How To Get Rid of Mold

So… You Got Mold. What Now?

Oftentimes, the scariest part of facing a new obstacle in life is figuring out what to do next. The “what” we have to overcome is not always the most difficult part, but the “how” we are to overcome it can be daunting. 

When you realize you have mold in your home, you might be tempted to scramble to fix the problem. Googling frantically about which questionable homemade chemical concoction can kill different kinds of mold may SEEM like the perfect first step, but at TCB EnviroCorp, we strive to make the mold remediation process as stress-free as possible. So here’s what we recommend you do immediately after finding a mold-affected area in your home:

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Don’t Panic!

Ground yourself. Mold is not something anybody wants to see in their home, but do not assume the worst, and don’t let fear guide your actions. It is important to be level-headed when making decisions about how to take the next steps. Choosing who to trust to remediate your mold is an important matter. It shouldn’t be done in haste. It’s also important to remember…this is not the time to get out the bleach and start pouring!

But Don’t Procrastinate

Although making rash decisions is not recommended, neither is being indecisive and overly hesitant. Mold is a problem that does not go away on its own. It is a problem that compounds; every day that you put off contacting an expert is a day that mold continues to grow in your home. 

Document the Affected or Suspected Area

Take pictures and videos. Write down a description of the affected areas in your home. This will give whichever mold remediation team you choose a good place to start. Initial documentation of the mold problem will also give you a benchmark to look back on for reference. It will be helpful when reviewing the progress and eventual completion of the mold remediation process.

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Assess the Health Risks Related to Mold

Something you need to think about when it comes to mold remediation is the potential health risks related to mold exposure. Staying inside the affected area can be dangerous. Sometimes, residents will choose to get a hotel room while the remediation occurs, so that their exposure is minimized.

Take a moment right now and check in with yourself. Have you been experiencing any uncommon symptoms as of late, stuff that might fly under the radar as general allergies or seasonal illnesses? How has your body been feeling in general? How have you been sleeping? Has breathing gotten even a little bit harder? Ask yourself the questions that need to be asked, and think about how mold might affect not only your health, but the well-being of your family, pets, and even guests. 

Call a Licensed Mold Remediation Expert

The most important step on this list comes next – call an expert. This is not a problem you need to tackle alone. Mold remediation experts are trained to help homeowners just like you. TCB EnviroCorp would be happy to help you assess and solve any mold issues that might be occurring in your residential or commercial property. In addition to mold remediation, we also offer air quality testing and water damage clean up services in Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding areas. Schedule your mold inspection today!