ECS Carpet Cleaners provides mold remediation services throughout northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We recommend that homeowners and business owners learn the signs of mold and that if they need help cleaning mold that they give us a call. The CDC has provided great advice and tips on how to prevent mold, how to clean mold, and how to prevent the resurgence of mold in a property.
The first step in handling mold is deciding whether or not you should get the mold tested. Mold has a large impact on air quality in a property. If you have breathing difficulties or someone in your property does, you may consider hiring someone else to handle mold removal, as the process is likely going to make it difficult to breathe. Before beginning the mold removal process, some companies recommend having the mold tested. Darker molds could be more dangerous than the more common mold varieties. If you notice strange colors in the mold, consider having it tested beforehand.
If you plan to clean mold yourself, make sure to take the proper precautions. Rubber gloves, masks, and safety goggles are all highly recommended by the CDC to avoid mold spores from getting on your skin, in your mouth, in your nose, or in your eyes. Mold can cause severe reactions. Additionally, you should consider ventilation. Make sure windows and doors are open and if it is safe to do so, consider using fans or dehumidifiers to circulate air as you work.
Cleaning supplies should be treated carefully. Many cleaning products that contain bleach will have warning labels. Always check the labels and never mix cleaning supplies. Ammonia and bleach can create a toxic gas that can be lethal when inhaled. It is vital that you use the right cleaning products and that you follow their instructions as you work. If you switch cleaning products make sure to wash and dry the surface to remove the previous cleaner before you switch to a new cleaner.
After cleaning up the mold you will always want to get rid of any of the cleaning equipment you worked with that cannot be dried and disinfected. Sponges, brushes, and other cleaning equipment should be thrown out and should be disposed of immediately. This will prevent future mold growth in your home or property.
When it comes to mold cleaning, hiring professional cleaners is always advisable. ECS Carpet Cleaners is located in Arlington and Woburn Massachusetts and can help with your mold cleanup.