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Dealing with Mold in Burley

Dealing with Mold

SONY DSCMold is not something Burley homeowners want to find in their homes. Mold can cause major distress if you do not know hoe to handle the situation properly. Mold thrives on moisture, whether it is the result of an small ongoing water leak, major water damager, or simply high humidity levels. Mold can be difficult to remove and can hide in areas that you cannot reach. On The Spot Cleaning and Restoration can help you resolve your mold issue quickly and efficiently.

If you see or smell mold it is fairly certain that mold is present. Testing to determine the type of mold or how much is present isn’t always necessary. All mold growth should be removed, regardless of the type or size.

Additionally, mold spores are present just about everywhere—it’s only when they have adequate moisture and organic material do they cause any problems for most people. Some tests for mold may pick up on these mold spores in the air, and if you are not careful some companies may try to take advantage, convincing you that you may have a mold problem when mold growth does not exist.

Testing for mold is sometimes helpful, such as when trying to determine if hidden mold is present or if the homeowner requires documentation of a mold problem for insurance or litigation purposes. Generally, however, it is not necessary for mold removal and remediation.

In some cases homeowners can successfully remove mold from small areas measuring under 3 feet. If the area is larger, or multiple areas are affected you may want to hire a professional like On The Spot Cleaning and Restoration for mold removal.

Hiring a mold abatement professional may also be necessary if someone in your household has a compromised immune system. Mold can be particularly hazardous to their health, and therefore it is especially important that mold be contained during cleanup and that it is thoroughly removed

Preventing Mold Growth

Maintaining safe humidity levels in your home can often prevent mold. After a flood, begin cleanup as soon as possible and take measures to circulate moisture and dry the home. To reduce humidity caused by everyday activities such as cooking, showering and washing laundry, remember to use ventilation fans or open windows to circulate air.

Trust in On The Spot Cleaning and Restoration to help ensure that mold does not return after cleaning and removal.