Keep Your Home Safe from Mold

Run Hard Put Away Wet

It all started with a drip, a puddle under the sink, a wall that was wet to the touch. We spend a lot of time, money and effort keeping the water out of our homes, an especially tough battle in warm humid Florida. Warm wet and dark means mold, and mold is a problem that is not simply fixed with Mom’s favorite household cure, bleach. You know if you see it, its also were you don’t see it. In walls, under the cabinets, and growing under the floor.

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Five steps to Successful Mold Remediation

First, learn what the moisture is and where is it coming from. By identifying the source you can locate all mold growth, not just what’s immediately visible.

Second, document the problem in writing, and with pictures and video. The documentation can help manage your liability and expenses (and help with the homeowners insurance claim) as well as point to larger problems with mold growth.

Third, make a plan. The goal of mold remediation is to clean up mold growing within the home, and to avoid exposing homeowners to large amounts of mold. Don’t be afraid to consult a professional for home mold remediation Pensacola FL. They have the tools and the knowledge to get the job done quickly and effectively at less cost then you think.

Fourth, just do it. You made a plan, hired a contractor, bought all the right cleaning materials. Start by repairing the water problem to help prevent new mold spores from growing. Keep going back to your plan or your contractor’s specifications to make sure all steps are being completed, keep documenting the actions as they occur.

Fifth, have you been successful? If that water leak has not been fixed, the problem will reoccur. If you hired a contractor for home mold remediation Pensacola FL, make sure get a final written report on the success of the remediation.

Finding Professional Help

Beware of businesses that advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, its a false claim. Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet. They thrive on moisture and can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants and have the potential to cause other health effects.

Mold starts quickly and grows rapidly, getting a knowledegable professional into your home to give advice and an estimate is important. Make a call to family and friends, its a common issue that many Floridians have had to deal with. If you are looking for referrals check into Angie’s List and the local Better Business Bureau. But don’t wait, take action.