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Humid areas are notorious breeding grounds for mold and mildew.
If an area of your home is damp or you have leaks or flooding, mold may begin to grow, as a result, health issues may occur.
Residents of the DMV area are well aware of the region’s infamous history as an actual, literal swamp. That means plenty of moisture in the air and over the land, which can easily lead to mold. Removing mold is involved work, but it can be done yourself if you know what you’re doing and have the right tools for the job.
The first step when dealing with mold is to assess the extent of its spread and the severity of damage. Mold often occurs in basements and bathrooms, though other locations are possible. Depending on how severe the mold spread is, tiles, walls, or floors might need to be repaired or replaced.
Once the mold is found, most importantly, the surrounding area needs to be examined carefully to make sure there isn’t any more mold. After that we can define the damaged area and where we need to clean.
Once the mold is stopped, the next important step is obviously to repair and clean any damage caused by the mold. Bathroom mold is generally pretty easy to take care of, since you can usually filter the air, wipe down the tiles, and touch up the paint if needed. Basement mold can be a bit trickier, but with commercially available products mold cleanup can be done by yourself.
Once the initial mold is taken care of, it’s important to filter the air to get rid of the spores. There’s no point in cleaning up the mold if more can form, after all. Surface cleaning also helps along with air filtration, because the spores can settle, and, in humid areas, that means they might create more mold. Cleaning surfaces near where the mold started and in areas where it could have spread through vents will help prevent more mold from forming.
After the above steps are completed, and the damage has been completely purified and cleaned- the last step you want to take is to restore the wall to it’s prior condition, wash and repaint so it’ll also look fresh and clean.
Firstly, the steps to home mold removal are:
Inspection and damage assessment, air filtration and mold cleanup, and finally, cleaning of mold covered surfaces and items.
After that’s is done, any damage caused by the mold needs to be fixed. The extent of the damage or mold infestation may require calling expert contractors or mold removers.
If the mold is caught quickly, however, there’s nothing wrong with taking care of it yourself.
Just make sure to use safe materials, wear protective equipment, and take care of any damage to prevent it from getting worse from neglect.
Severe mold can affect people’s lungs and damage walls, floors, or roofing.
If the mold is caught quickly, though, it can be easily found, cleaned, and any damage restored. It might take some work, but it’s well worth the effort to allow you and your family to breathe easier.
If left unattended, mold spreads can require professional help to remove, so its best to take care of it quickly before it gets worse.
To sum up, to prevent the risk of the dangerous mold from spreading and to keep your safety, we strongly suggest calling mold removal companies before doing anything.
Call DC Mold Removal ASAP and get a free inspection.
While the price will differ based on the size of your home, the amount of mold present, and if it is toxic mold, we can help provide an estimate.
Residential DMV area average mold removal can cost anywhere between $1,300 – $3,400
Obviously, it varies between projects and properties. A professional inspection will determine the damage size and ultimately, the price to remove it.
Commercial damage is hard to predict and will depend on the damage and size.
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The good news is it can be handled and if done by professionals, it will not cause you harm and will not be visible.
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The black mold in your home may be causing all sorts of issues, from mildew and structural damage to toxic symptoms, the health risks associated with black mold are serious and should not be taken lightly.
If you spot a black mold, and you consider yourself a very experienced handyman with mold removal knowledge, you can try to learn how to do it on your own, otherwise, we strongly suggest you call a professional to take care of that for you and prevent a potential health issues.
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