First, let's go over a quick review of what mold is. All molds are fungi, and share biology with mushrooms and lichens, for example. The mold that is dangerous to humans is uncommon in the fungus world, meaning most kinds aren't harmful. However, some toxic molds are dangerous, so any mold in your home or business must be cleaned up and completely removed.
You could consider contacting these black mold remediation Pompano Beach FL services even if you see less mold than that. If you see mold growth, there is probably more behind walls, in attics and elsewhere.
Before you contact mold removal services, the first step is to stop the mold from growing. Turn off any HVAC systems. Next, work to halt the dripping or condensation that brought the mold in the first place. Make sure damaged roofs are no longer dripping into your ceiling and staunch the flow of any rainwater that has seeped into your basement. Next, stop it from spreading. You could block off the room with disposable tarps, for instance.
Should you get a mold removal service to help or can you complete the cleanup by yourself? Beyond considering the magnitude of the damage, consider any exacerbating health issues you may have that make you susceptible to becoming sick.
Once you've selected a solution, there are important steps to take in either direction. To do the mold removal yourself, pick up items such as gloves that reach your forearms, full-coverage clothing, non-ventilated goggles and approved mold masks. You will also need a throwaway tarp and a saw to cut out and replace drywall, if that's where you found the mold. Mold removal specialists agree that you should not leave moldy and unpainted drywall anywhere you find it because it can't be cleaned thoroughly. Just don't clean with bleach, especially if you're dealing with a substantial mold damage problem. It's mostly ineffective for any porous surfaces, afterall, and only somewhat effective on hard surfaces. It's also potentially toxic because it can cause fumes and should never be mixed with ammonia-based cleaners such as window cleaner.
If you're concerned enough about mold problems to do online research, you will want a professional mold removal company. If you choose to hire a mold removal expert, find one local to your city because different kinds of mold grow in different geographic locations and you need technicians who know the right mold damage cleanup strategies to remove the ones you found in your indoor environment. The more local, the better.
Before you hire any expert, check that they are certified properly and that they are approved by watchdogs such as the Contractor Connection, Restoration Industry Association and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. The State Office of Consumer Protection is a good place to start, and you should check for affiliations such as as the Contractor Connection, Restoration Industry Association and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
Mold left to grow releases spores, which fly like dandelion seeds and can cause damage to spread very quickly. If not, mold damage will keep eating on your structure and will ruin your possessions.
The best way to solve your mold problem is to get professional mold damage cleanup help. Don't wait another minute.