February 23, 2017

Mold Remediation & Removal

Excessive amounts of mold and certain types of mold may present health concerns.  Mold can result from a water damage in your home or business if the restoration process is not completed correctly.  Trapped moisture can cause rapid mold growth so it is very important to contact a trained professional to determine when the structure has been sufficiently dried.

Signs of the presence of mold include:

  • Strong, musty odors
  • The presence of visible mold
  • Excessive humidity (60% +) can cause mold to grow on many surfaces
  • Warped baseboards, typically in basements and bathrooms, indicate a presence of moisture

What to do if you have mold:

You should not attempt to remediate the mold on your own if the affected area is larger than 1 square foot.  In this case you should consult a Mold Damage and Remediation Professional. DON’T ever clean the mold off without first HEPA vacuuming the affected area to trap the hundreds of thousands of mold spores that will be thrust into the air by simply disturbing a mold colony.  You should not try to KILL mold as it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to kill.  Rather, focus on removing as much as possible.  Again, if it is larger than 1 square foot please contact Steam Brothers of St. Cloud (320)-255-1030 for a free mold damage consultation.