The cleanup depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft.by 3 ft.patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself by following the guidelines below. However, if there has been a lot of water damage, and/or mold growth covers more than 10 square feet, It’s time to call in a pro like SEA to remove the mold.
If mold is beginning to rot the wooden frame and windowsill, you may choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup and repair. Simply repairing the window may not be enough. You should make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold as well. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations in EPA ’s Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings as well as the guidelines of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and other guidelines from professional or government organizations.
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