Risks of Removing Black Mold On Your Own 

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If you’ve noticed black mold in your home and have been contemplating removing it on your own, here is your sign to potentially reconsider. Even though it might seem like a good way to save money, removing black mold yourself usually leads to even worse problems and not a full removal. That said, we’ve listed some of the dangers you could face if you try to get rid of black mold on your own.

Risk #1: Health Concerns

Risk number one and the most obvious one, getting rid of black mold yourself can harm your health. Stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, produces mycotoxins that are harmful to breathe or touch. These toxins can irritate skin, create headaches and dizziness, worsen asthma, create allergies, and affect those with weak immune systems. 

Risk #2: Improper Removal

The correct equipment and knowledge are both needed for effective black mold removal. When do-it-yourself projects fail to address underlying moisture concerns and propagate spores, they might result in recurring mold. 

Risk #3: Legal and Insurance Issues

Do-it-yourself mold removal might result in legal problems and revoke insurance coverage. For mold damage claims, many plans call for expert cleanup; if the mold is removed improperly, there may be liability for both property damage and health risks.

Risk #4: Cross-Contamination

Engaging in do-it-yourself mold removal might result in cross-contamination, since it has the potential to disperse mold spores to other areas within the property. This could worsen the infestation and make subsequent removal attempts more challenging and costly.

Risk #6: Mistaken Mold Identification

Each type of mold has a distinct removal process. Trying to treat mold on your own could lead to the wrong diagnosis and ineffective treatment. Professionals know how to safely and effectively get rid of mold by correctly identifying the species and using the right methods.

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