According to the Center for Disease Control and the Institute of Medicine, there is a correlation between the presence of mold and a variety of illnesses, ranging from lung irritation in healthy people to acute respiratory issues in immunocompromised individuals. Mold has also been linked to the development of asthma in some children. Mold is considered a toxic substance, and exposure to mold should be avoided. Unfortunately, mold can thrive in almost any environment where moisture and oxygen are present. It grows on any organic surface. If you discover mold developing in your home or place of business, call the professionals at American Restoration, New Mexico’s experienced mold removal and remediation company.
Some people may attempt to clean up mold on their own, and in some cases that’s fine. Remember that it is extremely important to get rid of excess water and moisture in the affected area. You can clean small areas of mold with diluted household bleach. Never mix bleach with any other cleanser and only use in a well-ventilated area.
If the affected area is larger than 10 square feet however, we do not recommend attempting cleanup. Our certified mold removal technicians should be consulted because often, where there is visible mold, there is more mold hidden from view. We take a sample to our mold testing facility to determine if the substance is indeed mold. We may ask you to leave the affected area or close off the affected room until results are conclusive. If the mold test is positive, we begin to put together a thorough plan for mold removal which may include containment barriers, drying out affected areas, protecting unaffected areas from new mold, and discarding any porous objects that cannot be cleaned.
At American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC, our technicians and site managers are certified in mold remediation by ACME Environmental (#071713-6). Our experienced technicians will safely and effectively remove dangerous mold from your property. If you suspect mold growing in your home or business, call American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC.