3 Reasons You Should Never Try to Remove Mold Yourself

It’s happened to plenty of homeowners across Pennsylvania. You notice a certain distinct smell in your basement, and slowly you realize that you have a mold problem. Sure, you could hire a professional team to correct it for you — but is it really worth the money?

Mold remediation is something that you should always leave to the professionals. If you do it yourself, you are putting both yourself and your family at risk. In many cases, you might end up creating more damage than you repair.

Instead, contact a team like Rightway Waterproofing for a basement inspection in Philadelphia and let us treat any mold your basement may have. Here are a few reasons why mold removal is best left to experienced professionals.  

  • Mold spreads. All it takes is an HVAC system kicking on to spread mold spores everywhere. Improper removal can cause mold to spread throughout your home, leading to more extensive damage.
  • Mold remediation requires dangerous chemicals. It takes using dangerous chemicals to kill mold. By trying to remove them on your own, you come in contact with them, which can potentially burn your skin or create breathing problems.
  • Mold might not always be obvious. Professionals are trained to completely eradicate mold growth from your home — even if you can’t see a particular patch. Leaving just one small area that is not fully treated can start an entire infestation over again.

Do you think that you have mold growth in your basement? Then turn to the experts here at Rightway Waterproofing. We are an experienced team of waterproofing contractors in Chester County who know how to keep you safe and protect your home or business at the same time. Learn more about professional mold remediation, basement waterproofing services, and much more now by calling us now!

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John and Barbara Vicich

“We wanted to thank you for your personal and specialized attention to the water problem we had in our basement. You took the time to inspect the whole situation and gave us recommendations, all of which worked. You had a way of explaining the process and materials that would be used in a way that we understood. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would highly recommend your company to anyone.”

-John and Barbara Vicich

Debbie, Berwyn

“The day after Hurricane Irene, all of my neighbors basements were filled with water, while mine remained dry! It is wonderful, everything remains dry and the battery backup worked beautifully when my power was out for 2 days. Dry AND quiet, thank you, thank you! Thanks! Debbie, Berwyn”

-Debbie, Berwyn

Doug Smith, Glenside

“All I have to say is that Hurricane Irene was no match for the job that Rightway did for my basement and my father-in-law’s. I had my basement done 5 years ago and we are still bone dry and my father-inlaw’s was done last year and another dry basement… Great job! I highly recommend them for waterproofing and mold remediation.”

-Doug Smith, Glenside


“I’d highly recommend these guys for your basement. My basement has been dry since they installed a sump pump and French drain in June. They offer a competitive price, they get the job done quickly and they stand by their work. Please mention my name if you proceed down the road with these guys.”


Angelo and Sandra Patiri

“We had our basement waterproofed with Rightway Waterproofing in 2007, after all this time and just getting through Hurricane Irene, we did not get a drop of water in our basement. Rightway Waterproofing did a very good job and we are very satisfied!”

-Angelo and Sandra Patiri