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Don’t Spread Mold: What to Do Instead

9/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don’t Spread Mold:  What to Do Instead A highly trained and experienced SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills crew member constructs a containment in a mold contaminated room.

There’s a lot of things you want to spread around your home.  Love, laughter, good memories; all of these come to mind.  Healthy people draw the line, however, when it comes to mold.  This is one thing you definitely want to be spreading!

Here’s how to ensure you know what to do and, as importantly, what not to do in case of mold.

Do Not Disturb. 

This rule applies as much to mold as it might apply to letting Dad sleep in on Saturday morning. 

Mold can be spread if it’s disturbed.  In fact, mold actually spreads when microscopic mold spores are released into the air.  Released into the air, they can find another humid spot in close contact to wood fibers and voila – instant mold farm!

What to Do

  • If the musty, acrid stink of mold doesn’t naturally keep you away from it, keep this rule in mind: Stay Away.  You can do this most easily be avoiding affected areas. 
  • Since mold spores travel through the air, keep the HVAC system turned off and don’t operate fans. Both of these devices create air currents that can spread mold spores.
  • Call the professionals in: Contact SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills for state-of-the-art mold remediation services. 

What to Avoid

  • If you suspect mold growth on any surface (visible or otherwise) don’t blow air on it.
  • Don’t try and ‘quarterback’ this yourself. Mold remediation is highly technical.  Unless you’re trained and experienced, the chances are very good that you are going to only worsen the situation.
  • Don’t try and dry the area yourself. Again, this can actually make the situation worse.
  • Don’t spray disinfectants or bleach on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

We’re proud of the excellent work we’ve done for other customers like yourself.  See what some of these good people have said about our work; visit our Testimonials page. http://www.SERVPROanaheimhills.com/testimonials

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