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How To Stop Mold From Spreading

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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How To Stop Mold From Spreading

Even the newest homeowner knows that mold contamination in a house is a serious problem. If left unchecked, it can spread into colonies and cause health risks. If you notice an area that appears to have mold damage, here are the steps to take to ensure your safety.

1. Stop the Water Source

The first priority is to determine the cause of the excess moisture. In a bathroom, it can be a leaking pipe or poor ventilation. If black mold cleanup is required on a ceiling, it often is a problem with the roof leaking. Either way, you need to stop the water source immediately.

2. Call the Professionals

The internet is full of home remedies for mold cleanup, but they aren’t nearly effective enough to ensure your safety. Often, well-meaning homeowners release mold spores into the air when attempting to scrub surfaces. Therefore, you need to call a mold remediation specialist, who can assess the extent of the mold contamination and the risks. They will competently remove the mold damage and ensure your home is safe.

3. Prevent Future Problems

In some cases, prevention methods are obvious. For example, if your problem was caused by a leaky roof, it stands to reason that you should have a roofing specialist check for weak areas on a regular basis or after a storm. In other instances, causes are less intuitive. If your problem is in a bathroom, but there aren’t plumbing issues, you need to focus on controlling the humidity. Make sure your ventilation fan is adequate, and you can even purchase humidity monitors to determine the moisture levels. Shower door mold is a little easier to prevent through regular cleaning and squeegees.
Mold contamination can seem like an overwhelming problem to face, but it doesn’t have to be. Make sure to completely fix the problems contributing to the moisture, and then contact a competent mold remediation company. They will leave your home looking “Like it never even happened”.

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