Mold... Who Can You Trust?
The services of mold remediation range from a simple wipe-down of slime mold on a few bathroom tiles, to full-blown containment and demolition of badly infested and damaged structural materials.
The level of service (some self do it) to requiring professional assistance is determined by certain standards, some set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other recommendations are suggested by Industrial Hygienists and even mold contractors.
This is where it gets tricky. Some mold remediation contractors can take advantage of persons who are not familiar with mold to convince them that a whole lot of services are needed. Not all of these services are required. The EPA can provide the best information about mold. Search “EPA mold” and a wealth of information will show up from their official website. This way, the consumer can sift through the mountain of “information” and get down to the basics. The EPA removes the fear and confusion over this topic. For example, the EPA says that the consumer should be able to clean away several square feet of mold without having to hire a professional. Of course they suggest safe practices and present thoughtful ideas about this suggestion. The EPA also makes it clear when professional help is required. If you have a mold problem that requires professional help, please consider SERVPRO of Stockton at 209-477-3090.