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 dangerous to people is relatively rare in the fungus kingdom, meaning most kinds aren't harmful. However, some are dangerous, so any mold in your home or business must be cleaned up and completely removed.
Government experts recommend that you call a commercial mold removal Greenland AR company for help if the mold growth 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. Next, work to stop the dripping or condensation that supplied the mold in the first place. For example, fix leaky faucets or dry out standing water if you can. Next, contain the problem. You could block off the area in question with disposable tarps, for example.
Should you get a mold mitigation service to help or can you finish the cleanup on your own? Beyond considering the size of the damage, consider any aggravating health concerns you may have that make you prone to becoming sick.
Once you've decided, there are important steps to take. If you're going at it alone, get started with gathering the right safety gear and cleaning supplies. You'll need non-ventilated goggles, clothing items that are easy to launder and that cover your arms and legs, a mold-safe mask and mold-approved gloves that reach at least to your forearms. You will also want new disposable sponges and a disposable tarp or two that can help trap the mold you get off. Health officials agree that you should never leave moldy and unpainted drywall anywhere you find it because it can't be cleaned thoroughly. Just don't clean with bleach, especially if you're dealing with a substantial mold repair problem. It's completely unsuccessful for any porous surfaces, afterall, and only somewhat effective on hard ones. It's also potentially toxic because it can release fumes and should never be mixed with ammonia-based cleaners such as window cleaner.
Chances are that if you're concerned enough about mold problems to look for solutions on the web, you need a professional mold removal service. For example, don't choose a company focused on humid areas.
Before you schedule an appointment with any company, check that they are certified 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 left to grow releases spores, which fly like dandelion seeds and can cause damage to spread very quickly. If you don't, mold growths will continue to feast on your structure and can destroy your possessions.
The safest way to solve your mold growth is to get professional mold damage cleanup assistance. Don't delay.