Cleaning Mold From a Residence
Cleaning Mold From a House
Black mold is a fungus that’s ubiquitous in the environment. When a moist environment is provided, such as that created after a water leak in the home, this fungus proliferates and can cause damage to property and possessions. Mold remediation is often necessary and involves the following:
- Stopping the source of water
- Removing moisture-laden items
- Thoroughly drying the area
- Cleaning all affected areas
- Cleaning foot paths to and from the affected area
- Replacing damaged areas and items
Mold Removal vs. Remediation
The nature of black mold as a microscopic airborne entity often makes complete removal of the organism next to impossible to accomplish. Breezy locations with high humidity like North Lakeland, FL, compound the difficulty of this task. Remediation is usually the best option for mold cleanup because it focuses on restoration and prevention of future growth while acknowledging the innate ubiquity of mold spores and the potential for future colony formation. Trained professionals with the proper equipment are usually the ideal candidates to tackle this task.
Sources of Moisture That Promote Mold Growth
Moisture is the leading cause of mold growth. Mold thrives in wet environments. Adequate growing conditions can exist even in seemingly dry areas. The slightest bit of moisture caused, for example, by high humidity, air conditioning, or a steamy environment after a hot shower can trigger mold growth. It can be important to mitigate these sources of moisture as much as possible following mold remediation of a recent outbreak. The mold population of a previously infected area is much higher than that of an area that never supported growth. Secondary growth is possible, and likely if moisture is not kept to a minimum even if remediation efforts have been implemented.
No one likes to see black mold growing on their personal possessions and interior of their home. It can be important to contact professional remediation assistance for the safety of your belongings and the cleanliness of your domicile.