Mold is the most common byproduct of water damage, appearing in as little as 72 hours following a water damage event,
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold removal services in the country, is offering tips to homeowners on how to best remove mold stains in the home or business. With severe weather season underway and hurricane season just around the corner, more and more properties will be experiencing water damage, and subsequently mold.
Mold is the most common byproduct of water damage, appearing in as little as 72 hours following a water damage event, spreading rapidly, proving very difficult to remove, and causing serious health issues as well as damage to the property itself. In even minor cases, it may still leave unsightly black stains on ceilings or walls.
The first step in eliminating mold is to eliminate the excess moisture. This is done by finding the source of the moisture and fixing it. Humidity levels in any portion of the home should be kept at 50% or less. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers are excellent tools for reducing humidity levels.
Opening windows for a period of time each day may also prove beneficial.
In many larger cases, mold will require professional remediation in order for it to be properly taken care of. Too many property owners make use of bleach to kill mold when this in fact is not an effective mold solution.
Mold also leaves unsightly stains behind, such as those found on shower curtains and draperies. Most upholstered products may be professionally cleaned by a cleaner who has experience dealing with mold, while shower curtains may need to be soaked in a bleach solution and then allowed to dry in the sun.
Wall mold stains may be more difficult, since any discoloration may bleed right back through if simply painted over. The paint may also peel right off of mold. The damaged drywall will in most cases need replacing and repainting.
Mold damaged carpet will almost always need replacing, as restoration costs would likely exceed that of simple replacement. Mattresses with mold should be cleaned several times using a commercially available mold solution and then allowed to dry in the sun.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of mold removal service in the country, with providers in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.