Tips for Avoiding Mold Cross Contamination
When it comes to mold, most people have similar opinions—no one is a fan of it, and they certainly don’t want it in their home. Unfortunately, mold still makes appearances in homes all too often. When this happens, our goal is to remediate the area in which it has chosen to live as soon as possible. When the mold is gone, we want it to stay that way. An encore from our favorite musician is great—not so much from a destructive organism.
You’ll want to follow a few procedures and take a few basic precautions to ensure the mold doesn’t make a comeback. Fortunately, your efforts usually don’t have to be too intensive.
Hire a Professional
There’s a chance you may be able to remediate a small infestation on your own, but there comes a point when you need a professional’s expertise. No matter the size of the project, it will always benefit you to experience the relief that comes when you’re sure a task has been completed correctly. Professionals will test not only the visible mold, but also the areas around it in order to ensure it won’t continue to spread. They may also check your HVAC systems in order to prevent mold spores from traveling to different areas of your home.
Wear Protective Gear
We aren’t suggesting that you overequip yourself in a full bodysuit, but you should still be cautious around mold. The spores can make a temporary home in areas such as your hair and travel to other areas of your home. We’d recommend tying back your hair and wearing a mask until the professionals can fully rid your home of the mold. If you’re actively working in close contact with the mold, change your clothes when you’re finished.
Clean Personal Items
You should make sure to clean any items that interact with the mold. We recommend removing these objects from the infected area until the space has been completely remediated and using cleaners proven to eradicate mold to disinfect them. Some materials, such as cardboard, cannot be cleaned; you should throw away anything you can’t sanitize.
The professionals at Attic Renew want to help you with all your mold removal needs. Our professionals are on hand and waiting for your call. For the best attic mold mitigation in Michigan, call Attic Renew today.