If a leak or spill in your DeKalb, IL, home is not addressed quickly, under the right conditions, you may find yourself with more than water damage. Moisture, humidity, warm temperatures, and time is all it takes for mold to begin growing in your home. Luckily, the experts at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning by Skip are experts in mold remediation and will ensure that mold in your home is removed and won’t return once treated.
Through this four-step process, it’s possible to start clearing the mold from your home and make it safe again. Let’s get started:
- Evaluate: Before you begin the process of mold removal, make certain that you understand what you’re dealing with. Certain types of mold can be toxic, and attempting to clean these colonies can release toxins into the air. If you’re uncertain what kinds of mold you’ve dealing with, hire a professional
- Identify: Mildew, spores, and fungus can easily all form under the right conditions. It’s easy to see mold growth, and sometimes to smell it. It’s also possible to identify mold based on how it affects wooden surfaces or bleach.
- Remove: Get rid of moldy carpets or other surfaces as soon as they’ve been evaluated and identified as damaged. Although it’s possible to scrub mold or mildew from harder surfaces, soft areas like carpet, padding, or upholstery need to be removed from the home. To remove these, contact a professional.
- Clean: Start off with a vacuum cleaner to get rid of larger debris, and then scrub down everything around your home! Follow up with bleach or other cleaners, and then dry out with fans, open windows, or anything else that can circulate air.
Removing mold from your DeKalb, IL, home can be challenging. Rather than handling it alone, why not contact the professional cleaners at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip? Call us today at (815) 754-5500!