If you have just discovered mold in your home, the easiest thing to do is to call a mold removal company and sit back and let them take care of everything. However, if you are more of a "do it yourself" kind of homeowner, here are three steps you should consider taking when you have mold in your home.
1. Find The Mold
Locate the mold to the best of your ability. It can be hard to find all of the molds because it tends to live and grow in dark, damp places. It is possible that you are smelling mold, but it is actually behind a wall or another inaccessible location. Once you do locate the mold, you may want to get a sample of it to a lab to determine what species of mold you are dealing with in your home.
2. Remove The Mold
Once you determine what kind of mold you have in your home, you can try to remove it from a small, non-porous surface using a borax cleaning solution. If the affected area is large or non-porous, it is usually best to call a professional.
3. Begin The Mold Restoration Process
Once you have done all this, you can begin to rebuild the area. The mold removal process is a messy business. Do not forget to take steps to make sure the very same mold does not grow right back! Mold likes to live in dark, moist areas so when you rebuild the area make sure you restore it with plenty of ventilation and possibly even dehumidification to make sure you do not get a build-up of mold there ever again!
If this all sounds like a major headache, it's because it is one. If you are like me and would rather spend your time doing fun things, then do what most ordinary folks do and hire a reputable mold remediation company. Call AllPhase Restoration if you are looking for a mold removal company in Columbus, Ohio.