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Tips to Minimize Mold Spreading

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Tips to Minimize Mold Spreading

After the water a pipe burst or other massive water infiltration in your Gallitzin, PA, home, it means much more than water damage. In less than two days, mold spores can turn into a massive mold infestation. Once that happens, the chances for black mold to relocate to unaffected areas increases. The first step is to call a mold damage and remediation specialist that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. While waiting for help to arrive, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage.

Stop the Spread
At the first signs of an outbreak, stopping it in its tracks is essential. Below are a few steps to take.

Since spores become airborne to find new locations to build a colony, ensure your HVAC system is turned off.
Locate the source of the moisture problem. If it is a pipe burst or leak, turn off the water and contact a plumber to have it repaired.
Along with moisture, black mold loves high humidity. Keep humidity levels in the home under 60%. If the air outside is less humid, open the windows. Otherwise, use a dehumidifier and frequently empty it.
Belongings that have been affected should be carefully removed and sealed in plastic bags.

Cleanup Expectations
Once help arrives, the length of the mold cleanup process will depend on the extent of the damage. A certified mold professional will first inspect for visible and hidden damage and assess the extent of it. They will create a personalized plan of attack to eradicate the problem. During the remediation process, the affected areas will be contained to prevent the damage from spreading. They will use industrial tools to clean surfaces as well as air filtration equipment to remove airborne spores. After removal and remediation, they will begin any restoration needed to get your home back to normal.
Black mold can quickly spread, so taking immediate action is essential to protecting your home. Along with calling an expert for help, the above steps may help minimize the damage.

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