If you have mold only in your basement, you may wonder if you really need to have a professional come out and remediate it. However, mold can be a harbinger of a larger problem or can sometimes be a more rapidly spreading infestation than you expected. Here are some of the reasons to hire professionals for mold removal even if it's just in your basement.

Professional mold removal can prevent spreading

You may think that simply bleaching a mold spot off the wall on your own could keep it from spreading, but this isn't the case. The visible mold you see is the fruiting bodies of the fungus, which have already thrown off many airborne spores (that are ready to spread to more important rooms of the house) by the time you discover the problem.

Three ways a professional removal can help prevent spreading include:

  • Identifying and removing even hard-to-find or hard-to-reach mold
  • Using industrial-grade air cleaners to remove unseen mold spores from the air
  • Killing or removing mold at the roots, not just surface level, so the fruiting bodies won't grow back

As you can see, this can be a multi-step process that uses high-grade equipment and supplies.

Professional mold removal may be required to sell the house

You're legally obligated to tell homebuyers about a mold problem. While technically you could sell your house with an intact mold problem in the basement, many buyers will keep looking until they find a mold-free house. Others may want to buy the house, but only after professional remediation is complete. Still others may want to buy the house but at a huge discount. Therefore, if you want to get a fair price for your house, you'll likely need to have the mold professionally remediated at some point. Your best bet is to do it before the problem has a chance to spread.

Professional mold removal can allow you to finish the basement

If your unfinished basement has a mold problem, a DIY cleanup before your finished basement project won't give you peace of mind that the area will remain mold-free. To ensure that you can finish your basement without worrying about mold growth springing back behind the drywall, book a professional mold removal company.

Professional mold removal may identify other issues that need repair

Your mold removal professionals have seen a lot of moldy situations, and they have experience identifying where a mold problem came from. In some cases, they could discover that your mold problem is due to some other issue, such as a foundation problem, a drainage problem, or even a roof problem. This issue may need prompt repair to avoid rot and structural instability.

These are just some of the reasons why choosing professional mold removal for your basement is worth the cost. Even if it doesn't seem like a big issue at first, choosing a professional mold removal can give you peace of mind and great results. Contact a mold removal service for more information.