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Why Your Household Mold Keeps Coming Back

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Mold can damage surfaces in your home and require costly cleanup. When you suspect mold in your home, your instinct is to eliminate it quickly.  It is wise to act as soon as you see signs of mold or smell a musty odor.
If you suspect your home is infested with mold, it is not recommended you attempt the mold remediation yourself. The safest strategy is to consult a mold specialist who can test your home for mold, evaluate the severity of your infestation and recommend a cleanup and removal protocol. If an expert determines your problem does not involve a toxic variety, such as black mold, you can move forward with addressing the problem.

Mold-Removal Mis-Steps

In an effort to remove mold, well-meaning homeowners often contribute to the problem of returning or spreading.

Removing mold-infested materials is not effective unless the surrounding humidity level is reduced.
Using bleach products does not generally eliminate mold and can make it worse by masking the visible signs of a problem.
Using mold-resistant paint over existing paint can trap spores between paint layers where they continue to grow.
Holding on to items once infested with mold creates a high likelihood of a recurrence.
Attempting to self-clean mold, such as black mold, is strongly discouraged.

If you’ve made any of these mistakes, be reassured that there are effective ways to eradicate mold from your home.

Getting Rid of Mold For Good

The key to controlling mold is eliminating the root of the problem. A plumbing or roof leak can create a favorable environment for mold. Once you permanently address these issues, you decrease the chances of post-cleanup mold recurrence. It’s essential you discard all property in your home that was once affected by mold.
If mold found its way into your Maple Grove, MN home, avoid mold cleanup until toxicity is ruled out. Once you remedy any moisture problems, your cleanup efforts will be more successful. As difficult as it is, let go of that mold-damaged first-edition book. You may be rewarded by a mold-free home.

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