What to Do When You Find Mold Damage - Download the PDF
When you find mold, don’t try to remove it yourself. Because of the potential dangers posed by mold and the ease with which mold spores travel, you need the certified mold remediation specialists at Swartz Contracting to ensure the job is done right.
Our trained technicians will locate the source of the mold and recommend a course of action to eliminate the problem quickly, including thorough cleaning and sanitizing of any affected areas. We strictly adhere to all EPA and OSHA standards, the ANSI-Approved Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) S520 Standard and other industry certification protocols.
Call our emergency services hotline at 800-462-1024 and we’ll be on the scene fast. In the meantime, here are some tips to help protect yourself and minimize damage.
- If you can isolate the source of water causing the mold growth, stop it if possible.
- Turn off the heating and air conditioning system. Keep it off until the damage can be inspected to prevent any further spread of mold spores.
- Do not use bleach on the mold. It will not remove the problem. It may remove the visible signs of mold, but it will not eliminate mold at the source.
- See a doctor immediately if you or anyone else in the building is reacting negatively to the presence of mold.