Mold remediation is one of those things that no property owner wants to deal with, but anyone could face at any time. As a home or business owner, you want to know about what causes mold, how to know if you have a mold problem, and what to do if you do in fact find mold in your property. Because mold can be dangerous in some cases, it is not something that should be taken lightly. Fortunately, the RestorePro crew has been helping out our neighbors with their mold remediation needs for over two decades, so you can always count on us.
What Causes Mold?
Mold can grow anywhere that there is moisture, but it especially likes dark, out of the way spots. Some common places where mold grows includes inside of walls, in carpets and padding, and the interior of cabinets. Be especially aware of areas near plumbing or windows where leaks might be undetected. Any time that you experience a leak, spill, or other flooding you should make sure that the area is thoroughly dried out, and you continue to monitor the area to make sure that mold does not develop.
How Do You Know You Have Mold?
There are several ways that people discover they have mold in their home or business. In most cases, you will see the mold. It might be any color but is usually black, gray, or green. It might appear to be a noticeable three-dimensional growth or it could simply seem to be a discoloration of the existing material. In some cases, however, you may smell the mold before you see it. Mold often has a musty stale odor. In rare situations, people experience health problems that lead them to discover mold in the home. People with a history of allergies, asthma, and other conditions are more likely to have trouble.
Getting Rid Of Mold
One of the biggest questions people have is how to get rid of mold. In most situations, we don’t recommend homeowners try to deal with a mold problem alone. If the affected area is very small and isolated, it might be possible for the homeowner to take care of it. For example, a small bathroom cabinet sitting on tile might be easily removed and replaced. However, if it is adjacent to drywall, carpeting, or other material that might harbor mold spores, it is best to have professionals come in to make sure that nothing is left behind. Our team can remove affected materials and restore the property to its pre-mold condition safely. We can also test the air quality to make sure there is no remaining mold waiting to grow back.
For over 20 years our RestorePro team has been helping local business and homeowners who have discovered mold in their property. If you are faced with a mold problem, you too can depend on us to have your home or business safe and back in great shape as quickly as possible. Give us a call at 781-664-9800 today or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911 and see what we can do for you.