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How Do I Remove Mold From Walls?

Getting rid of mold depends on the extent of the infestation and where it’s located. Here’s a general guide:

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  1. Identify the Mold: Determine where the mold is growing and what type it is. Some molds are more harmful than others. Black mold can be incredibly harmful for anyone. Especially harmful for people with asthma.
  2. Protect Yourself: Wear protective gear like gloves, goggles, and a mask to avoid inhaling mold spores or getting them on your skin. Mold is airborne and will travel to continue to grow.
  3. Ventilate the Area: Open windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate and help dry out the area. This may or may not work since more mold spores could enter. Your best bet is to call ServiceMaster of Buncombe County to contain and remove the mold.
  4. Clean with Mold Killing Solutions: Scrubbing the affected area with a solution of water and detergent or a commercial mold-killing product is not recommended. Bleach diluted in water is not effective for non-porous surfaces and it may not work well on porous materials and can be harmful if mixed with other cleaning agents. ServiceMaster of Buncombe County uses green, safe products to remove the mold and keep it from coming back.
  5. Dry the Area: Mold thrives in damp environments, so reducing moisture is essential to preventing regrowth. ServiceMaster of Buncombe County has commercial grade equipment to do the job correctly the first time.
  6. Dispose of Contaminated Materials: If mold has grown on porous materials like carpet, drywall, or insulation, it may be best to remove and replace them to fully eradicate the mold. Cutting into walls or tearing up carpeting can cause additional damage not covered by insurance. Best to use a professional.
  7. Prevent Future Growth: ServiceMaster of Buncombe County uses safe antimicrobial products to keep mold from coming back.

If the mold infestation is extensive or you’re unsure how to handle it safely, it’s best to consult with a professional mold remediation service – ServiceMaster of Buncombe County. They have the expertise and equipment to handle large-scale mold problems safely and effectively.


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