Mold removal is essential whenever you find the presence of mold in your home. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand what mold is or why it is a problem so fail to take proper precautions. Mold cleanup isn’t always easy – especially if mold has already been allowed to penetrate the fibers of building materials like drywall, press-wood or carpet padding. Learn the facts about mold removal with these quick tips:
1. Don’t bring contaminated furniture into an uncontaminated home without proper cleaning. This is especially important for landlords and homeowners impacted by water damage due to recent storms. Heavily contaminated furniture, bedding, rugs and other items may contain large numbers of mold spores that can then spread throughout the new home via the air ducts.
2. Mold is normal – but not all molds are created equal. Mold spores are everywhere; plants and humid areas naturally have some amount of mold that is actually good for the environment. Unfortunately, not every mold is equally good for human health, especially in large numbers and constant exposure. When mold spores come into contact with humid, wet, organic material they tend to grow rapidly. Many people are sensitive to certain types of molds. Keeping the house clean and dry is the most important step you can take to prevent the overgrowth of mold in a home. Unfortunately, water damage can take place for many reasons including sewer problems, leaking pipes or storm waters… Whatever the source, make sure to eliminate the source of the water as soon as possible then have the resulting mold removed by a qualified professional.
3. Not every mold problem can be cleaned. Sometimes mold has been allowed to penetrate the fibers of a material so deeply that cleaning is impossible and the wood, drywall, carpeting or fabric must be removed and replaced. Even wood floors, grout between tiles and other less porous materials can have mold growth if allowed to remain in contact with high moisture levels for extended periods of time however, the less porous the easier it is to clean usually.
4. Don’t risk your health! Some people are highly sensitive to mold exposure – and some molds are particularly bad to breath. If you are in doubt about the type of mold growing in an area then it is often best to call in the professionals – they can properly dispose of all contaminated materials without spreading harmful mold spores throughout your home and even clean the air vents and surrounding areas that may have already been impacted.
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