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Mold Damage Remediation Do's and Don'ts

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Mold can enter your home or business in many ways: through windows, doors, HVAC systems-even on your pets or clothing. When these microscopic spores are exposed to moisture, they thrive and can grow into a bigger problem in a matter of days. You might start to notice a strong and musty odor. Before the mold remediation can begin, you need to find and repair the water source of the mold. 

When mold starts to invade your home, it is essential to deal with the damage quickly and safely. The mold remediation process depends on the mold growth and the surfaces on which the mold is present. Our certified professionals use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Consider the following steps to keep your family and property safe.

What to Do:

  • Help control mold growth indoors by keeping the humidity in the 30%-50% range.
  • Attempt to determine the water source and take appropriate action to stop the source.
  • Restrict access to the area with mold for pets, kids, and yourself. If the mold is in one room or area that has a door, close the door or cabinet to help with containment.
  • Turn off the HVAC system, fans, or other air moving equipment you have on your property.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
  • Do not paint over it.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not blow air across any surface with visible or suspected mold growth.


Our certified professionals handle your mold damage and have the credentials from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC). When dealing with mold, a quick response will help lessen the damage, help avoid costly repairs, and help result in less disruption. We have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, any size, commercial or residential.

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