Professional Asbestos and Mold Remediation
Basic Mold Cleanup
The key to mold control is moisture control. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours
to prevent mold growth. If mold is a problem in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Construction
Services, Inc. who have professional products and technology to properly complete the remediation instead of trying
to do it yourself and creating a larger problem than you started with.
Ten Things You Should Know About Mold
- Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include:
Nasal and sinus congestion
Skin and eye irritation
Upper respiratory infections (including sinus)
- There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control
indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
- If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
- Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
- Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60% ) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other
moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing
ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
- Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
- Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
- Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
- In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
- Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.