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3 Steps to Take if You Have Mold

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 Steps to Take if You Have Mold Mold growth can seem scary, but a few steps can help you recover and make it "Like it never even happened!"

If you have mold, chances are that you want it removed right away. While mold can be a nuisance, it can also be treated and stopped from growing. In case you don’t know what to do if you discover it in your home, we’re here to help.

  1. Identify the water source. If you have mold, you either have or had a water problem, since it’s a necessary ingredient for mold growth. Although it can be treated immediately, if the water source is not addressed, the mold will just grow back.

  1. Call a mold remediation company. Unless the mold is shallow and covers a small surface area, it’s best to call your local mold remediation company. Not only are they able to treat the growth, but they also have the tools and experience to contain the area so others are not contaminated. If it’s only a small amount of growth, consider wiping the surface with an antimicrobial spray applied to a cloth.

  1. Take steps to prevent future growth. Once you’ve taken steps to address current mold growth, it’s important to take steps to prevent it from occurring again in the future. The main concern is mitigating the amount of moisture in your home, which you can learn more about in our post about mold prevention.

If you have mold in your home, don’t panic! Instead, call your local mold remediation company to help you get your home back to normal. If you live in the Morganton, NC area, you can call SERVPRO of Burke County at (828) 874-0966!

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