typically handle black mold removal. The best way to judge a company is of course by visiting the premises and talking to the people in charge.
One of the first things that a company should do is go to your home to make an assessment of the problem. They will check to see the type of mold that has taken over your home, going from the basement to the attic, and checking cupboards and closets in order to assess the magnitude of the problem. They should also check walls and roof tops for any signs of water stain that could indicate the presence of black mold in the crevices and cracks. Once they have an exact outline of the problem they will tell you about the solution that is best for your home.
A good company will also make sure that the chemicals or other fungicide used in cleaning your home have been removed or otherwise neutralized so that you can continue to live there safely. Some companies will also offer a guarantee that if the problem resurfaces in a few months time your home will receive another treatment free of charge.
Finding a company that will do a good mold removal job is easy if you take the time to do your homework. You should judge the company by the professional way that they attack your problem and the guarantee that they give.