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What Should You Do If You Find Mold?

March 2, 2017

Any time that you spot the signs of black mold in your home, first of all do not panic. That said it is essential to remove it as soon as possible. This is especially true considering that the infestation can spread throughout your home rather quickly. Black mold is known to be very toxic to both humans and animals. Of course, the best way to deal with mold is to call a professional as soon as possible. The proper removal of mold is absolutely necessary to ensure that it does not spread. Even more important is that of the proper handling of mold because mold removal is very definitely considered a dangerous task.

Gloves Should Be Worn

Always keep in mind that black mold spores easily become airborne having a direct effect on breathing. Wear a high-quality facemask anytime you are cleaning mold. Rubber gloves should also be worn, in addition, it is always best to be careful that the room you are working in is extremely well ventilated if handling or cleaning mold covered surfaces. Even skin contact can be a problem when it comes to mold.

Damp Conditions Will Cause Mold

Once all the mold has been removed by either you or a professional it is then important to locate the source of the problem that caused the mold in the first place. This can include a cracked pipe, moisture or any number of other factors. Thoroughly dry the area and fully remove any remaining moisture. Remember that damp conditions will cause mold to return rather quickly. In fact, mold spores can return in as little as just a few days.

Easily Generate Dangerous Dust

When dealing with mold and mold spores try to isolate the area in your home that has been affected. This will help to reduce the chances of infestation and the spreading of spores. Equally important is to deal with dust related to mold in the right way. When cleaning black mold that has dried it is easy to generate dangerous dust. This dust typically transports mold spores far and wide.

Sending Mold Dust Airborne

One Excellent way to avoid the dust associated with mold is to simply mist the area where you will be cleaning. A slight amount of water placed on a dry surface prior to cleaning will greatly reduce the chances of sending mold dust airborne. As a note, avoid over saturating the area as this can only cause mold to thrive. Striking a careful balance between a light-mist, yet not too wet is absolutely essential.

Produces Impressive Results In Even Small Quantities

Finally, when cleaning black mold make sure that you are using the right type of cleaning supplies. One natural home remedy that is often used is tea tree oil. This particular natural compound can completely eradicate mold in short order. It is a powerful and natural fungicide that produces impressive results in even small quantities. Conversely, there are many commercially available products that can be used to accomplish the same goal. That said calling in a professional Langley mold inspection team is always highly recommended.

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