Mold can do some serious damage, not just to your home, but your health as well. It is important to not let mold fester and grow. Catching it early on is key to successful mold removal. However, there are other steps you need to take to successfully remove mold from your home.
1. Find the Source- The first step in mold removal is finding the source of the mold. More than likely, the mold growth in your home is due to moisture exposure. It is important to locate where the moisture might be coming from before cleaning up the mold. If the source isn’t located, the mold will keep coming back.
2. Determine the Extent of Contamination- Mold doesn’t always grow in just one area, so you need to figure out how much mold growth there actually is and how deep it goes. It could just be surface mold, or you could be dealing with extensive mold growth in your walls or other parts of your home. Determining the extent of the contamination will help you figure out how to approach mold removal and cleanup.
3. Mold Removal and Cleanup- In most cases, the best way to ensure proper mold removal is by removing the contaminated materials completely. Usually this involves insulation, drywall, wood materials, carpet and even furniture. Mold can affect anything in your home, so it is important to make sure every affected part of your home is removed and taken care of.
Mold is a big problem and not one to be taken lightly. If you are experiencing mold growth in your home, call us today at ARC insulation, and we will take care of your mold removal.