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Why You Don’t need to Panic About Mold Remediation

February 28th, 2017

When we see or smell mold in our homes or businesses, we tend to panic and assume the worst. Before you douse the structure in kerosene and toss a match at it, take a deep breath and assess what it is you’re really dealing with. Mold remediation is an important process and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, but it can be accomplished and your building is likely going to survive the perceived disaster.

Find the Source

There’s always somewhere that your mold problem originated. Find that spot. Sniff it out if you have to. Just do everything you can (or hire the experts) to locate the mold origin point and you’ll be in a great place to rid your structure of the offending spores.

Handle with Care

When you’re removing drywall or cleaning timbers with mold on them, use the proper precautions.  A mask or respirator, gloves, and goggles should be worn whenever handling or dealing with mold. The good news is is that these items can all be picked up at your local hardware store.

Clean the Air

Mold spores easily become airborne during mold remediation processes and find new places to grow. Since your standard air filters aren’t up to the task of pulling these out of the air, you’ll need to grab some HEPA filters while you’re at the hardware store picking up your safety equipment. Use these filters for air scrubbing and vacuuming to ensure you’re clearing your space of stubborn spores.

Know your Limits

If you uncover a small spot of mold only to find a massive invasion of the stuff, get yourself out of there and contact the professionals. They’ll know what to do and how to do it safely.

Mold remediation doesn’t need to be a scary process, but it should be take seriously and dealt with promptly and with care. Contact the experts at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning for more information.

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