Mold Removal in Gaithersburg: Four Common Treatment Mistakes

The last thing you want to find as a homeowner is a growing patch of mold. When this happens, your first instinct might be to remove the mold yourself. Instead, you should contact a professional mold removal company in Gaithersburg, like Green Home Solutions.

Most mold problems can only be solved with professional help. At Green Home Solutions, we’ve seen homes in Gaithersburg where the owners tried to get rid of mold on their own, only to make one or more critical errors. As a result, the mold quickly returned or spread to other areas.

Four Common DIY Mold Removal Mistakes

At Green Home Solutions, we use a number of specialized tools to detect, contain, and neutralize mold. Without access to these tools, you’ll struggle to get rid of mold colonies. Instead, you could make the problem worse.

Below are four of the most common mistakes that we see with DIY mold removal.

  • Focusing on visible mold. If you can see mold, you’re only seeing part of the problem. Mold penetrates porous materials, infesting tiny nooks and crannies under the surface. To stop mold, you need to neutralize both the surface and subsurface growth.
  • Using bleach to treat mold. Bleach won’t get rid of mold infestations. You might kill the surface mold, but bleach has no way of killing the subsurface colonies. As a result, mold continues spreading inside the infested material, and it quickly reemerges on the surface.
  • Allowing spores to spread. When we treat mold-infested areas, we wear protective clothing and use HEPA air filtration to stop mold spores. If you treat mold on your own, these spores will get into the air. This allows mold to spread further and poses a health hazard to your family.
  • Ignoring the root cause. If your home contains mold, there’s a moisture problem you need to solve. This could be due to a leak, condensation on pipes, poor ventilation, or any number of other problems. You’ll need to fix this problem before treating the mold to prevent new growth.

Schedule Mold Removal in Gaithersburg

At Green Home Solutions, we take pride in protecting Gaithersburg families against mold. Our mold removal treatments can be completed in less than a week. Our treatments cost less on average than competitor treatments. And thanks to our EPA-registered treatment product, we offer a greener way to fight mold infestations.

We offer mold removal treatments in:

  • Gaithersburg
  • Rockville
  • Germantown
  • Bethesda
  • Montgomery County
  • Surrounding areas

 Call Green Home Solutions today at (301) 591-2470 for mold removal services in Gaithersburg!