Discovering mold in your home can be quite alarming. You may not know how serious or extensive the damage is or how it could impact your family’s health. The first thing you need to do if you suspect or find mold in your home is to call a mold remediation and removal expert to survey the damage and remove the mold from your home if necessary.
Mold is quite common, and mold spores are terrifyingly all over the place. Mold spores can enter your home on a pet, your clothes or float through an open door or window. To grow, mold spores need to land somewhere they can feed off moisture and nutrients. While it’s important to act quickly when you think mold may be a problem, it’s also best not to overreact or attempt potentially damaging and ineffective DIY techniques on your own. It’s always best to allow the experts to give you a proper diagnosis.
To Treat or Not to Treat
A common mistake many people make is trying to clean up mold themselves without having it tested first. Cleaning mold with bleach can be somewhat effective depending on the type and severity of the mold, but the root of the problem needs to be treated, and certain types of molds are much harder to eliminate than others.
You may need to leave your home temporarily while the mold is removed and treated. This may seem like a big inconvenience, but remember that staying in a hotel or with friends or relatives for a couple nights is a much better alternative than allowing mold to continue growing in your home, damaging the structure and putting your family’s health at risk.
If you have suffered any illnesses that might be even remotely linked to mold, you should visit your doctor right away. Those illnesses include but are not limited to:
- Sore Throat
You should contact your homeowner’s insurance company to find out if mold removal is covered. Oftentimes the process will be covered, but it depends on the cause of the mold.
Mold Inspections and Removal in Minneapolis
The first call you make when you discover or suspect mold in your home or place of business should be to the mold removal and remediation experts at ServiceMaster Minneapolis at (612) 354-5466. Mold and moisture typically go hand in hand, and often becomes a problem after your home or business has suffered water damage. ServiceMaster also handles water damage mitigation and restoration, and can not only make any water-related disaster a thing of the past but also test to see whether water damage may have resulted in mold growth. Contact us today to learn more and request your free quote.