We often hear on the news of stories of black mold and the dangers associated with these spores. Yet, we’re quick to say ‘that can’t happen to me.’ It’s best to be mindful that mold can always find a place to inhabit. Remember, the joys of being a homeowner also come with a few hurdles. And, while Mold Remediation might seem like something you can handle on your own, you might want to think twice before tackling the problem.
It’s amazing how quickly we become expert DIY-ers when we attempt to handle a problem ourselves. However, when it comes to mold, this should be one topic you leave to the experts. Mold consists of microscopic spores that are easily spread through cross-contamination and wind. And, while some types of mold aren’t as dangerous and toxic as black mold, they still will cause respiratory issues and illness in people more prone to environmental hazards. Best to leave it to the pros.
Mold likes to grow in dark, damp spots where humidity lets the spores thrive. Mold removal, however needs to be done with care so that the spores aren’t transported inadvertently to other areas of your home. Any time you have a spill or water issue, know that mold will be a factor. A leaky tub or dripping pipe can go undetected for weeks until you finally notice. Chances are you’ll find a fun growth of mold nearby.
Larger spills or floods that cause water damage will result in mold problems, as well. The key is to ensure the affected area is dried thoroughly. The use of industrial vacuums and dryers, dehumidifiers and cleaning solutions will protect your property from both water and mold damage.
Mold remediation experts, like ours at Restore Pro, are trained in the properly handling and removal of mold. We take steps to safely remove the problem while locating the source. We’ll repair the root of the problem and then dry and sanitize the space so mold does not become an issue. For larger areas, we have the equipment to seal off the area and ductwork, so that spores won’t spread.
Keep these safety precautions in mind when you have a water problem:
- Repair the problem as quickly as possible.
- Utilize fans, wet-vacs, and dehumidifiers until the entire area is dry.
- Wear safety goggles, gloves, and protective clothing when cleaning up water to avoid contaminates.
Above all else, don’t wait to call for help. The quicker you call in an expert, the faster you’ll reduce your risk of mold. Call us at Restore Pro when you need Mold Remediation services. We respond to your home emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let our experts keep you safe and your home protected. You can reach us at 1-800-847-0114. To learn more about our Mold Remediation services, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.