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How to Handle Mold Growth the Right Way

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

How to Handle Mold Growth the Right Way

Mold removal is meant for the professionals regardless whether the problem is minimal mold in the home or excessive commercial mold damage. Mold damage occurs quickly and spreads even faster, which leaves home and business owners with a large problem provided they ignore it or wonder how they can handle the art of mold removal on their own. Mold damage always requires a restoration company to handle the mitigation and remediation process, and it always requires mold removal is handled by no one other than the restoration company and their team of experts.

Finding mold in the home or commercial mold damage is a big deal, but it’s just as big of a deal that the home and business owners do not touch the mold growth at all. Wiping it up like they would a spot of mildew or fungus in the bathroom causes mold spores to enter the air and spread throughout the building at a rapid pace. Mold is fungus, and that means mold growth occurs quickly. Even assuming a little mildew is just mildew when it’s mold can cause serious mold growth to occur rapidly.

The only thing home and business owners do when mold in the home or commercial mold damage is present is turn off the air to stop the spread of mold spores through the air, and clean up the water damage that caused the mold in the first place provided it’s major damage from a flood or leak. Other than that, the only thing people should do is call a restoration company for remediation and mitigation in addition to mold removal.

Recognizing the Signs of Mold Damage

Mold growth can occur anywhere, and these signs can help people recognize they might have a mold issue. One such issue is mold growth in behind the walls. It’s not easy to tell when mold growth behind walls is occurring, but it’s often found when people begin to notice a smelly odor. The smelly odor becomes very apparent very fast, and the use of common household deodorization tricks no longer works. Deodorization might cover up the smelly odor for a few hours, but it fails after that. It often takes people many forms of failed deodorization and a continuous smelly odor to realize it might be mold growth behind the walls.

Dry rot is another very common sign of mold growth. It might not indicate mold is present, but dry rot does indicate there was moisture present at some point. Dry rot might be accompanied by mildew or another fungus, and it’s important dry rot is handled right way. Mold and dry rot often go hand in hand.

It’s also important people learn to tell the difference between black mold and regular mold, but it’s not easy. Many forms of mold are black mold, but they’re not the same as the black mold that raises more concerns than others. Black mold might not be easily identified without the help of a restoration company and their remediation and mitigation techniques.

Dealing with Mold Damage

The only way to deal correctly with dry rot, mildew, fungus, black mold, or any mold growth behind the walls is by calling a restoration company. Mitigation and remediation are required during the mold removal process, and no one should ever attempt to remove mold on their own. It causes additional damage when mold in the home and commercial mold damage are already a problem.

Even just a little mold in the home or commercial mold damage is enough to call a pro. It’s not safe to handle it without professional help because it only causes things to become worse. Let the professionals handle anything that even appears to look or smell like mold. Getting rid of damage, the smelly odor it causes, and the probability of it returning requires help from equipment designed to kill it as well as provide special deodorization.
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