Noticed a leaky roof from this year's rain or even last winter's snow? Chances are you may have mold accumulating in your attic space. If mold is found, it should be taken care of before winter comes through the Twin Cities again. Here are some tips. Mold can do a lot of damage not only to your home, but to your health. The spores can get into the air and cause your family a great deal of harm if breathed in. Those that have allergies may be increasingly allergic to mold spores. For the health of your family and your home, taking care of the mold growing inside the home can be a good thing to do. Mold Tips
- Use detergent and water to scrub away any mold that you find on vinyl, wood, or concrete.
- Dry the area that was cleaned immediately to reduce additional mold from growing.
- Use gloves, goggles, and a mask while cleaning the mold to protect yourself from inhaling it.
- Carpets, ceiling tiles, and other porous surfaces might need to be thrown out if they are found to have mold on them. The mold could have seeped into the area completely.
- Fix the area that is leaking immediately.
- Prevention can be one of the biggest tips for any type of water damage.