DIY Mold Removal

Your home and flooded during the Great Flood of 2016 in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas in Louisiana… Your neighbor says he did his own “mold spray.” Search DIY mold removal on the internet and you will find tons of articles suggesting different ways to rid your home of mold yourself. One of the most common suggestions is spraying the mold with bleach or some other concoction aimed and killing it.

Mold cleanup is not that simple.


DIY Mold Removal

The EPA ( United States Environmental Protection Agency) has come up with a rigid set of guidelines for mold removal. The Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings document recommends that you should only attempt to remove mold yourself if the area impacted is less than roughly a 3ft. by 3 ft. patch. Even in this instance you should first wear protective gear and fix any leaky pipes or issues that caused the mold damage. IICRC ( Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) does not recommend spraying but promotes removal of mold and proper air filtration.Major steps in a proper mold remediation process includes  analysis of the impacted area, thorough drying, fixing any causes of water and wetness as well as wearing  proper protective gear during the process.

If the area of mold damage exceeds 10 square feet, then a professional must be consulted. Homes that have been flooded, have had a sewage contamination, or have mold located within the heating and air ducts should also be cleaned by a professional remediation company.

Don’t Put Your Family at Risk!

Before you take the health and monetary risk of improper mold remediation review the EPA guidelines and contact United Fire and Water for one of our mold remediation and abatement professionals to do an analysis of the area.

United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC Offers These Services

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation – LA State Lic #250487
  • Reconstruction Services – LA State Lic #555937

United Fire &  Water Damage of LA, LLC services all of Southern Louisiana and can typically be on site for any restoration related emergency within 2 hours of first notice. 60 minutes in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Call us today at 225-401-6568 for more info.