Mold damage cleanup can be a much more difficult task than many people think. This is because taking on the entire cleanup process on one’s own is usually not wise. Only professional cleaning and restoration companies have the adequate training, equipment, and experience. Taking on the mold cleanup process without these things typically ends up being more than one can handle. There are, nonetheless, a few things you should know and do that will aid you in the mold cleanup process. Below are a few of those tips according to our mold cleanup experts at MA Restoration in Framingham.
Because bleach is so often used as a household remedy, the belief that bleach is an effective way to kill mold has become very widespread. Unfortunately, this just isn’t true. Bleach does work to kill mild mold problems on non-porous materials in certain cases. Beyond that, however, bleach is an unreliable solution. This is because it is unable to kill all the mold when mold is widespread and sunken into porous materials. This is a problem because it doesn’t do much good to kill most of the mold. Unless all the mold is killed, it will grow back quickly and the problem will continue.
Just because you can’t see any mold doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Not understanding this principle often leads to failing to actually sanitize an area after it has been cleared of mold. When this is neglected, the remaining mold spores will regrow quickly. Over time, your original mold problem will come back leaving you no better off than you were when you started.
Excess moisture in your home inevitably leads to mold growth. Thus, any mold problems you may have are a result of excess moisture. Cleaning up the mold without removing the moisture is self-defeating. It won’t take long for the remaining moisture to lead to more mold replacing the mold that was originally there. In fact, you should make sure you remove any excess moisture before dealing with the mold problem. The sooner you do so the better. The longer moisture remains in your home after a flood, the greater the overall damage and mold growth will be.
Mold damage cleanup is something that is clearly best handled by the pros. In fact, one of the best things you can do for mold remediation is to simply call a professional mold remediation company for help. This will save you a lot of time, effort, and a major headache in the long run.
Don’t feel like you have to handle everything in the mold damage cleanup process. Leave the difficult parts to the pros! However, these tips should be helpful for you in making the mold cleanup process more bearable. For your professional help with mold cleanup, don’t ever hesitate to get in touch with our team of mold remediation experts at MA Restoration in Framingham.