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Mold is a type of fungi that can grow both inside your home as well as in the outdoors. Mold spores are found freely in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or ventilation systems. Mold thrives in humid environments and can cause serious health problems for you and your family.
Generally, you are recommended to hire a professional mold remediation/removal company to clean up and remediate mold in your home. Mold is hazardous if you have allergies or respiratory problems. If you must remove mold, you should take some essential safety measures to protect your health.
1.) Wear protective clothing
Wear long sleeves, pants, gloves, a mask, and goggles when dealing with mold. Mold can cause skin irritation, so it is essential to protect your skin. The mask will help to prevent you from breathing in mold spores.
2.) Ventilate the area
You must ensure that the area is well-ventilated before starting the mold removal process. Open windows and doors to get some fresh air flowing through the area.
3.) Use a HEPA filter
HEPA filters are unique devices, designed to trap small particles, like mold spores. If you have a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner, use it when cleaning up mold.
4.) Wet the mold
Mold releases spores into the air when they are dry. To prevent this, wet the moldy area with a spray bottle before you start cleaning.
5.) Use non-ammonia soap
Ammonia can make mold grow more quickly. When cleaning mold, use a non-ammonia soap or detergent.
6.) Do not sand or dry brush
Sanding or dry brushing mold-infected surfaces will release mold spores into the air. Use a damp cloth to remove mold from a hard surface.
Are you concerned about mold in your home? Call mold remediation experts at Affordable Water Damage Cleanup today. We will inspect your property without any further delay and recommend the best action to remove mold and prevent it from returning. Give us a call now.