Having mold in the house is never a good thing, but often times the decision of what to do about it is much more stressful. It’s always best to hire a professional to do the mold cleaning in Mason County, but mold removal can be done in small areas without professional help. Here are a few things to know regarding mold cleaning in Mason County:
- Contain the mold: If a large portion of your house contains mold, you may want to seal it off from the rest of the house so the mold spores don’t spread to untouched places. To do so, cover the moldy areas with plastic sheets and duct tape them. Cover doorways, vents and any other open spaces. In addition, make sure you dust often in the untouched areas of your house. Mold spores like to stick to dust and travel around the house.
- Prevent mold buildup: When you decide to officially remove the mold from your house, the mold spores will get stirred up and try to move elsewhere. To prevent this, try to blow air out of the house. Turn off the air conditioning in the house and have a fan blowing air out of a window or a door. If there is dry mold around, wet it to prevent it from escaping into the air.
- Prevent the mold from returning to clean areas: Use solutions that kill mold in areas of the house that previously had mold up as well as those areas that didn’t. The number of mold spores is equal in all places, whether it shows or not. If moisture accumulates anywhere in the house, the mold spores can grow into mold, so it is best to kill the mold spores immediately.
- Clean mold from your personal belongings: Materials like glass, metal and hard plastic are okay to use once you remove all visible mold from the surface. These materials don’t have pores, so there’s nothing below the surface. In contrast, materials like carpet, books or drywall can have mold beneath the surface. With those materials, you must decide if they are worth cleaning and keeping. If a certain porous item is not very valuable and the mold is extensive, it may be better to throw it out and replace it later.
- Keep yourself and other areas safe when cleaning: When you are cleaning mold, wear protective clothing so the floating mold spores do not affect you. Wear goggles, a dust filter mask, gloves and clothing that covers your whole body and can easily be thrown away or washed. The more extreme the mold cleaning is, the more protective clothing you need. When throwing out mold, contain it in sealed plastic bags and throw it directly out a door or window. If you have to carry it through the house, more mold spores may escape.
If you feel overwhelmed or need more information, you can call Absolute Service for mold cleaning in Mason County.