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Getting to Know Mold in LBI

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Before we begin with mold removal in LBI, what exactly is mold? Mold is a micro-organism that is decomposers of dead material such as plants. In order for mold to grow, it requires moisture. If you can stop moisture from coming in, then you can help prevent the growth of mold. When you have a lot of mold building up on a surface, it often appears to be green, blue, or black. The color of the mold is determined by the type and the influence by the source of the nutrient. Mold can also grow where there is any dampness in your home or building as well. This micro-organism can grow on food, water, paper, or even your walls. Not only can mold effect the material it grows on, it can also cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems as well.

Mold Removal

Removing mold involves the process of finding the mold, containing it, and then removing the mold from that area. When the mold has been removed, you need to make sure the air around the mold is cleaned as well to prevent any type of allergic reaction to your friends or family. You need to make sure to contain the mold into one area because the spores can easily spread to other areas in your home. These mold organisms can be spread by air or by even attaching themselves to objects such as clothing. A lot of mold experts usually use air pressure and barriers to seal off the area that has been affected. Once the mold is found, you then need to find the source of what is causing the mold. Whether this was caused from a water leak by a faucet or from a leaking pipe in your home. Stretch Cleaning and Restoration can help you locate the source while repairing any damage that was caused by water or mold.


If you happen to catch the mold at the start, you most likely will be able to save most of your items that have ben affected. Thus making the the cost of the clean up and repair fairly inexpensive. However, if you let the mold build up for a long period of time, the chances you have of saving items become slim, making the mold removal more expensive. If your drywall has been affected, most chances are that the drywall will need to be removed, replaced, and repainted. Even if you think there is a chance to save some of your items, it will most likely be more expensive to get the item decontaminated. All items that are in the area should be cleaned even if there is no visible mold growth on the item.

Here is a list of places where mold usually grows.

  • Chimney
  • Refrigerator drip pans
  • Dishes
  • Washing machines
  • Window seals
  • Air conditioners

Be sure to regularly check these areas to make sure that mold is not growing. If you happen to see mold growth in your home. Contact Stretch Cleaning immediately.

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