Keeping Your Home Safe from Mold Using These Remediation Techniques
Updated: Apr 22
Mold is a naturally occurring substance that may or may not pose a threat to your health, but it's important to take steps to prevent and remove excessive growth. Mold tends to accumulate in areas of the home that are prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Ignoring mold can lead to its spread and damage to items like furniture and walls.
To maintain a mold-free home, regularly inspect for signs of mold growth, especially during wet seasons when moisture is more likely to enter the home. If you notice any, eliminate the source of moisture promptly. After removing excess moisture or mold, keep the area dry with dehumidifiers, fans, and air conditioners. Adding insulation to walls, attics, and floors can also help keep your home warm and dry.
Other effective mold remediation techniques include using a HEPA vacuum to remove mold from surfaces, scrubbing remaining mold with a stiff brush, and cleaning the area with a bleach and water solution. To prevent future mold growth, consider using mold-resistant paint on walls and floors. If mold has invaded your furniture, consider washing it gently with hot water and bleach solution and allowing it to dry in the sun.
The remediation process isn't a complex process, but it's essential for a mold-free home. To maintain a dry home, ensure proper ventilation and cleanliness.
That said, it’s better to seek professional help anytime you find or suspect the presence of mold in your home.
Although not all types of mold are deadly, some can be quite dangerous, especially if the spores are concentrated and inhaled. We at Arlo Environmental Inc. will have the appropriate equipment to safely and efficiently clean up the mess.
Water damage can be one of the most destructive forces to your home, and mold growth can add insult to injury. Mold can take hold and begin to grow in the newly advantageous conditions the water damage has created. Once mold takes hold, it's the job of the mold remediator to remove and repair the damage. Depending on the exact situation, this can be done in a variety of ways.
We will be able to remove all the surface mold present and dispense with any standing water. However, if the water has soaked completely through, you will likely need to replace whatever has been damaged. Removing the damaged material would be part of the job, but it's important to get a qualified inspector in before anything new is built. If the materials were water-resistant, they may look hopelessly damaged, but they can usually be returned to an almost pristine condition.
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