Mold Cleaning Services-Corvallis, Oregon
Why hire a Professional to clean mold?
Mold is potentially dangerous to a person’s health. Consider hiring a Mold Cleaning Services in Corvallis, Oregon if you can see, or smell mold in your home or business. The first step is to perform a mold inspection. A professional can provide the correct cleaning method and knows the safety measures to prevent illness and exposure.
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What is Mold?
Mold is a fungi. It can be present even without detection. Mold can survive, and thrive anywhere there is moisture, oxygen, and organic matter. Mold in small amounts can be cleaned by anyone. There is a mold problem if you can see mold patches growing on walls, in the basement, or bathroom. Mold can be detected, if not visible, by a musty odor. If you believe your home or office has mold growth, it is potentially a health risk.
Can you clean up mold yourself?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) you can clean mold yourself as long as the moldy area is less than 10 square feet (less than a 3 x 3 ft patch). The first step is to discover the cause of the mold. Generally, moisture and inadequate ventilation are the reasons for mold to proliferate. If there is a leak, fix the source before cleaning up. If the issue is inadequate ventilation, increase ventilation. Keep the areas clean and dry to prevent regrowth.
Does bleach kill black mold?
Biocides are substances that can destroy black mold. The EPA does not recommended using bleach to kill mold because of its caustic and combustible nature. In most cases, it is not desirable to sterilize the area, unless someone is immune compromised. By fixing the cause (leaks, poor ventilation) the spores will not regrow after proper mold cleaning services.
What is the best cleaner for mold?
A biocide will kill mold. Biocides are toxic and you should use caution to protect yourself when performing mold cleaning services. Be familiar with the use of these caustic cleaning agents, and how to use the protective equipment to prevent exposure and illness.
How much does mold cleaning services cost?
On average, professional mold clean up costs $500 to $6000. Factors that influence the cost for mold removal depend on the square feet, and if the mold has infiltrated the building materials.
Mold Removal Costs per Square Foot:
2021 costs for removal + repair ranges between $15 to $30 per sq.ft. Professional Mold Cleaning for an area the size of 50 sq.ft. (including the costs for materials and labor) ranges $750 to $1500. A 200 sq.ft. area would be $3000 to $6000.