The key to controlling mold is moisture control
Mold spores can’t grow if elevated moisture levels aren't present. If there is a moisture problem in your home or office, you must fix the water issue or the mold will return or continue to grow.
Never clean the mold with bleach. Since it is a water-based chemical you will hide the presence but ultimately feed the mold. It is important to wear protective clothing if trying to clean mold yourself. Better yet, playing it safe and call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to ensure the clean-up gets done right the first time. SERVPRO uses high-tech mold removal methods and equipment in the remediation process, including:
- Moisture meters
- Humidity gauges
- HEPA filtered vacuums
- Borescope Cameras (to view potential mold problems inside walls without damaging them)
- Thermographic cameras
If you suspect that mold is affecting the health of those in your home or office space, please don’t wait—mold problems should be addressed within 24 to 48 hours.