First, let's go over a quick primer on 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 dangerous to people is uncommon in the fungus kingdom, meaning most kinds aren't dangerous. However, some are dangerous, so any mold you find indoors must be mitigated and completely removed.
The rule of thumb is to contact a commercial mold removal Dayton MD company to get rid of the mold if it is more than 3 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 stop the mold from growing. Turn off any HVAC systems. Then, work to halt the moisture source that brought the mold in the first place. Make sure damaged roofs are no longer flowing into your attic and stop the flow of any water that has gotten into your basement. Then, stop it from spreading. You might block off the area with disposable tarps, for instance.
Now, figure out whether to get professional help. Consider not only the damaged area, but also any exacerbating health issues you have. Allergy or asthma sufferers who struggle to breathe, for instance, should not perform mold removal activities.
Once you've made the decision, there are important steps to take. To finish the mold removal yourself, pick up supplies such as long mold-approved gloves, coveralls and a mold-safe mask and a pair of goggles. You will probably also need something to trap mold from reaching the floor and tools to repair drywall, if that's where you found the mold. Experts agree that you should not leave moldy and unpainted drywall anywhere because it can't be cleaned thoroughly. Just don't clean with bleach, especially if you're dealing with a serious mold repair problem. It's completely unsuccessful for soft surfaces, and only partially effective on hard ones. It's also dangerous because it can cause fumes and should not be mixed with ammonia.
Chances are that if you're concerned enough about mold problems to research, you need certified a professional mold removal company. If you choose to hire a mold removal expert, find one in your area because various molds grow in different areas and you need experts who know the right mold damage cleanup strategies to remove what you have found in your home or business. The more local, the better.
Check licensing and certifications before you hire a mold damage cleanup service.
You need to clean up any mold growth you find to stop further toxicity risk, and do it now. If you don't, mold growths will continue to feast on your home or business and will destroy your things.
The ideal way to solve your mold growth is to get mold removal assistance. Don't wait another minute.