When you find mold in your home it’s always a concern. If the mold covers more than a 3 foot by 3 foot area, the EPA recommends you have a professional involved in cleaning up the mold and restoring the area.
Here’s what the Environmental Protection Agency says about mold in its guide “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home”. According to the article, there are several important steps that will help you know if your mold situation was handled properly. They include:
- You must have completely fixed the water or moisture problem before the cleanup or remediation can be considered finished.
- You should have completed mold removal. Visible mold and moldy odors should not be present. Please note that mold may cause staining and cosmetic damage.
- You should have revisted the site shortly after cleanup and it should show no signs of water damage or mold growth.
- People should have been able to occupy or re-occupy the area without health complaints or physicial symptoms.
There is no easy answer to a mold problem. It’s important that you feel comfortable re-occupying and that you are confident the damage has been contained and corrected.
If you are not sure your mold or moisture issue has been handled correctly, give us a call. We are experts at mold removal, certified by The Clean Trust. We’re hear to help or answer your questions. Call us today at 619-284-4239 or click below and we will contact you right away.