How to Get Rid of Mold pro klean

How to Get Rid of Mold

Mold is not exactly a pretty sight, but it's a health hazard, too. The plain fact of the matter is that mold spores are everywhere, all around us, on every surface. While some mold is beneficial to humans (think penicillin), most can cause nasty health conditions and/or exacerbate them.

Pro-Klean is a Connecticut-based restoration company that specializes in mold remediation services for both residential and commercial customers. We offer mold and microbial inspection and testing by certified labs, as well as laboratory reports and analysis. Our mold remediation company handles large-scale mold infestations. However, there are steps you can take to get rid of mold for smaller cases of mold that are quick and effective. Keep reading, and contact our restoration company today!

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Check All Areas of Your Building for Signs of Mold

If you've seen mold, odds are, there is more mold lurking. Plus, mold has this bad habit of being able to hide, and it's not exactly going to tell you it's hiding. Mold loves wet and dark areas, so great places to check are in bathrooms, attics, basements, crawlspaces, and any known areas where you may have had water damage. Don't forget to check outside areas as well, such as your siding and wood panels. It may even be worth removing a tile or wood floor piece just to check. Mold loves drywall as well.

Assemble Your Tools

As you know, mold can trigger allergic reactions due to the spores they release into the air that we then subsequently breathe in. Thus, you'll want to outfit yourself with the proper PPE. Gloves, old clothes, safety glasses, and even respirators if there is a lot of mold are prudent to wear. You'll also want to gather the tools you'll need for mold removal. These include bleach, old trash bags, and heavy duty cleaners. If you think you may have to remove drywall or wood flooring, gather the proper hand tools for this process as well.

Set Up Ventilation

When you are getting ready to clean up mold, proper ventilation is prudent. Once you start working around it, the mold will release even more spores, which then will hang in the air, causing you to possibly breath it in. With the proper ventilation, these spores will be dispersed without worry. A simple box fan may be all that you need to ensure your health and safety. Moving forward, mold flourishes in damp places, so having a proper home or office ventilation system can go a long way to preventing mold from forming in the future.

Seal Off the Area That Contains Mold

Similar to having the proper ventilation, which gets rid of any mold hanging in the air, sealing up the area prevents mold from spreading throughout your space and your home. Plastic sheeting works well and is easy to install and remove. You'll want to turn off your HVAC system while cleaning so that no mold spores get whisked away inside the building. You may want to remove your clothing after cleanup, too, depending on the extent of the mold in your space. The main idea here is to ensure that the mold spores don't travel as you begin the mold remediation process.

Dispose of Mold Properly

Once you've removed the mold, you'll want to bag it up carefully. This keeps the mold contained so spores can't spread. You may even consider double bagging it just to be sure. For example, if you remove a big section of drywall, make sure the entire surface area is covered so that no contamination can occur. You'll want to vacuum up the area carefully, ensuring you get all of the excess mold. Then you'll want to throw away all of the material that the mold is on. There is no way to salvage areas that have had mold damage, nor would you particularly want to.

Invest in Mold Remediation Services

While the above are great tips, our mold remediation experts recommend that you invest in professional mold removal services, especially if you have a known respiratory condition that could be affected and/or exacerbated. Our professional mold remediation team uses a systematic approach to the detection and treatment of mold. We use extremely potent mold removal products that are EPA-approved for such work. Once the mold has been detected and destroyed, we treat the area and the air, leaving your space free from this harmful substance. All mold areas will be disposed of properly. At the end of the day, you'll have peace of mind that your mold remediation has been taken care of. Partner with Pro-Klean in North Haven today.


Pro-Klean has been serving homeowners and business owners in Connecticut with the best restoration services since 1986. Our team has decades of experience in cleaning up and restoring your building if a disaster strikes, such as a fire, flood, or a storm, as well as our mold removal services. In addition, we aim to help you with all of your needs, so we offer help with insurance claims and home remodeling services in order to restore your home to like-new condition.

Preventing mold comes down to controlling moisture in closed areas. When any type of water substance spills, you'll want to clean it up right away. Since mold spores hang in the air, it only takes two days for mold to start growing. Keep up with your building's maintenance so that you can discover and repair any leaks you may find. And invest in improved airflow throughout your building to help dry up any excess moisture that may be lurking.

Pro-Klean takes pride in ensuring your home or office space is restored and safe for you, your staff, and your family. We all love our homes and want to have a safe place to fall at night. Having expert mold removal and other restoration services ensures your home remains in great condition. Contact our Connecticut home restoration company for a free estimate today!

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