Mold is one of those problems that can quickly escalate out of control if not properly attended to; a small amount of mold can experience explosive growth in certain conditions. The first 24-48 hours are crucial to containing the problem.
How Can I Get Rid of Mold?
First and foremost you must identify the source of moisture and eliminate it. Mold grows when spores land on a moist surface with an organic food source. If you eliminate the moisture you can kill the mold and in many cases restore the contaminated surface to its original condition.
I Cleaned The Mold… But it Grew Back!
It is important to understand that there are mold spores floating around everywhere and there is no practical way to eliminate all of them. If moisture is reintroduced mold will reappear even after a professional cleaning.
Someone Said I Should Test The Mold…
Most professionals (including the CDC, EPA, FEMA & NIH) do NOT recommend sampling mold to determine exact species. Regardless of the specific type, all mold in your home or building needs to be cleaned and the source of moisture eliminated. Sampling or testing is TYPICALLY an unnecessary expense.