Do you believe you have a mold problem in your home? If so, make sure to contact a professional, like one of our experts at FP Property Restoration. Our technicians are licensed to perform mold remediation, and can provide thorough inspections and testing to determine for certain whether you do or do not have a mold problem.
After we have determined that you have a mold problem, you’re probably going to wonder, “can you stay in your home during mold remediation?” The good news is that in many cases, it is not necessary to leave your house during the mold remediation process. However, there are cases, for instance after a property has experienced severe waterand/or storm damage, where the level of mold remediation needed is extensive enough that it is best to leave your home during the process. Keep reading to learn more about when you can and can’t stay in your home during mold remediation, courtesy of our experts at FP Property Restoration.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Mold Remediation
- Has My HVAC System Been Damaged? If your mold problem is serious enough that it has affected your HVAC system, there is a good chance you will have to leave your property during the mold remediation process. Mold is directly influenced by the temperature in your home, but your heating and cooling equipment will not be able to control the temperature correctly if there is mold growing inside of it. Moreover, using an HVAC system that has experienced mold damage is just going to spread more mold spores around your home, negatively affecting your air quality and your general way of life.
- Is Anyone In My Family Particularly Sensitive to Mold? As mentioned above, too many mold spores in your air will have a negative effect on everybody in your house. However, there may be members of your family more likely to have a particularly bad reaction to mold exposure. For instance, anyone with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues is likely to have a severe reaction to mold spores entering their lungs. The same goes for children, the elderly, and anyone who is immunocompromised. At FP Property Restoration, we take great care to wear protective equipment, and use industrial grade air filters to be able to provide mold remediation in the safest way possible. However, depending on the amount of mold in your house and whether anyone in your family is likely to have a severe reaction to it, it may be safer for you to vacate during remediation.
- What Type of Chemicals Are Necessary for This Remediation? Different types of mold remediation require different approaches. In many cases, no chemicals will be necessary to get rid of your mold problem. At FP Property Restoration, we promise to offer the safest type of mold remediation possible, implementing measures that many of our peer restoration companies do not have the ability to provide. However, in cases where something like hydrogen peroxide is necessary, it is better to leave your home during the remediation process, as the fumes from this type of chemical can be very harmful.
- Does Your Home Also Need Repairs or Other Kinds of Restoration? As mentioned above, mold growth is often a side effect of other kinds of property damage. That’s why on jobs where your home also needs services like structural drying, dehumidification, or odor removal, you will usually need to vacate the premises for some length of time. At FP Property Restoration, we provide a range of cleaning and repair services designed to help homeowners get back on their feet after devastating accidents and natural disasters. If you need help navigating the insurance process and are looking at extensive repairs to your home that may create dust, noise, and generally take up space, mold remediation is likely to be just one part of the larger restoration job process.
- How Long Will the Mold Remediation Process Take? Ultimately, the main factor as to whether to leave your home during mold remediation is time. All of the factors mentioned above can contribute to more extensive mold remediation jobs, and the bigger the problem is, the longer it’s going to take to solve. The good news is that our experts at FP Property Restoration are always here to help you get your home up and running again as quickly and as safely as possible.