Mold damage comes in many forms and all types of mold damage should be treated similarly. Mold can grow anywhere that it has an adequate water source, such as humid air or standing water. Some common forms of mold damage include:
Mold damage usually occurs due to excess moisture. If you can identify a high level of moisture in your home, then it may be time to seek professional help from a company like WDP. Remember that if the cause is unknown then it would not be a bad idea to call in a restoration company because they will have equipment that will find the source of the excess moisture anyway, which means saving you money! While waiting for professional help to arrive, there are some things that you can do to prevent the mold from causing even more damage.
Mold likes dark, damp places that are warm. The easiest way to prevent mold damage is to clean up your home as soon as possible! Use a commercial cleaner or bleach mixed with water (one part bleach, ten parts water) on any surfaces where excess moisture may have caused mold. Make sure that you always wear gloves and goggles when cleaning because bleach can be hazardous if it gets in your eyes or skin. You might even consider wearing an N95 mask for added protection against inhaling too much bleach during cleanup. If you don’t have any personal protective equipment available, try sprinkling baking soda over the area to counteract the vinegar smell of the bleach before wiping it away with a wet cloth or paper towel. Make sure that you do not use any cleaners on the mold itself as this may damage the structural integrity of the surface and cause further damage to your home!
Remember, if you can identify a high level of moisture in your home – whether it is visible or not – then it may be time for the professional help from companies like WDP. And remember that if you need help right away, they offer 24-hour emergency service so there’s no need to wait!