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While we always recommend calling the professionals at Mold911, we hope that the following mold damage tips offered by our experts will help anyone in the midst of a mold crisis. Mold can develop into a serious issue in as little as 2 days, if not handled with care it can become a nightmare. The mold damage tips that we offer are meant to help minimize the risk of the mold colonies on your property getting out of hand before a professional can arrive and assess the situation.
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What to Do:
Avoid the affected areas: Mold spores have a lot of negative effects on the health, so the best thing to do is to avoid it completely. Stay out of any room on the property that has large colonies of mold.
Turn off central air systems: As tempting as it might be to run a heating/cooling system or fan, these things will only circulate mold spores through the air and feed them moisture, potentially causing even more mold colonies to grow and spread throughout the property. It’s best to just turn everything off and wait until a professional can arrive.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Don’t touch the mold: Do not attempt to perform a mold removal on your own. If done improperly, you could run the risk of releasing more mold spores into the air, giving rise to more mold colonies.
Don’t try to dry the mold on your own: Mold removal is best to do when the mold is dry, but trying to get it dry yourself poses a similar threat to having simply touched it - best to leave it alone.
Don’t clean the mold with disinfectants: Remember, mold thrives in moisture, so while it may be hard to resist, do not attempt to clean away the mold with any bleach or other cleaning products. Bleaching mold turns it white, it does not solve the problem.
Stay vigilant. If you see any signs of mold on your property, make sure you call Mold911 right away. Observing these mold damage tips will help you keep the effects of the mold at a minimum until our team is able to get to you and perform a proper mold remediation service. Until then, these simple tips will go a long way.