If you find mold growing in your Greensboro home or business, your first instinct might be to panic. Before you whip yourself into a frenzy, however, it would benefit you to take a moment to assess the situation and determine the extent of the damage. If the mold growth is small and doesn’t appear to have penetrated beneath the surface, you might be able to perform mold removal yourself by following a few simple steps.
Your first step is to take a closer look at the mold and try to determine how deep the growth goes. If the mold doesn’t go below the surface, you can try scrubbing it away with a 1-to-8 bleach/water solution. In cases where the mold is growing beneath the surface, you may need to cut out the affected section of drywall and replace it. For moldy carpet, it is best to rip it up and replace it—this will also allow you to check for mold growing in the subfloor.
No matter what steps you take for mold removal, you also need to take certain precautions to ensure safety. Always wear old clothing that you can wash or throw away after you are finished, and protect yourself with safety glasses and a paper mask. Set up a small fan to keep your room ventilated and be very careful when disposing of waste—double-bag things to be sure.
In cases where mold damage is severe—especially if it has penetrated into the underlying structure of your property—you would be wise to call in a professional mold removal service. At AdvantaClean of the Capital Region, we do more than just mold removal. When you call us with a mold problem, we will be more than happy to perform a thorough mold inspection to identify the type of mold, assess the extent of the damage, and provide a practical solution. We will have your property restored to its previous state in no time.