First, let's go over a quick review of mold. Every kind of mold is a fungus, just like mushrooms and lichens, for example. The mold that is toxic to people is rare in the fungus kingdom, meaning most kinds aren't dangerous. However, some are dangerous, so any mold in your home or business must be cleaned up and completely removed.
Government experts recommend that you contact a commercial mold removal Clarksville MD company for help if the smelly mold takes up more than 9 square feet. If you see mold, there is probably more behind walls, in attics and elsewhere.
Before you contact mold removal services, the first step is to prevent the mold from getting worse. Turn off any HVAC systems. Then, work to stop the moisture source that supplied the mold. For instance, make sure damaged roofs are no longer dripping into your ceiling and staunch the flow of any rainwater that has gotten into your basement. The next step is to contain the mold in as small an area as possible. You could tape off the area with disposable tarps, for example.
Next, decide whether to get professional help. Consider not only the damaged area, but also any aggravating health issues you have. People who already have trouble breathing, for example, should not perform mold removal activities.
Once you've decided, there are vital steps to take in either direction. To do the mold removal damage yourself, purchase items such as gloves that reach your forearms, washable coveralls, non-ventilated goggles and approved mold masks. You could also need a throwaway tarp and a saw to repair drywall, if that's where you found the mold. Experts agree that you should avoid leaving moldy and unpainted drywall anywhere because it can't be cleaned well enough. A note on cleaning with bleach: Don't. Chlorine bleach doesn't work as well other alternatives and often doesn't kill mold growth. Bleach is also toxic and can cause dangerous chemical fumes, especially if it's ever mixed with substances such as Windex, which contains ammonia. Find better cleaners at the hardware store.
If you're worried enough about mold damage to research, you will want mold removal technicians company. For example, don't choose a company focused in humid climates.
Before you schedule an appointment with any expert, make sure that they are certified properly and that they are approved by organizations such as the Restoration Industry Association, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration and Contractor Connection.
Mold left to grow sends off spores, which fly like dandelion seeds and can cause damage to spread in short order. If not, mold damage will continue to feast on your structure and can ruin your possessions.
The smartest way to clean up your mold growth is to get mold removal help. Don't wait another minute.