Mold Removal Safety Tips

mold removalMold is an inconvenience for any homeowner, but it can also pose various health and safety risks. If you discover mold in your home, be sure to follow these tips for a safe cleaning process.

Ventilate the Area

Mold spores can become airborne once the cleaning process begins, so it is important to clean in a well-ventilated area. If you are cleaning mold in a basement, ventilation is especially important since the musty conditions of a basement often allow mold to flourish. Open windows around the home to allow for proper air circulation while you are cleaning. You can also use fans to help dry any moist areas of the home, but be careful to ensure that the air flow is not simply stirring up debris and allergens.

Use the Proper Gear

While some mild types of mold growth can be wiped down with a cloth, others require more intensive cleaning efforts. Whenever you are cleaning mold in your home, use work gloves to protect your skin and wear a mask designed to filter allergens and protect your lungs. Breathing in mold is never good, even if the variety of mold you are cleaning is not toxic. Some types of mold are more dangerous than others, so exercising caution is important.

Know the Signs of Mold Allergies

Some people have an inherent allergy to all types of mold, while everyone is negatively affected by toxic mold. Know the signs of mold allergies and toxic mold so you can take the steps to prevent contact. Common signs and symptoms include:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive issues
  • Poor Concentration
  • Tingling in the skin
  • Chronic cough
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
If you notice any of these symptoms, it could be a sign of toxic mold exposure and you should stop cleaning immediately to contact a professional mold removal company. Many mold problems go undiagnosed because these signs are often ignored.

Work with Professionals

Whether you have mold allergies or you simply want to minimize the risk of exposure, working with a company that provides mold removal Janesville and Rockford residents can trust is important. From inspection to the cleanup process, a professional mold removal service has the equipment and experience necessary to ensure a safe and efficient cleanup. Mold is often difficult to identify, so you could think that you have dealt with the extent of a mold problem only to find it growing elsewhere. This is why it is so important to take action at the first signs and symptoms of mold growth. If you would like to learn more about safely cleaning mold in your home, call Leaders in Disaster Restoration today at (888) 874-7066. Our expert technicians are available 24 hours each day to answer any routine or emergency questions you have about mold removal services. We will work with you to determine the extent of the mold issue in your home and provide a strategic plan for the cleanup process.
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