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4 Tips for Getting Rid of Mold for Good

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

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It’s unpleasant to discover black mold in a building you own, but it’s not the end of the world. If you handle the problem properly, you can get rid of it for good. Here are four solid pieces of advice to follow when your building in Rio Verde, AZ, has a mold issue.

1. Get Professional Help

Mold cleanup is not something you should try to do yourself. Mold remediation specialists are trained and certified to find all the places mold is hiding in your building and get rid of the growth entirely. It is better to rely on their expertise than to keep scrubbing mold off the wall only to see it return again in a few days or weeks.

2. Stop Mold From Spreading

If you see a fuzzy or slimy growth on the ceiling, it’s obviously too late to prevent black mold, but you can take steps to make sure it doesn’t go any further. Turn off your HVAC system so that it doesn’t carry mold spores from the concentrated growth to the rest of your building. If you have a leak, turn off the water main so that you can minimize the damage, thus giving mold less area to cover.

3. Leave Affected Items Alone

Resist the urge to handle any items that have mold on them. When technicians arrive to assess and clean your building, they can also determine which items can be salvaged and which ones will need to be thrown away and replaced.

4. Don’t Cover It Up

An ongoing moisture problem can cause materials to mold. Covering the spots between your restroom tiles with more caulk or painting over a moldy wall doesn’t get rid of the mold. It just makes it harder for the professionals to get to.

No one likes to see black mold. With timely response and professional remediation, however, you can resolve your fungus problem and keep it from returning.

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