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3 Reasons You Should Use a Professional Service To Mold Test Your Home

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

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If you are concerned about mold growth in your Charlotte, NC home, you might be tempted to try mold testing it on your own. While this can save you money in the short term, it is not necessarily a great solution. If you think there is mold in your house, then it will always be a better idea to call in a professional. Here are a few reasons why hiring a service is preferable to testing for mold yourself.

1. Kits Are Not Accurate

While not every mold kit is made the same, it is unlikely that you will find one that is better than having a test done by a professional. Because mold is present in nearly every environment, it is possible that you could get a positive result even when there is no harmful mold present in your home.

2. Professionals Have Years of Training and Experience

When you do a DIY mold test, you have no way of knowing if the results you are getting are accurate. A professional service has the required tools to test for mold and the necessary knowledge to interpret the results. They will be able to see signs of mold that you might overlook.

3. Mold is Less Likely to Return

Even if you were to complete your mold testing with accurate results, it is unlikely that you would know how to proceed. Not only will a professional be able to test your home for mold,  but they will also be able to complete the next step, removing the mold. If the mold removal is incomplete, the growth will eventually return, so it is best to leave this to someone who knows what they are doing.

Unless you are trained in this area, mold testing your home and trying to remove the damage yourself will likely not yield the results you are looking for. Hiring a mold remediation specialist is the only way to make sure the job is done right.

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