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What To Do If You Spot Mold In Your Home

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

What To Do If You Spot Mold In Your Home

Mold is an ugly and unsightly presence in a home. It is a substance that can invade even the cleanest and tidiest of domiciles. If you live in an area that tends toward extremes in heat and humidity, you must be especially alert to the onset of mold growth. The greenish-yellowish substance that spreads slowly in the cracks and crevices of various surfaces of your home is mold. The off-white discoloration covering the walls of your attic and basement is mold growth. In every instance, it is to be dealt with immediate and decisively or it will spread and damage the interior of your home.

Mold is born of fungus and mildew that, nourished by air and water in various forms, grows into the unwanted substance that can cause significant damage to your home.
Black mold, mold behind your wall, mold anywhere in your home can not only lead to the rotting away of the structural integrity of your home it can also lead to a smelly odor—the kind of thing that makes your home unpleasant to live in.

The sprouting up of light mold in a few places in your house can be easily dealt with by simply wiping it down. But if your home is infested heavily with mold growth then you ought to seek the help of a professional mold removal and remediation company. In such an instance, you need people who know how to eliminate mold from your home systematically and permanently.

Indeed, you may not notice your mold problem straightaway. There have been plenty of cases in which people have purchased a home or signed a lease to an apartment only to spot a great and growing mold patch after they have conducted a thorough survey of the attic, basement, and other spaces throughout their home.

In any case, once you have identified the problem your next action should consist of calling in professionals to deal with it. Do not attempt to eliminate the mold yourself. You lack the equipment to both do the job effectively and keep yourself safe in the process. Without the right equipment your actions may actually spread mold spores throughout your home, making the problem even worse. If possible, you should shut off all vents to the affected space, as mold spores can be spread by way of such systems.

When the mold removal and remediation company arrives, they will don protective suits. As they work assiduously in removing the mold from walls and other surfaces mold spores will be stirred up and thrown into the air. The protective suits are designed to protect members of the team against this fallout.

The throwing of mold spores into the air is also the reason for the team’s next action: the complete sealing off of the affected space and the setting of negative pressure in it. This is mitigation against other rooms being infected by the spores.

After the mold has been taken up, the team will apply a specially designed solvent to prevent any re-growth. The team will then use a high pressure, high energy vacuum to remove any remaining airborne mold spores. The collected mold will then be taken away and disposed of in a proper place and manner.

Before leaving the team will put the affected spaces through a process of deodorization. The smell and stench left by extensive mold growth can make a room hard to inhabit. A professional remediation service will take the measures necessary to make the space habitable again.

When looking for a mold removal and remediation company, it is important to find a company that offers the range of services described above. The job must be completed in an expert and thoroughgoing manner. If it is not, then you might find a re-infestation soon after you thought the problem resolved. The company you work with should employ people with the right qualifications to rid your house of mold. Visit http://www.SERVPROcentralftmyers.com for more information on mold.

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