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3 Tips for Removing Mold Damage from Household Items

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

mold on wall If you experience mold damage in your home, give the professionals a call

If your Memphis, TN, home has experienced flooding, you may be looking at the possibility of having to do a mold cleaning for some of your household items. Planning this process may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to help make cleaning your items easier.


1. Sort Items by Type


If you find mold damage in your home your first step should be to contact a professional for cleanup. Afterwards, you can begin the process of going over any items you may wish to save. It's important to sort through these items as those with extensive damage may need to be removed permanently. Other items should be sorted by type such as cloth, wood or other materials.


2. Use the Appropriate Cleaning Method


Because the appropriate mold cleaning method for each item will vary depending on the items type of material, it's best to contact a professional for cleaning. Mold killing upholstery cleaners or detergents may be used on cloth items, while a wipe-on solution may be suitable for disinfecting solid items such as desks or cabinetry.


3. Contact a Professional


If you experience mold damage to your household items it's best to contact a local mold remediation service as quickly as possible. These professionals will not only be able to tell you if the items in question are salvageable, but they should be able to remove the mold from your home and recommend mitigation steps for the future. If an item can be saved these professionals will also be able to recommend the best method to do so.


When beginning the mold cleaning process for your home it’s important to remember that different cleaning methods will be required for different item types. It’s also important to contact a professional for help and listen to any recommendations they may give for future mitigation.

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