You don't want to get mold in your home. It can be annoying and damaging, and specific types can also impact your health. If you spot mold in your home, you will want to know how to contain it.
1. Find the Moisture
First, you will want to find the moisture that is fueling its growth. Mold can't thrive without a source of moisture; there are mold spores all around, but they only thrive when the conditions are just right, and humidity is one of the conditions that must be present.
If you want to stop mold in your home, you need to find the source of moisture. For example, you may have a roof leak that is providing moisture. Or you may have a burst pipe or leaking pipe that is fueling its growth. You need to stop the source of moisture if you don't want it to come back.
2. Document the Mold
Next, document the presence of mold. Take pictures and videos of the mold so you can see exactly where it is at. This will allow you to track the growth. In addition, this will also allow you to get consultations and information about the type of mold that is growing in your home, which will help you know how to deal with it. Documenting mold growth will allow you to manage liability when addressing the unwanted fungi.
3. Figure Out the Extent of the Mold Growth
Third, figure out the extent of the mold growth. Knowing how extensive the growth is will allow you to figure out how to approach the clean-up process. Make sure to clean a few inches beyond the boundaries of what you can see, as spores can be present but not yet visible.
4. Clean Up the Mold
Fourth, clean up the mold. To do so, seal off the area where you are cleaning to prevent the spores from spreading. You can also seal off the site by covering up doorways and other openings during the cleaning process. Next, you will want to mist down the infected areas so that the spores don't spread. Then, remove any materials that are contaminated. Finally, you are going to want to disinfect the area once the material is removed.
If you have mold in your home, you will want to find the moisture that is fueling the mold, document it, figure out the extent of the mold growth, and clean up the mold. For more information, contact a mold remediation service.