Can Furniture be Restored After Mold Growth?
When mold affects the attic or attacks drywall, damage and restoration at home is frustrating but it can be repaired with mold remediation. But when you find a treasured family heirloom or piece of furniture infested, approaching mold removal on your own is more of a mystery . Mold wrecks thousands of personal objects every year, and while black mold removal may not be able to help in all cases, furniture is one of the best candidates for mold remediation. As one of the leading mold remediation companies in the GTA, MoldTech has seen hundreds of chairs, tables, and other furniture affected by mold growth. Here’s what you can do to restore your furniture when it’s been affected by mold.
Hire a Mold Removal Professional
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — this is true for mold growth too! Moldy furniture is often a sign of a bigger problem in your home. Mold needs specific conditions, like exposure to moisture, humidity, or temperature for successful growth, and your moldy couch may be the first indication that the balance in your home is off. This is where professional mold inspection can help. MoldTech treats moldy objects not as a one-off but as a piece of a larger puzzle in the rest of your home. You may be able to get rid of or treat a moldy sofa, but if the mold is generated due to something like high indoor humidity, treating only the symptom won’t help eliminate the cause.
How to Remove Mold from Furniture
If a leak or flood has caused mold growth on your furniture, the first step is to call a professional to eliminate or identify environmental causes. The next is to treat the furniture itself. At MoldTech, this usually begins with thoroughly drying out the item. When it comes to wooden surfaces, we can often use our organic biocide to treat and kill the entire mold spore, while textiles can be put into the washing machine. Ultimately, our mold remediation plan varies from item to item depending on the material and severity of mold growth.
What’s most important during black mold removal is restoring the building materials in your home with help from the trusted professionals at MoldTech. As mold infests drywall, wooden beams, and even insulation, the more it will reduce the structural integrity of these essential features.
Safety is First and Foremost at MoldTech
Many folks attempt DIY black mold removal and end up with a bigger problem. There are several reasons for this, and they all concern safety. Mold is a living organism trying to survive — it’s incredibly tenacious and has many strategies that make it very difficult to eradicate on your own.
Mold growth affects indoor air quality, and the spores released during mold removal need to be safely contained and filtered from the air to prevent cross-contamination. At MoldTech, we do this and more when on-site and at our workshop. Safety is our priority before, during, and after mold removal in Toronto — and it should be yours too.
Professional Mold Removal for Furniture and other Fabrics
Let us help you rehab furniture affected by mold growth! If your home has suffered a flood or if you’ve discovered mold growth in your basement, quickly arranging for mold remediation can help you save treasured heirlooms and prevent mold-related illness and damage.
Contact the MoldTech team today for help with mold growth in your home.