Has mold appeared in your home and you aren’t sure what to do? Are you concerned that there’s mold but you aren’t sure where it is? If you believe that you may have mold, we can help. Here at Scope Environmental, if there’s mold in someone’s home, we can draw upon our training to be able to handle the situation right. With years of experience and the best equipment on the market, our mold remediation is second to none. Below are some steps you can take in regards to mold, only if you can do so safely.
Where to Check for Mold
Obviously, if you see mold on your ceiling or something, then it makes sense to reach out to the professionals. However, that’s not often the only place that mold can be. Mold is a result of moisture, so if you have moisture somewhere, you could potentially have mold. That’s why so often, mold is found under the sink, in your ventilation ducts, behind the fridge, or even under stacks of newspapers. Often, people call us after heavy rains and flooding, as that means mold could have crept in behind drywall, under wet carpeting, around leaking windows, and so forth.
What You Can Do
Again, if you believe that you have a serious mold problem, the best step you can take is to call the professionals. However, if you see small evidence of mold on the hard surfaces in your home (sinks, pipes, and the like) you can clean it. Use water and detergent, then dry as completely as possible. In fact, if you want to head off mold as best as possible, make sure to deal with any plumbing or water concern as quickly as it comes up. You can’t keep a flood from occurring, but you can take steps to keep your property safe from mold.
The Right Clothes for the Job
Moreover, you can take steps to keep yourself safe from mold. That means dressing appropriately when you do go looking for mold, of course. The best mask that you have is a must (an N-95 is great, but the mask you’ve had for the pandemic is usually fine, too). On top of that, you’re going to want to wear long gloves. Rubber ones are fine. Goggles are important, too, as you want to keep this mold out of your eyes.
Mold Remediation Professionals
The above are some steps you can take if there’s a minor amount of mold on your property. If there’s any more than that, or if you want someone to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation for mold, we can help. Should you have any concerns about mold, we can be out to you, day or night, at any time, to provide solutions. For years, we’ve helped folks all throughout Southern California with their mold and now can do the same for you. You can reach us at (818) 572-9008.