Mold cleanup is essential even if you’re not dealing with toxic mold. And it doesn’t matter whether you own a home, rent a mobile home or own a business, a fungus is a fungus and can cause some serious structural damage if they’re not taken care of immediately.
One of the biggest problems many homeowner and business owners face is water damage mold, which is often caused by flooding or a leak that has gone unnoticed for quite some time. One of the biggest keys to keeping this type of mold at bay is by acting quickly and remove the damaging fungus before it becomes worse.
If you’re a business owner or you rent your home from someone, a professional mold removal company should be brought in to handle the job. Hiring a professional is not only the only way to be sure that your mold problem is eliminated, it’s also a law for many states.
One of the first steps the company should do is extract the water source from the building. The company may use a process as simple as air-drying the water damaged area or they may choose to use a pump if there is an excess amount of water.
Once the source of the damage has been removed, the next step will be to make any repairs that are necessary before proceeding. This is not generally done by the company hired to remove mold, so you may need to hire an outside source to make the repairs needed.
Once the repairs have been made, the mold clean up company will probably use fans or a special vacuum to soak up any remaining moisture. Then, they’ll be ready to remove the molds from the affected area using mold cleaners that are specifically made for the job.
After the company has removed the mold from your home or business, you’ll want to access the situation to see if any of the items that were affected by the fungus will need to be either restored or replaced.
If you only had minimal damage from the mold, you may be able to save some of your property or merchandise. However, if the mold was severe, it’s usually a good idea to just throw the items away and start fresh so you don’t run the risk of being affected by a mold problem again.
There will also be certain instances where it’s absolutely necessary to start over such as with drywall, which cannot be cleaned once it’s contaminated with mold.
Another item that should not be salvaged, but generally is by homeowners are mattresses. A mattress is vulnerable not only to surface contamination, but also the mold that hides well below the surface where products cannot remove them.
There is some good news however, and that is that some items can be saved from a fungus invasion. Some materials such as leather where molds haven’t absorbed down below the surface, can be treated using a mold cleanup process that will safely and permanently remove all traces of the fungus.
But please remember, mold is nothing to mess around with, so if you’re not sure, get rid of it.
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