When people think of pests in the home, mice often come to mind first. Sure, they skitter, they squeak, they nibble, and they leave droppings, but even with all of that together, they still rank below another home pest, and this pest has a much longer lifespan. Mold is one of the messiest invaders your home can have. It can stain, leave residue, and most importantly, it can spread. While a mouse is annoying, a single mouse can’t do much to damage to your home. The mold cleanup experts with ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings know that mold needs very little encouragement to do significant structural or aesthetic damage to your Green Bay, WI, home.
Performing mold cleanup in your home requires quite a few steps in order to effectively remove the mold. First of all, you have to identify why the mold is forming where it is. This doesn’t mean trying to find the moldiest part of your home and just pouring bleach on it. It really means finding the underlying condition that is making mold growth occur in your home in the first place. For instance, looking for leaky pipes and poor ventilation are good starting points. Usually, the mold will show you where it comes from and you can just follow the trail. If there’s a buildup of mold on the ceiling under your attic door, then the attic is probably a good place to start sleuthing.
Next, gather your battle supplies. Detergent in a spray bottle, a scrub brush, and a dry towel may be all you need for a small spot, but for some moldy areas, this won’t be enough. For certain unfortunate households, mold removal is like fighting a war. When one spot is cleared away, another group pops up on the southern wall or makes itself apparent on the carpet below. There’s only so much mold removal you can do in these cases, and like any good war strategist you need to learn early on how to pick your battles.
Try to learn how to identify a lost cause. Mold cleanup can be a bigger job than you may expect, so realizing it’s time to throw in the towel and bring in the big guns is incredibly important to the mold removal process. Signs that you need to call for help include noticing health problems manifesting in your home, identifying the source of the mold as something you can’t address without making major home changes, and finding so much mold that you can’t attack it with a simple rag and spray bottle.
Don’t let mold rule your life. Mold cleanup may be a multi-step process, but that doesn’t mean it has to be one that recurs annually. Consult an expert today and de-pest your Green Bay, WI, home once and for all. Contact the mold removal experts with ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings at (920) 336-7411 or visit their website here.