There are several dangers to mold growth: harm to those with allergies, asthma, other illnesses, and of course the spread of bacteria. And it doesn’t take long for mold to begin growing, either. So it’s very important that we catch it as soon as possible, and remove the issue from our homes. Here are three steps to take to fight mold contamination! Call The Steam Team for mold remediation. We are the leader in mold removal and licensed by The State of Texas #RCO1264.
Dry Up Wet Spills Immediately
Don’t let spills sit! Act quickly, and you won’t regret the effort. The longer a wet spill sits on your carpet, hardwood, or upholstery, the more likely it is that mold will grow. Clean spills immediately; you can even use a dehumidifier if there’s a lot of liquid.
Inspect Your Home for Leaks
Always watch out for leaks in and around the home. It can be as simple as your shower head misfiring and soaking the ceiling or wall with water each time it’s used. Do what you can to keep these areas dry, as moist areas are a perfect breeding ground for mold spores.
Wear Protection While Cleaning
It’s important to protect your health and wellbeing while cleaning up a moldy situation. Wear a protective mask at all times to prevent inhaling mold spores. You can buy such masks at your local pharmacy or department stores. Remember: your health and safety comes first!
Don’t forget- in the case of an emergency (such as a flood) call the professionals immediately. Mold only needs twenty four hours to begin to grow and take over your home, and the professionals are the best ones for the job! They have the right equipment and expertise for any mold remediation situation. The Steam Team is your leading steam cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX- don’t hesitate to give us a call when you’re in need!