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Our Company Outlines 4 Tips for the Removal of Black Mold

January 10, 2017

Black mold can have a significant health impact on your home. It can cause allergies and even cause breathing issues for those that are susceptible. It’s why so many property owners are now working with their local black mold removal company  to ensure the problem is eradicated from their home. In this latest post, our experts provide their four tips for the removal of black mold.

  1. Learn the Signs of a Mold Problem

The first step within the mold removal process is to learn the signs of a problem. If you don’t have a clear understanding on how to recognize mold, you’ll be unable to begin removal. One of the first signs of black mold in the home is a musty smell, like rotten leaves. Black mold, otherwise known as Stachybotrys is usually dark green or black in colour. Oftentimes, you’ll only notice the smell within the home as the mold issue is usually found within walls, under flooring, and in other hidden areas of the home.

  1. Call the Removal Company Immediately

A black mold removal company should be immediately called to the property if you suspect a problem. They can then take the time to identify the source of the musty smell in the home and determine the extent of any mold issue. They may be able to test the mold they find directly within the home during their analysis work, or they may take a sample for further review. During their visit to the property, they will begin all removal work by determining the extent of the mold intrusion and removing any home items that might have been impacted. During this time, you can work with the company to help them identify valuables while they gain access to all home areas.

  1. Book a Follow-Up Analysis

Oftentimes mold removal work is completed in several stages, beginning with the initial review phase. Follow-up analysis is often required to make sure that the home isn’t subject to further mold intrusion. And so you should book your follow-up visit with the removal company immediately. During the follow-up visit, they will review the areas in which they found any black mold to determine whether all spores have been successfully eradicated.

  1. Take a Proactive Approach to Mold Cleanup

Effective mold removal in the home begins with you and your family, and so after the removal work has been completed, ensure all family members are alert to the potential for future issues. This will help guard against any long-standing mold exposure in the long-term future.

The Malkin Cleaners team is here to guide you in managing your black mold removal  requirements. To learn more, contact us now at 604-922-0109.