Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you test for mold?
A: Buffalo Restoration does not test for mold. We can search for excess moisture and abate the mold, but we do not test the air for mold spores. We recommend calling our office for a referral company who can perform the sampling.
Q: What causes mold?
A: Mold is caused by excess moisture and it feeds off of organic material such as wood, drywall, or dust. It also requires the right level of air humidity.
Q: Can mold spread throughout my house?
A: Yes and no. It all depends on whether the mold spores have been disturbed. Do not try to treat mold on your own. Without the proper containment and protective equipment, you may spread it to other areas of your house. Professionals can isolate the mold and eliminate it completely to prevent any regrowth in the future.
Q: I think I'm having mold related health problems, what should I do?
A: Consult your physician. Unfortunately, we cannot say whether mold is or isn't affecting you. Everyone is different and every mold situation is different.
Q: The color of the mold I see is black, is that bad?
A: Mold is mold, regardless of color. Different kinds of mold affect everyone differently.
Q: Can I use bleach to kill mold?
A: Bleach is corrosive and may be harmful. Mold comes from excess moisture and organic materials so using a liquid bleach may provide temporary remediation, but if not properly dried, can cause more mold in the future. Bleach is most often not a permanent solution to the mold problem.