If disaster has struck your family you have probably considered hiring a restoration company to come into your home and help you manage the damages that were incurred. Different restoration companies are going to offer different services, but for example, Square One Restoration offers mold, flood, and fire cleanup as well as carpet cleaning services.
Mold cleanup is an extensive service that professional companies do very well. You should never try and exchanged a DIY solution for professional mold removal. Mold is a very serious problem and can have lasting effects if it is not treated properly.
While it may be tempting to wipe the mold away on your own, mold removal is a much more extensive process that should not be taken lightly. While you may be able to wipe the mold away that you seen in your home, wiping it off will not fix the problem. Mold spores enter the air when mold starts growing inside of your home and in order to remove them you need to be sure to get rid of any left over traces of mold. Wiping the mold away will make the visual appearance of mold leave (at least for the immediate time) but the mold and it’s harmful attributes are still inside of your home.
Similar to mold cleanup, flood water needs to be cleaned by a professional in order to prevent a mold outbreak inside of your home. Mold is often caused by water that was not properly cleaned. If you choose to try and clean the water damaged by yourself it is likely that you will miss some of the water and then your home will be filled with mold spores as well as dangerous mold.
Professional restoration companies have the knowledge as well as equipment necessary to remove all of the flood water from your home. If you do not clean the water properly there will be more implications that will be expensive and require another trip to your home by a restoration company.
Fire damage is extensive and will likely overwhelm the average homeowner. Fire damage is not something that can be ignored. Breathing is the smell of smoke that will absorb into your walls and carpets is not healthy for yourself or your family.
Rather than trying to manage the situation alone, it is best to hire a company to come in and take care if your home. The saved money is not worth the affects that can come from not cleaning up fire damages properly.