First, let's go over a quick review of what mold is. Every kind of mold is a fungus, and share biology with mushrooms and athlete's foot, for example. The mold that is toxic to you and your family is relatively rare in the fungus kingdom, meaning most kinds you find in your house or business aren't harmful. However, some toxic molds 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 Powell OH company for cleanup help if the smelly mold takes up more than about 3 square feet. If you see mold, there is probably hidden mold trapped in drywall and crevices and elsewhere.
Before you contact mold cleanup specialists, the first step is to prevent the mold from growing. Do this by turning off any ventilation. Then, work to stop the moisture source that brought the mold. For example, clear standing water and fix plumbing problems if you can. The next step is to contain the problem in as small an area as possible. You might tape off the room with plastic sheeting, for instance.
Should you get a professional service to help or can you do the cleanup by yourself? Beyond thinking about the magnitude of the damage, think about any exacerbating health issues you may have that make you susceptible to becoming sick.
Once you've made the decision, there are vital things to do. To do the mold removal damage yourself, pick up supplies such as gloves that reach your forearms, washable coveralls, sealed goggles and approved mold masks. You might also need disposable plastic sheeting and a saw to cut out and replace drywall, if that's where you found the mold. Health officials agree that you should not leave drywall that has mold on it anywhere you find it because it can't be cleaned well enough. Avoid cleaning with bleach.
Chances are that if you're worried enough about mold problems to research, you will want a professional mold removal company. For example, don't select a company focused in humid climates.
Before you select any expert, make sure that they are licensed and registered properly and that they are certified by watchdogs such as the Restoration Industry Association, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration and Contractor Connection.
Mold that is allowed to grow releases spores, which act like seeds and can harm your possessions very quickly. If you don't, mold damage will continue to feast on your home or business and will destroy your possessions.
The ideal way to solve your mold damage is to get mold damage cleanup assistance. Don't wait another minute.