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Junk Removal Tip: What to do when exposed to mold

by on October 15, 2011

Junk removal teams often come into contact with mold when performing their services in homes or office buildings. Since they are experts in the Atlanta junk removal business, they know how to properly protect themselves from exposure. Mold exposure can have adverse effects, which is why it is important that you also know what to do in case mold is discovered during your Atlanta junk removal project.

Here are some tips from Atlanta junk removal specialists:

  • The mold will need to be cleaned up and it is possible your Atlanta junk removal company will provide those services, but in the meantime, it is important to remove all individuals from the area, especially the elderly or children. During the clean-up process, mold spores will be floating around in the air, so you will want to limit who is exposed to those particles.
  • Before your Atlanta junk removal company removes the items affected by mold, you should enclose them (if possible) in plastic bags to reduce the risk of exposure or contamination. For those items that have mold on them but could be washed, set them aside in a plastic bag until it is time to wash them. Always wash mold-infested items separately.
  • Seal off the area and let it dry out. If it isn’t possible to get everyone out of the area during removal and clean-up, try putting up a tarp to decrease the exposure to other areas of your home or building. Make sure the tarp covers the air ducts so mold spores won’t have a chance to travel to other rooms. Once everything is sealed off, use an air purifier or dehumidifier to eliminate the moisture.

If you already know there is mold in your home or office before your Atlanta junk removal project begins, make sure to ask if they offer additional mold removal services.

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