Removing mold from contents can be an exhausting process resulting in many man hours. Some items can be saved once mold grows on them, and others can not. When mold has grown on contents, it’s also important to remember that not all chemicals and cleaning methods are alike and safe for certain surfaces. Here’s some of the cleaning methods mostly used for mold remediation:
- Dry Cleaning: Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning: An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe: Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning : Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning: Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning: Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
Certain surfaces and stains can be damaged by chemicals, so each affected content must be treated differently. Like always, paper products are the most susceptible to mold growth and most paper can not be remediated. If stored items are in boxes and those boxes have mold growth on them, it doesn’t mean the contents inside are trash. Rather, each item should be removed and inspected prior to making a decision. Hiring the wrong mold remediation company could lead to further damage or a complete loss of the contents, while cross contaminating an area or other items.