Finding mold in your Sturgeon Bay, WI world isn’t the end of the world, even if it feels like it might be. Sure, mold isn’t exactly a great sign. It often comes after water damage, it carries spores and schmutz with it, and it can spread from one place to another away from the blind eye. But still, not the end of the world. How you react when you find it, however, can make a big difference in how the mold removal process proceeds. The water damage experts with ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings recommend that homeowners dealing with mold should take quick action and nip it in the bud before that bud blooms into a home-owning nightmare.
Right after you find the mold, your first instinct may be to remove it with a rag and some bleach and call it done. This isn’t necessarily incorrect, but you could be doing more harm than good in the long run. Firstly, harsh cleaners can damage and ruin the affected area if they’re applied improperly. And secondly, that mold may be indicative of a deeper water damage issue hiding right under your nose.
First and foremost, don’t panic. Some molds are indeed dangerous but panicking and evacuating the home may not be entirely necessary. Instead of tossing some bleach at the wall and escaping out the window consider taking some pictures. Take note of where the mold is the most severe and look for signs of potential water damage around the area. You don’t have to be an expert to see pooling or staining around the affected area, so just make a note so you know what to tell the professionals.
Once you have an idea what you’re looking at, call a water damage or mold removal expert. Tackling a mold problem on your own can be risky because not only are you being exposed to whatever sporey goodness that mold is carrying, but you also might be attacking the problem on a surface level without even realizing it. Make the safer choice and rely on professional help instead.
Mold removal can be difficult, but it is by no means impossible. Most homeowners will at some point have to deal with mold in some capacity so it’s good to have a mold removal action plan in place before you actually encounter it. If you’ve discovered mold in your Sturgeon Bay, WI home, or you’ve experienced water damage and are concerned about mold developing in the future, contact our water damage experts for assistance here at ServiceMaster Recovery by Restoration Holdings. Call at (920) 336-7411 or visit our website today for more information.