Mold and mildew can show up when we least expect it, and knowing how to handle mildew removal is important so your problem doesn’t grow out of control. Mold and mildew grow when walls, floors, floor coverings, or other objects get wet and don’t dry out properly.
Mold and mildew can be unsightly and give off a bad odor, but it can also be hazardous to your health. No matter what the reason is that mildew has begun to grow in your home of office, we have some suggestions for what your first steps should be.
Identify where the mildew is, and how much area it covers. If the mildew is located in one small area, you may be able to treat it yourself with a store-bought mold and mildew remover. If the mildew covers a large area or if you have respiratory problems, it might be better for you to call for help.
Once identified, remove anything that is contaminated with mildew and move it into an open and dry space. By moving it into the open anything that was once covered in mildew can now have a chance to dry. Mildew thrives on areas that are dark and damp, so moving it out into the open air will stop the mildew from spreading.
You will want to continually check back on spaces that have had mildew problems, to make sure that once you have cleared the mildew away that it hasn’t returned.
If your mildew problem continues to give you issues, or the overall contaminated space is too much to handle, calling in a professional is the right call.
Call the Pros
Professionals can help in many different ways, from identifying what the problem is, to helping you clear it out and preventing it from coming back. No one wants to live or work in a space that has mildew, so make sure you take care of the problem as soon as possible. Clean Earth Restorations is here to help you with any and all mildew/mold problems your property may be facing.