1. If you have any items that are expensive or have sentimental value, or if you are unsure of how to go about cleaning an item, you should consult a specialist. Some common specialists listed online are specialists in restoration, rug and carpet cleaning, furniture repair, painting, water damage, and fire or water restoration. It’s important to seek specialists who are affiliated with professional organizations. Also, be sure to check references.
2. It is important to ensure that you are avoiding exposure to mold for both yourself and others. Be sure to check for mold growth on walls before applying paint or caulk. If you notice any mold on the walls, clean it up and dry the area completely before you begin painting. If paint is applied over a moldy surface, it is very likely to peel.
3. Mold growth can fill in crevices and empty spaces of porous materials. Therefore it may be difficult or even impossible to completely remove the mold. If this happens, you may need to throw these porous items away and replace them. Some examples of porous materials are carpet and ceiling tiles.
4. Using detergent and water, scrub all mold growth off of hard surfaces and dry completely.
5. Be sure to fix all plumbing leaks and any other water issues as soon as possible. In addition, completely dry all wet and/or damaged items.