What To Do When You Find Mold, Until Help Arrives!
Have you found mold in your home or property recently? Mold can damage your property value and potentially cause health effects so it is important to remediate the mold before it spreads. Here are several steps you can take to get your home ready for us to come professionally remediate the mold.
Remove Your Possessions
The first step you can take is to remove any items from the mold-infested area. Sort through what you want to save and what you want to dispose of, then thoroughly clean the surfaces of any items you want to keep. Afterward, put the items in a safe place until the mold remediation is completed.
Block off the Area
It is important to isolate the mold-infested area to prevent it from spreading further throughout the property. You can tape plastic sheets over the air vents and doorway near the infected until a remediation team can come to set up professional containments. This will prevent the mold from seeping into the air vents and spreading.
Do NOT Ventilate
While opening windows and turning on fans near the moldy space might seem like a good idea, it can actually cause more harm than good and cause the mold spores to spread.
Leave the Area Alone
We understand that mold can be quite unsightly, and you may be tempted to attempt to remove it with bleach or other cleaning products. However, doing this may actually cause the mold spores to become airborne and spread to other areas of your home. To prevent further issues, avoid touching the area and allow the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County to take care of everything, beginning to end.
By following these tips, you can safely get your home ready for mold remediation. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County specializes in cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties throughout Clay County and North Bradford County. Our technicians are professionally trained in mold remediation and mitigation, water damage restoration, and fire damage restoration. For more information or to schedule a free estimate, call us at 904-290-4040!