A lot of people tend to think of “mold” as the same everywhere. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and not all mold should be handled the same way. While some types of mold are less harmful than others, you’ll find that failing to take the necessary safety precautions when trying to removing certain types of mold from your home can result in debilitating health issues, and may even land you in the hospital.
Careful preparation and testing is required before even attempting to remove any kind of mold from your home, and before you do anything, you will have to know what type of mold you’re dealing with.
For that purpose, there are mold testing kits that you can actually use without the supervision or assistance of an expert. They come with simple, clear and easy to follow directions that you can use to get a sample and find out if you actually have mold in your home. Then, if you really want to be thorough, you can send any positive test results to the lab for verification, and they can tell you what type of mold it actually is. Obviously, in the case of a natural disaster, a professional Phoenix disaster restoration company would be necessary to remove mold or help to prevent it.
A basic mold kit will cost you up to $20-$25 or so, however, there are also more expensive kits that will test for airborne particles as well. Even though these would cost a little more, they are fully worth the added expense, especially if someone in your home has an allergy or asthma, and you want to be absolutely sure that they don’t have to deal with harmful mold spores.