If you’ve found some black chalky residue in areas of high moisture – like bathrooms, HVAC closets, and below windows, it’s possible that you have mold. Mold can grow in moist, humid environments, and bathrooms are a prime breeding ground.
Remember, mold can be harmful to your health, so it’s important to take it seriously and address it promptly.
Mold remediation can be a complex and potentially dangerous process, and it’s generally recommended that homeowners hire trained professionals to handle the job.
- DON’T attempt to clean up mold if you have health problems, such as asthma or allergies.
- DON’T use a fan or other air-blowing equipment to dry the area, as it can spread the mold spores.
- DON’T use a vacuum cleaner without a HEPA filter, as it can release mold spores into the air.
- DON’T use bleach or other cleaning solutions that contain ammonia, as it can create toxic fumes when mixed with bleach.
- DON’T ignore mold growth, as it can spread and cause damage to your health and property.
- DON’T paint over mold: Painting over mold does not eliminate the problem and can actually make it worse by trapping the mold spores under the paint.
- DON’T ignore underlying moisture issues: If you don’t address the source of moisture that is allowing the mold to grow, the mold will likely return even after remediation.
- DON’T wait too long to address the problem: Mold can spread quickly and cause significant damage to your home and health. It’s important to address the problem as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
- DO contact Bio Pro Mold Assessment to inspect the area in question and identify a protocol and remediation plan.
- DO contain the affected area: If mold is present in a small area, you may be able to contain it by covering the area with plastic sheeting and sealing it with tape. This can help prevent the spread of mold spores to other areas of your home.
- DO identify and fix the source of the moisture: Mold thrives in damp environments, so it’s important to address any sources of moisture in your home. This may include fixing leaky pipes, repairing roof or foundation leaks, or improving ventilation.
- DO read through your Home Insurance Policy to educate yourself on what is covered before reporting a claim.
In addition to these steps, it’s also important to take preventative measures to avoid future mold growth. This may include maintaining proper ventilation – from dryer vents to bathroom exhaust pipes, controlling moisture levels using your HVAC system, regularly inspecting your home for signs of mold by checking in areas with cracked stucco, window leaks, appliance susceptible to leaking water,
If you’re not sure how to handle a mold problem, or if the problem is too large or complex to handle on your own, it’s best to contact a professional mold inspection company like Bio Pro to develop a protocol to remedy the situation. A trained professional can assess the extent of the problem, develop a remediation plan, and ensure that the job is done safely and effectively.
Bio Pro can provide a range of benefits for homeowners and property owners, including early detection, improved indoor air quality, prevention of additional property damage, and peace of mind. By investing in regular mold inspections, homeowners and property owners can ensure that their home or property is safe and healthy for occupants and can avoid costly problems in the future.
We founded our business on the principle of keeping your health and best interest at heart. Once you contact us, Bio Pro will inspect your home or business for signs of water damage or mold contamination. Oftentimes, mold growth hides behind walls or cabinets where water damage goes unnoticed until it’s too late.
Our team of state-licensed mold inspectors are experts at conducting mold inspections and many other types of environmental testing. You can rest assured that we’ll get to the bottom of your mold problem.