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Mold Removal Expert vs. Handyman

Almost all of us know a handyman: they can be extremely useful when it comes to small fixes or odd jobs that need to be done around the house. Some of us who are not so fortunate may even turn to services like Kijiji to locate someone who will take care of that leaky faucet or to patch up a few shingles on our leaky roof. However, there are some jobs that are simply out of the scope of a handyman due to their complexity and level of expertise required. They demand the attention of a trained professional; in this case, that means hiring a mold removal expert. The growth of mold in a home can be an exhaustive process to halt and properly treat, and definitely falls under the category of being out of the scope of almost all handymen. If you have mold in your home, hire a mold removal expert to take care of it.

A handyman may have the tools necessary to remove mold growth in your home, but this approach will only be temporarily effective, unlike the job guarantee that a mold removal expert will often bring to the table. It’s unlikely that your local handyman has the same knowledge that a mold removal expert does. A mold removal expert knows that mold is like an iceberg: most of it is hidden from sight. The only part of mold that we can see is the fruiting bodies, which take the form of mushrooms in other species of fungus. The fruiting bodies are the part of the fungus that produce and spread spores, the “seeds” of the fungal world. A mold removal expert knows this and is well-trained in the proper techniques to treat fungal infestations and remove the entire organism from your home.

In addition to the significant knowledge gap between a handyman and a mold removal expert, you must also consider the products used during the mold removal process. A handyman will likely purchase whatever fungicide is cheapest, while a mold removal expert from a reputable remediation company like Matrix Remediation will have access to professional quality products that are non-toxic. If handymen are careless with their use of toxic fungicides, it can create a potentially dangerous scenario for you and your family. A mold removal expert is bound by the quality of service their company adheres to, and you can have a stress free mold removal as a result. Beware of independent contractors advertising their services as a mold removal expert. You have no assurance that they were properly trained in the extensive methodology required to consider a mold removal expert.

While you may think that mold infestation is a home repair issue that can be treated as a quick fix, you should err on the side of caution and reduce your risk by hiring a mold removal expert to remedy the situation. Certain species of mold can have adverse health effects, specifically respiratory ailments, or worsen current ones such as asthma. By contacting a mold removal expert from a professional remediation company like Matrix, you mitigate risk and ensure a professional treatment of this potentially dangerous repair. Contact Matrix Remediation today to get a free quote, and leave it to a mold removal expert to take care of your home.

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What Our Clients Say


Janice Martin

I am going to be the owner of the house we wanted thanks to Matrix. I just wanted to personally thank you so much for putting a rush on the work and making this happen! I was so worried I was going to lose this house so thank you so much for saving it for me! I will recommend your services to anyone I come across that may need them!


Cameron Williamson

Thanks for the professional work. We were going to deal with the mold removal ourselves and realized it was a bad idea. Your crew really knows what they are doing. Our place is spotless – and they even gave us some good household tips. I have no problem in recommending Matrix.


Robert Lee

Thank you for coming to the rescue. I didn’t quite know how dangerous asbestos could be, but I knew it had to be removed completely and properly. Thanks for the professional touch – I feel much better now that the house is clean and safe. I hope I never have to use this service again.