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Quick information on mold

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Molds are microscopic organisms found everywhere in the environment, indoors and outdoors. Common characteristics of mold :

• Sight (Appearances) – Usually appears as colored woolly mats.  Mold may appear cottony, velvety, granular or leathery and come in any shade or color.

• Smell – Often produce a foul, musty, earthy smell.

General Mold Cleanup Recommendations

• Identify moisture problems and remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vacuum and dry out the building as quickly as possible.

• Make sure working area is well ventilated.

• Use fans to assist in the drying process.

• Clean wet items/surfaces with detergent and water.

• Work and egress areas should be cleaned with a damp cloth or mop and a detergent solution.

• Discard all water/mold damaged materials; discard mold damaged materials in plastic bags; discard all porous items that have been wet more than 48 hours.

• Consult with  experienced professionals.  SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County and China Grove the professionals you can trust.

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