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Perpetual Mold: Ending the Cycle Once and For All

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Perpetual Mold: Ending the Cycle Once and For All Mold in floor on a Smiths, KY kitchen

Perpetual Mold

Most people are automatically alarmed when they hear the phrase black mold. However, when dealing with other types of mold, they may be nonchalant about the removal process, foregoing safety measures and buying the most readily available cleaners. Then, they are surprised when the mold returns and keep coming back no matter how hard they scrub or which chemical cleaner they use. There is a good reason for this perpetual cycle, and that is that surface cleaning is only half the battle.

1. Getting to the Underlying Issue

Mold cleanup is thorough and deep. While you may only see the mold on the surface of your walls, it is likely deep within the wall cavity. Therefore, to truly eliminate a mold infestation, you have to get below the surface, exterminating the infestation where it began.

2. Removing All Signs

Black mold, or any mold for that matter, spreads quickly, and its spores can allow it to hop from one location to the next, traveling on air currents and through vents. The ability for mold to travel means that it is necessary to remove all signs, and while it is unlikely to remove every spore in a home, eliminating the source of the infestation is a great place to start.

3. Controlling the Atmosphere

As previously mentioned, mold spores travel on air currents, meaning that it is necessary to restrict that movement when trying to remediate an infestation. This control is difficult and time-consuming, as rooms must be quarantined from each other and ventilation limited and controlled. Also, movement in a room must be limited and slow.

4. Calling for Inspections

Mold remediation is best performed by a disaster restoration specialist in the Smiths, KY, area. These companies are certified and experienced in mold removal, and they will not work on your house until they test for species and understand the right path forward.

While toxic black mold is dangerous, many mold varieties may produce adverse health effects. Therefore, before diving into DIY remediation, think about the chances of perpetual mold, and how a specialist may be your best choice.

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