Mold Removal in Boston: Four Common Treatment Mistakes

Mold Removal Services

Trying to get rid of mold on your own is rarely a good idea. As a leading provider of mold removal services in Boston, we’ve seen what happens when homeowners try to treat mold using DIY methods. With few exceptions, mold returns shortly after the treatment. In many cases, the growth is more severe the second time, making proper remediation even more costly.

Four Easy-to-Make DIY Mold Removal Mistakes

The simple fact is that mold is difficult to treat, and homeowners rarely succeed with DIY mold removal. Below are four of the most common mold removal errors we see from homeowners in Boston:

Treating mold without fixing the root problem. Mold can only grow when it has access to plenty of moisture. This could be due to a leak, drainage issues, or excessive air moisture. Whatever the cause, you’ll need to address the moisture issue to stop future mold problems.

Ignoring hidden and subsurface mold colonies. Mold has a habit of growing in hidden spaces, including inside infested materials. Many homeowners think they’ve fixed a mold problem when they’ve only removed the visible growth.

Using household products such as bleach. To neutralize mold infestations, you’ll need products that can penetrate porous materials and neutralize subsurface mold. This means you can’t use a product like bleach, which kills surface mold without addressing subsurface growth.

Allowing mold spores to spread. When we perform mold treatments, we use technologies like negative air pressure generators and HEPA-filtration air scrubbers to contain airborne mold spores. Without these systems in place, you could end up spreading mold spores to new areas.

Our Mold Remediation Services in Boston

At Green Home Solutions, our mold removal services address the following issues head on.

  • When we inspect your home, our representatives use UV technologies to locate mold and moisture issues in hidden areas.
  • To eliminate mold, we use an EPA-registered product that denatures mold at the molecular level through plant-based enzymes.
  • Unlike other products, our treatment product can penetrate porous materials like wood and drywall to kill subsurface mold!
  • During treatments, we use negative air generators and HEPA air filters to stop mold spores from spreading.

This unique approach makes mold remediation much easier for homeowners in the Boston area. It also reduces the length, cost, and disruption of our treatments. That’s because, unlike many competitors, we can treat mold-infested materials instead of demolishing and reconstructing them.

Green Home Solutions is locally owned and operated, with service available in:

  • Boston
  • Cambridge
  • Newton
  • Brookline
  • Watertown
  • Somerville
  • Waltham
  • And the surrounding areas

Contact Green Home Solutions today at (978) 728-3441 for mold removal services in Boston!