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What to do if you find mold in your home

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

Discovering mold in your home can be distressing, but swift action and a structured approach can help mitigate the problem. Here's a step-by-step guide on what to do if you find mold:

  1. Safety first: Prioritize your health by wearing protective gear like gloves and a mask, especially if dealing with extensive mold growth.

  2. Identify the source: Find and address the source of moisture that caused the mold, whether it's a leak, poor ventilation, or high humidity.

  3. Isolate the area: Seal off the affected area to prevent the spread of spores to other parts of your home.

  4. Clean carefully: Use a mold-specific cleaner, and scrub the affected surfaces. Discard any porous materials like drywall or insulation that can't be adequately cleaned.

  5. Consult professionals: For extensive mold or health concerns, seek out SERVPRO mold remediation services.

  6. Prevent future growth: Improve ventilation, fix leaks, and reduce humidity levels.

  7. Monitor: Regularly check for signs of mold recurrence.

  8. Evaluate your health: If you experience mold-related health issues, consult a healthcare professional.

Remember, it's crucial to tackle mold promptly and effectively to maintain a healthy living environment in your home.

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