Preventing mold growth requires controlling the moisture source. This may be as simple as using a dehumidifier or fixing a simple leak. If the mold issue has started to grow beyond solving with household cleaners, then it is time to bring in a professional. It can also create additional problems, such as contributing to negative health effects. This can include coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and other symptoms.
If you have noticed mold or are suspicious that it may be hiding within your property, call ServiceMaster of St. Louis for professional mold remediation services in the St. Louis, MO area. Our technicians have years of experience in accurately detecting mold and removing it at its source. This will prevent it from returning and spreading further in the future.
Finding Mold Damage
As soon as you have noticed mold damage, it is important to call professional services right away. ServiceMaster of St. Louis highly recommends that property owners never treat the mold by themselves as the improper cleaning techniques and products can actually worsen the problem. This is because when mold is disturbed, it retreats deeper within its affected surface and disperses its spores.
This makes it more difficult to remove and find in other hidden areas. If the spores that are released into the air become inhaled, they can also be toxic. When our technicians clean mold, they always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while using advanced products that are designed to kill all mold growth.
Mold Restoration – What to Do:
- Call ServiceMaster of St. Louis for immediate mold remediation.
- Wipe down all wet surfaces that do not contain mold.
- Turn on the A/C unit or HVAC system within the home to increase the air flow.
- Close any exterior windows or doors if there is a lot of humidity or moisture outside.
- Always wear protection equipment when present around the mold, such as eye wear, gloves, and a mask.
Mold Cleanup – What to Avoid:
- Do not attempt to clean the mold yourself.
- Do not place a fan directly in front of the mold.
- Do not disturb the mold.
- Do not paint or caulk over any moldy surfaces.
Eliminating Mold Growth
Although mold thrives in warm, dark areas, the effects of mold can be obvious, such as experiencing negative health effects, smelling a musty odor, or finding black spots on the walls, floors, or ceiling. Common places for mold growth include: attics, basements, crawlspaces, behind walls, in the duct work, in the bathrooms, and around drain pipes.
However, ServiceMaster of St. Louis is certified for mold remediation through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Following these standards require procedures resulting in an improved indoor air quality (or normal fungal ecology) for your home or business.
For professional mold remediation in the St. Louis, MO area, call ServiceMaster of St. Louis at (636)492-3030.