Mold, also known as mildew, is an airborne fungi growth that grows on damp, wet areas. Mold is an essential part of our environment and plays a vital role in nature; however, it can cause significant damage to your home if it is not removed in a timely manner. There are steps you can take to ensure your home is mold free and that you can help prevent future occurrences.
Mold and mildew growth are commonly found in many areas throughout the house. The first step to handling any type of mold contamination is to be thorough in your cleaning and mold remediation procedures. If you do find mold or mildew growth in your home, be sure to wear a facemask, long sleeves, rubber gloves, and protective glasses to shield yourself from exposure to spores. Once you have found the mold or mildew growth, clean it thoroughly with bleach and air dry the area. Mold removal is often best left to professionals for safety measures and cleanup techniques.
Mold spores are small enough to enter your respiratory system and may cause illnesses or symptoms. Mold needs moisture to thrive so it is common for areas where there is constant water to be affected by mold. Mold removal can often be done by simply cutting out the water source; however, for more stubborn situations, professional mold remediation might be necessary. Typically, the cleanup will consist of cleaning the contaminated area and using chemicals to kill the remaining mold cells. Cleanup of 30 square feet of mold may require up to three gallons of water, depending on the severity of the contamination.
One important point to remember is that mold growth can only occur in places where moisture exists. Cleaning a shower stall, sink, counter, or even a mattress may not be sufficient to remove the mold spores; you should consider water-based solutions to solve the moisture problem. If a severe mold contamination has already been identified, you may not want to wait for professional mold remediation to complete the job before completing your own cleaning and drying techniques. Waiting until the mold issue is quite bad, could increase the chance of having mold spores enter your bloodstream through airborne inhalation.
Mold removal companies are usually able to handle large mold remediation jobs, but smaller jobs should not be left to chance. For smaller mold damage, like water damage, please call us to come and remove the mold for you. Our technicians are happy to help you out. We can also provide other services if you need them such as removing mold stains, black mold damage, or other mold remediation services. Contact our Mold Remediation team immediately if you suspect mold damage or the presence of mold within your home.
Please clean up large mold issues that have already been addressed by the Mold Remediation company. If the mold is not cleaned up properly, it will often spread throughout the house. The longer that mold grows in your home – the more costly and time-consuming the cleanup will be. Our Mold Experts can help you get your home clean and dry so that it can once again be used by its rightful owners.