Summer is finally here in Kasson, MN! While you’re outdoors enjoying the wonderful sunny and warm weather, what could be lurking inside your home? Mold?
What is mold, and how do you get rid of it?
The website www.vocabulary.com states “Mold is a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter.” As a homeowner, you need to understand mold and the mold remediation process when it is required.
It is not uncommon for mold to grow anywhere in homes, businesses, and schools. Mold grows during any season, but it thrives in damp, dark, warm environments, and it especially loves basements.
The EPA states that the best way to control mold growth in your home is to control moisture. Moisture can occur from flooding, water damage, and high humidity. Bathrooms and kitchens can add moisture to the air in your home.
Here are a few tips and techniques to try to clean up a mold problem:
- Fix any plumbing leaks or water problems right away and dry everything completely
- Scrub mold off any hard surfaces with detergent and water, and then dry thoroughly
- Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before repainting
- Never paint or caulk moldy surfaces
- Always consult a health professional if you have any health concerns before starting your own mold cleanup.
The EPA suggests that if the mold covers an area of more than 10 square feet to call a professional to provide mold remediation. Also, if the mold damage was caused by sewage or contaminated water, a professional restoration cleaning service needs to be contacted.
ServiceMaster of Rochester will assess the visible mold and work with third party testing companies to locate the areas in your home that need attention. The trained technicians at ServiceMaster of Rochester will give you options and allow you to choose which plan is the best for you.
If you suspect a mold problem, it is important to act quickly! Mold damages the surface it grows on – the longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.