First, let's go over a quick review of what mold is. All molds are fungi, just like mushrooms and lichens, for example. The mold that is toxic to humans is relatively uncommon in the fungi world, meaning most kinds aren't dangerous. However, some are dangerous, so any mold in your home or business must be cleaned up and completely removed.
Government experts recommend that you call a black mold removal service Red Oak TX company for assistance if the mold growth takes up more than about 36 square inches. This is because if you see mold growth, there is probably hidden mold trapped in drywall and crevices and elsewhere.
Before you contact mold damage repair technicians, the first step is to prevent the mold from growing. Do this by turning off any HVAC systems. Then, work to stop the moisture source that supplied the mold in the first place. For instance, make sure damaged roofs are no longer flowing into your house or business and stop the flow of any rainwater that has seeped into your basement. Then, stop it from spreading. You might block off the room with disposable tarps, for instance.
Now, decide if you need to get mold damage removal help. Consider not only the damaged area, but also any aggravating health problems you may have. Allergy or asthma sufferers who struggle to breathe, for instance, should avoid mold removal activities.
Once you've selected a solution, there are important steps to take. To finish the mold removal damage yourself, pick up items such as long mold-approved gloves, coveralls and a mold-safe mask and sealed eye protection. You might also need disposable plastic sheeting and a saw to fix drywall, if that's where you found the mold. Mold removal specialists agree that you should never leave unpainted drywall that is moldy anywhere because it can't be cleaned thoroughly. A note on cleaning with bleach: Don't. Any bleach doesn't work as well other cleaners and often doesn't kill mold and all its spores completely. Bleach-based cleaners is also toxic and can cause dangerous chemical fumes, particularly if it's ever mixed with substances such as Windex, which contains ammonia. Find better alternatives at the hardware store.
Chances are that if you're worried enough about mold damage to research, you will want a professional mold removal company. If you choose to hire a mold removal service, find one local to your city because various molds grow in different geographic locations and you want people who know the right mold damage mitigation strategies to stop the ones you located in your home or business. The more local, the better.
Before you select anyone, check that they are certified properly and that they are approved by groups such as the Contractor Connection, Restoration Industry Association and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
Mold that is allowed to grow releases spores, which fly like dandelion seeds and can harm your possessions very quickly. If not, mold growths will continue to feast on your structure and can destroy your possessions. Some types of mold, those that release toxic spores, can also cause major health problems ranging from neurological damage to respiratory and mold-related illnesses and ongoing ill health. Mold in the environment can be particularly harmful to infants, children, and anyone with a compromised immune system such as people with AIDS/HIV or lupus.
The safest way to solve your mold problem is to get mold damage cleanup assistance. Don't wait another minute.