If you have a mold problem there are two things you can do about it. One, try to get rid of it yourself or two, hire a contractor to do the job for you. Depending on the amount is the biggest factor of weather you can handle it on your own or need assistance from professionals. If you need a contractor, Clarke Contractors is just the ones to call. My own opinion is that there is mold everywhere; some of it good and some of it bad, but I do everything I can to prevent it from starting in the first place. I am not one to over react right away and tell you need to move out of the country until it’s taken care of. Consult a professional and find out what you are dealing with. The thing that makes this difficult is if you see mold on the outside of drywall or plaster, the back side is usually completely covered.
What appears to be small might not be the case once the area is opened up. Once you figure out exactly what you are dealing with and the remediation plan is clear, follow the recommendations to remove the mold. I like to remove the area the mold is on. If it is drywall or something that can be easily replaced; if not then we follow the industry guidelines to make sure it is handled properly.
My bigger focus is prevention. Around my house I use a fan religiously. People laugh at me but when we have a spill, water leak, or anything I treat it with an antimicrobial and then leave the fan to dry the area. This really puts my mind at ease. I take away one of the things that mold and mildew have to have to survive damp stagnant air. The fan agitates the air and dries whatever is wet eliminating anything from starting to grow.
Most of the problems I see start off as a small situation and because these simple steps are not followed turns into something that the home owner can’t fix alone. So my suggestion is go by a nice metal fan that you can rotate down to focus the air and use it whenever you have a water incident.
In conclusion, do everything you can to prevent mold and if you still find yourself with a mold problem consult Clarke Contractors at 513-874-3995 or at www.clarkecontractors.com, we will be there to help you from start to finish.