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Guidelines for Safe Mold Removal

Mold can grow pretty much anywhere as long as moisture and oxygen are present. This can pose a serious problem when it comes to safety. Mold in your wood framing, carpet, or pantry can cause a variety of health problems. Mold should always be handled with the utmost care.

If you spot mold or mildew growing in your home, abide by these guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Eliminate the moisture problem first.

Keeping the affected area wet and humid will only encourage mold growth. What does this mean for you? It means the only way to stop the fungi in its tracks is to make the environment inhospitable – do that by drying it out. Find a way to remove moisture from the air and surfaces, then dry the space with heavy-duty fans and vacuums. Remember that moisture and mold growth can hide under floors, in walls, and in other hard-to-see places. Use the professionals to detect hidden mold growth and remove it successfully – and safely.

Be open about the situation with others.

It’s essential that you communicate with family members and visitors about the dangers of mold. Everyone should know where the mold is, and what’s being done to address the problem. This will decrease the risk of accidental exposure to dangerous spores. Everyone, and especially those with compromised immune systems, will want to avoid exposure to mold as much as possible.

Remove the mold with appropriate equipment.

Tackling mold or mildew growth without protective gear is risky. We all understand the desire to “get it clean right now,” but once the mold has been disturbed, the spores often become airborne. If you tackle mold, you’ll need to wear proper face protection to avoid inhaling the spores and experiencing respiratory problems. Also avoid touching the mold with bare skin, or exposing your eyes to the fungi.

But chances are, you don’t have professional-grade Personal Protective Equipment just lying around in case mold shows up. That’s why hiring a company like Restoration 1 of Mohave County is a smart and healthy idea. Their trained specialists will remove the mold safely and quickly, so that your family can return to normal life. Restoration 1 can also handle smoke, fire, flood, and water-related damage.

To learn more about the services at Restoration 1 of Mohave County, or to schedule your safe mold removal, give them a call today at (928) 235-4193.