Mold can be a serious problem. Surface mildew and/or mold may be present in homes that have been vacant without any air circulation. Very small surface amounts may be cleaned up using a special solution that not only cleans the mildew/mold but also prevents recurrence. However be sure to wear a mask, rubber gloves and thoroughly wet the area to prevent migration of any spores. If you have more than a small area or suspect more serious problems call in the professionals. A professional firm can test the home including the air quality to insure the potential problem is dealt with properly up to and including remediation. We have a relationship with a local firm that can perform these services if needed. If you have mold concerns take it seriously as some forms of mold can cause serious health issues.
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