How to Get Rid of Mold? – Mold Remediation

If you’re noticing any/all of the following, your home or business should be inspected/tested for mold to see if it needs mold remediation.  Unless it is a very small area then get an expert in to check.

  • a moldy or musty smell, even if you don’t SEE signs of mold
  • even the tiniest clusters of small black/gray/brown/green/white spots on walls, ceilings, windows, floors baseboards, orange/pink/purple spots on wallpaper; or white thread-like patterns in any of those areas
  • a past or ongoing moisture problem like flooding, leaks, or high humidity/condensation levels
  • sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, cough, itchy/watery eyes that suddenly get better whenever you leave the house/building

So I might have a little mold problem. What’s the big deal?

Identifying mold problems in your home.Besides damaging building materials and furnishings and being just plain ugly, unchecked mold can also endanger your health. The CDC reports that mold exposure can result in everything from nasal stuffiness and eye/skin irritation to worsening of asthma symptoms, and even to serious respiratory infections in those who are immunocompromised.

What should I do?

Two words: Act now on mold remediation. Remember that even the smallest mold patch can lead to a bigger one, or, worse, there could already be a larger mold colony hiding in the background.

Can I tackle the problem myself?

The EPA says that if the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet, you can give it a shot — as long as you don’t mind donning an N-95 respirator, mid-forearm gloves and unvented goggles. Plan on doing lots of scrubbing, and make sure that you thoroughly research what types of cleansers, chemicals and/or biocides are appropriate for your situation. But if your mold problem appears any bigger, or if you think you may have a hidden mold problem, the EPA recommends that you hire a mold remediation professional. And remember, Even dead mold can cause allergic reactions. You can’t just kill it, you have to remove the mold too.

Why should I call Sunlight Contractors for Mold Remediation?

Sunlight Contractors owner Corey Yates is a certified and licensed mold remediator with experience in both mold assessment and remediation. He and his team members are committed to promptly and properly addressing your mold issues, while ensuring your safety. Our mold remediation experts will not only tackle your existing mold problems, they can help you prevent future ones.

But wait! Isn’t there anything that I can do to stop mold before it ever starts?

Absolutely. The perpetual humidity in cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge create the perfect environment for mold to grow, and getting rid of mold once it settles in can be costly. Plus, mold damage is often excluded from business property insurance, so prevention is crucial. Investing in moisture-resistant insulation, like K-13 Spray-On Systems, maximizes moisture control, creating conditions hostile to mildew and mold growth — all while reducing noise and increasing energy efficiency,  fire resistance, and even structural integrity!


No other mold remediation expert can offer the savings and services that Sunlight Contractor does. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today to learn more about mold remediation for your home or business.


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