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Safety Steps You Should Take During Mold Removal

Do you suspect there is mold growing in your Cape Coral home? If so, the first thing you should do is call a professional. Mold is not something that you can take chances with. While there are benign types, the most common molds in Florida homes can be quite harmful. If you decide that you want to try mold removal on your own, it’s essential that you do so safely.

First and foremost, make sure you have a respirator or other equipment to protect your lungs from mold spores. Cleaning mold will release spores into the air, and they can then penetrate into your nose and lungs. In a worst-case scenario, those sensitive to mold can experience nose and lung bleeding.

Second, make sure that you’re not just cleaning the surface problem. If you’ve spotted mold growing on the sheetrock of a wall, understand that the problem is likely much larger than what you’re seeing. The real issue is likely inside the wall itself, and remediating it may actually require removal of the mold-infected sheetrock, removal of the mold-infected insulation inside the wall, and repair of a water leak. Even a small amount of mold could indicate a very big problem, and it can require the use of power tools, in addition to further exposing yourself to mold spores.

The best option is to call in the professionals at FP Property Restoration. We have decades of experience handling mold removal and remediation, leak repair, and more. Call us today at (888) 408-2335 to schedule a mold test or mold inspection.