DIY Mold Damage
Most people choose to manage small mold damage cleaning on their own. In most cases, it’s okay to do so if you know the source and are able to correct it – such as a small leak or ventilation issue. It’s also important to make sure you’re getting ALL of the mold damage. Bring in a mold mitigation company if you suspect mold damage behind walls or under flooring or any other area you can’t get to.
Here are some other tips for cleaning up minor mold damage in your home:
- Wear protective gear such as gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and a mask. Mold spores spread easily. If you have any kind of allergy to mold spores, consider a mold mitigation company.
- Throw out any porous materials that are infected with mold unless you can have them professionally cleaned. It’s very difficult to make sure an item made with porous material is sufficiently cleaned after mold damage occurs.
- After you’ve cleaned the mold damaged area, make sure it is dried completely. If not completely dried, the risk of a re-occurance of mold damage is very high.
- Discard the cleaning materials used to clean the mold – washcloths, paper towels, rags, sponges, etc. If these items are left around the house, they’re likely to spread the mold spores they contain. They should never be reused.
For large mold infestations, contact a mold mitigation company. Our mold mitigation professionals work 24/7 and are trained and certified to remove even the heaviest mold damage. Our friendly staff is here to help you resolve all of your mold damage needs.Tweet