DIY Mould removal vs Professional Mould Remediation

DIY Mould removal vs Professional Mould Remediation

At AllAces Cleaning & Restoration we understand that mould removal can be a difficult decision to make, especially when the cost of professional mould removal services versus the DIY approach is considered. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both methods and provide useful information to help you make an informed decision. 

Why Is Professional Mould Removal Better? 

Professional mould cleaning is your best option if you have a severe, widespread mould problem that is affecting your health. AllAces Cleaning & Restoration’s certified mould cleaning professionals have the experience, tools, and knowledge to assess the extent of mould damage, identify the type of mould, and devise a safe and effective mould removal strategy. 

Professional mould removal also provides several benefits, including: 

  • Mould removal professionals follow strict safety protocols to protect themselves and others from mould spore exposure, which can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other health problems. 
  • Thoroughness: AllAces mould cleaners are certified with the equipment and expertise to remove mould completely, including hidden mould behind walls and ceilings, and to ensure that it never returns. 
  • Professional mould cleaners can identify and address the source of moisture that caused the initial mould growth, assisting in the prevention of future mould problems. 

When Is DIY Mould Removal Appropriate? 

While professional mould removal is recommended for most mould problems, DIY mould removal may be appropriate in some cases.  

For Example: 

Small Areas: If the mould growth is limited to a small area (less than 10 square feet) and you have prior mould removal experience, you may be able to safely remove the mould yourself using proper safety equipment and cleaning products. 

 Non-Porous Surfaces: Mould that grows on a non-porous surface, such as tile or metal, may be easier to remove and less likely to reappear than mould that grows on porous materials, such as drywall or carpet. 

Prevention: If you have a minor mould problem but want to avoid future mould growth and continual mould removal, you may be able to solve it yourself by repairing leaks and improving ventilation. 

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Mould Removal 

  • While DIY mould cleaning may be appropriate in some cases, it is critical to understand the risks. These are some examples: 
  • Health Risks: If you do not have the proper safety equipment and protocols in place, you and others in your home may be exposed to mould spores, which can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other health problems. 
  • Incomplete Removal: It can be difficult to completely remove all mould without the proper tools and expertise, especially hidden mould that may be growing behind walls or in other difficult-to-reach areas. 
  • Cross-Contamination: Mould spores can spread to other areas of your home if they are not properly contained and removed. 

To Learn more about mould removal services: 

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We understand that DIY mould removal may be appropriate in some cases. However, professional mould cleaning is the safest and most effective option for the majority of mould problems. If you have a mould problem and require mould removal services, we recommend that you contact our certified mould cleaners at AllAces for an assessment and quote today. 

Contact us on 1800 00 10 10  



What type of mould is dangerous? 

Black mould, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, can be dangerous to humans. It produces mycotoxins that can cause respiratory problems, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. It’s important to address any mould growth in homes, especially if it is black mould.  

Will mould keep coming back? 

Mould will keep coming back if the underlying moisture problem is not addressed. It’s important to identify and fix the source of moisture before attempting to remove the mould. Otherwise, the mould will likely return. 

Where can mould grow?  

Mould can grow in areas with high humidity or moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and around windows. It can also grow on materials such as wood, carpet, drywall, and fabric. Any area that is damp and poorly ventilated is at risk for mould growth. 

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