Prevent and Address Mold Growth: Your Ultimate Guide for a Healthy Home and Business

Guide for preventing mold growth

Call Octagon Cleaning & Restoration at (207) 893-0002 for immediate mold remediation services and a FREE VISUAL MOLD INSPECTION in Maine and New Hampshire. Take action now to protect your property and your health!

With the burst pipes experienced in February 2023, many homeowners and business owners in Maine and New Hampshire might face mold growth. This blog post will provide actionable steps for preventing mold and what to do if mold is found.

Actionable Steps for Preventing Mold

  1. Ensure proper ventilation in high-moisture areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.
  2. Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks and fix them promptly.
  3. Use a dehumidifier in damp rooms and areas to maintain a humidity level below 60%.
  4. Keep your home clean and dust-free to minimize mold spores’ chances of finding a suitable environment.

What to Do If Mold is Found

  1. Identify the source of moisture and fix it to prevent further mold growth.
  2. Isolate the affected area to avoid spreading mold spores.
  3. Wear protective gear when handling mold, such as gloves, goggles, and a face mask. Proper mold remediation is the removal of mold spores, not the killing of mold spores.
  4. Contact Octagon Cleaning & Restoration for professional mold remediation services.

Why Choose Octagon Cleaning & Restoration for Professional Mold Remediation Services

Octagon Cleaning & Restoration is the ideal partner for mold remediation services due to our expertise developed over 23 years of serving Maine and New Hampshire. Our experienced team of professionals is state-licensed and industry certified. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring your home or business is a healthy and safe environment.

Our Process To Remove Mold

It is very important to understand that mold MUST be physically removed and contained to prevent cross-contamination of the living space. Killing mold with products such as bleach or other chemicals DOES NOT eliminate the health risk associated with the spores. Mold spores can be just as dangerous dead as alive and present the same potential risk to building occupants. Fogging and trying just to kill mold wastes time and money. You should never allow biocides to be fogged in your home. The chemicals used for mold are considered pesticides and can be very harmful (often more so than the mold itself). 

  1. Inspection – Our state-licensed industry-certified professionals will inspect your site and develop the proper course of action for your project.
  2. Containment – Contain the area under negative pressure to prevent cross-contamination.
  3. Remediation – Remove the mold spores using IICRC-approved professional mold remediation techniques.
  4.  Testing –An independent industrial hygienist will conduct testing to ensure that we have done our jobs properly and there is no longer any concern about mold.
  5. Warranty – We warranty our mold work for five years if the property owner follows our recommendations for corrective measures.

Don’t wait any longer! Call Octagon Cleaning & Restoration at (207) 893-0002 for Maine and New Hampshire mold remediation services. Protect your property and your health today!

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