Mold often grows in spaces where moisture persists, and there’s different sources of moisture in a space. In the long run, mold spores can cause respiratory health issues and property deterioration, so the sooner mold is identified and remediated, the lesser the impact. Once a mold issue is identified, you should also know the extent of the exposure could be something handled yourself or if a professional needs to get involved.
Here’s some do’s and don’ts when dealing with mold damage and remediation:
- Don’t wait. If you spot mold or believe it’s starting to build in hidden places, act fast and either start remediation yourself or call a professional to treat large areas affected with mold.
- Avoid using bleach. Household detergent works as a better agent for killing the mold spores, whereas bleach and water only kills the active mold – and will only cause to mold to grow back at a faster pace.
- Safety is crucial when dealing with mold and must be taken into consideration if the problem exists. Mold is known to have long-term effects to one’s health and can cause it to deteriorate. Always be protected when cleaning mold by wearing gloves, dust mask and eye protection.
- Mold thrives in moisture, so getting rid of the moisture or wet spots is the first step before cleaning. Identify and fix the root causes of that moisture.
- Don’t dismiss the small areas and make sure they are cleaned. After the moisture has been extracted, scrub out the mold from areas less than 10 square feet with household detergent and water.
- After cleaning the mold, dry the area so the mold doesn’t grow back later. Using fans will expedite the drying process.
- If the affected expands more than 10 square feet, contact the Anchor WDR team, whose expertise in mold remediation will identify the moist areas and then salvage and restore the affected surfaces using state-of-the-art equipment, techniques and processes.
Take action today to stop a mold problem before it occurs.
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