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Mold Remediation: Tips for Fixing Your Mold Problem the Right Way

mold remediationMold can get out of control in your home when there is a moisture problem. When there are water leaks or a humid environment, conditions are perfect for mold to thrive.

For example if you live in humid climate, you are at higher risk for mold to grow in your home.  Likewise, if you have cracks in your foundation or live in a flood zone, you can get moisture in your home that promotes mold growth.

Mold Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

How do you know if you have a mold problem in your home? You may notice an unusual smell in a certain area of your home. You may actually see mold growing on walls or other surfaces of your home.

Mold overgrowth can affect the indoor air quality of your home and cause health issues including nasal congestion, respiratory problems, coughing or sneezing.

Types of Mold that Typically Grow in your Home

When you think of mold, you may think of green mold on bread or that scary black mold that is toxic.  But actually mold comes in all shapes, sizes and colors including black, white, green and orange.  The most common molds you deal with in your home are aspergillus, cladosporium and stachybotrys atra (also known as black mold).

When is Mold Dangerous?

Black Mold is the species of a mold that you have probably heard about on the news. The variety of mold can be dangerous and threaten the health and welfare of pets as well as anyone who comes into contact with it.

How to Remove Mold

For the do it yourself folks, common household remedies that are effective at removing mold include bleach, Borax, vinegar, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, deteregent, baking soda, tea tree oil, and grapefruit seed extract.  But it’s important to follow careful procedures when removing mold for protection including use of protective equipment, spore containment, killing the mold, preventing the mold’s return, mold disposal and final clean up.

What to Do When You Find Mold

While there are some mold test kits you can buy, it’s smart to work with an experienced mold removal professional.  They can help you access what species of mold is growing in your home and what conditions are causing it’s growth.  Plus they can test the indoor air quality by detecting how many mold spores are in the air. A mold remediation professional knows the signs to look for, common causes of mold growth, and most importantly what to do about it.

Suspect a Mold Problem? Trust the Mold Remediation Experts

MD Waterproofing can help you diagnose your mold problem, identify the causes, and safely remove the home.  We will handle your mold problem quickly and professionally. Call us today for a free estimate at (866) 978-2763.

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