What to do with mold in your home.
Do you suspect mold in your home? If you do, follow these steps.
1. Fix the source.
Find and fix the source of the moisture problem and remove excess water.
2. Contain the area to reduce the spread.
Portions of drywall may need to be replaced so mold does not continue to grow throughout other areas of your home.
3. Discard porous materials.
Solid materials generally can be kept after they are thoroughly cleaned. Porous materials and items from which it will be difficult to remove mold completely should be discarded.
4. Determine how large a problem you have.
As a general rule of thumb small mold problems, with total area less than 10 square feet, can be handled by the homeowner or apartment maintenance personnel using personal protective equipment.