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Why Hire a Professional to Remove Microbial Growth?

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold growth can cause damage to your home. Mildew, humidity, and warmth are some of the factors that give rise to mold fungus. A daily hot water shower makes the bathroom one of the spaces most susceptible to mold growth, but it’s not the only space that needs attention.

Can a Newly-Built Home Have Mold?

Mold damage needs a very short amount of time to grow—as little as 24 hours, and it isn't limited to homes of average or low value. If you bought a new home or had one built recently, you can take steps to suppress mold growth. But if you bought an older home or one with a history of damage, you might have a problem you don't know about.

The Best Way to Deal with Microbial Growth

The best way to deal with mold is to call a professional mold removal, remediation, and restoration company. These are people qualified to deal with black mold and other kinds of fungus. A 3rd party will come out and conduct an in-depth assessment of your home. They will determine how much black mold and mold fungus is in the house and the extent to which it has spread. Then, a microbial mitigation team will clean the affected area.

Mold Cleanup Protection

Mold cleanup presents certain risks. Fortunately, the cleanup process does not have to be overwhelming as long as you wear the proper safety gear, including:

  • Face mask
  • Gloves
  • Full body protective coveralls
  • Safety glasses

The day work is scheduled to start, the first thing professionals will do is put on special suits for protection. Then they will seal the affected areas off and apply negative pressure which prevents black mold spores and mold fungus from escaping into other parts of the house.

Once professionals have removed the mold, the specialists will put the mold into containers to take it off the premises. They will then use a special vacuum to remove all of the spores particles from the air.

While cleaning up mold damage is possible on your own, it may be better to seek a mold remediation specialist. These professionals provide both expertise and the necessary equipment to ensure that you, your employees, and your clients or tenants remain healthy and happy.

Still, here are some simple things you can attempt to mitigate mold damage.

Repair Leaks or Cause of Moisture 

When the source of moisture is removed, the potential for new mold growth lessens.

Scrub Hard Surfaces

While anything contaminated with black mold is better discarded, other mold types can be scrubbed from hard surfaces. A durable scrub brush, a mixture of detergent and water, and several clean rags to throw away after drying the surface are the tools to complete this job.

Discard Porous Materials

It may be tempting to keep expensive, porous items, like rugs and furniture, but it is not wise. Mold seeps into these surfaces, making it difficult to clean the material thoroughly. Additionally, as it is nearly impossible to clean mold from these materials, they constantly threaten continued mold contamination.

A mold removal, remediation, and restoration company is the way to ensure the mold is eliminated, contact SERVPRO of East Memphis for additional information.

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