Mold Cleanup

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Who should do the cleanup depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by 3 ft. patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself, However:
If you already have a mold problem – Act quickly. Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.
Leaky window – mold is beginning to rot the wooden frame and windowsill.
•    If there has been a lot of water damage, and/or mold growth covers more than 10 square feet, contact Union Restoration Mold Clean up services now.
•    If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold.
•    If you suspect that the heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system may be contaminated with mold (it is part of an identified moisture problem, for instance, or there is mold near the intake to the system), Get in contact to Union Restoration now. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold – it could spread mold throughout the building.
•    If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
•    If you have health concerns, consult a health professional before starting cleanup.
Mold Cleanup Guidelines
Tips and techniques
The tips and techniques presented in this section will help you clean up your mold problem. Please note that mold may cause staining and cosmetic damage. It may not be possible to clean an item so that its original appearance is restored.
Mold growing on the underside of a plastic lawn chair in an area where rainwater drips through and deposits organic material.
Mold growing on a piece of ceiling tile.
•    Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
•    Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
•    Absorbent or porous materials, such as ceiling tiles and carpet, may have to be thrown away if they become moldy. Mold can grow on or fill in the empty spaces and crevices of porous materials, so the mold may be difficult or impossible to remove completely.
•    Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold
•    Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
•    If you are unsure about how to clean an item, or if the item is expensive or of sentimental value, you may wish to consult a specialist. Specialists in furniture repair, restoration, painting, art restoration and conservation, carpet and rug cleaning, water damage, and fire or water restoration are commonly listed in phone books. Be sure to ask for and check references. Look for specialists who are affiliated with professional organizations.