Can Mold Cross Contamination occur in moving items

Can Mold Cross Contamination occur in moving items from one location to another?

Cross contamination can occur in moving furnishings or household items from one location to another.

Items which have been in areas:

  • where mold was visible,
  • where tests indicated the presence of molds,
  • where molds were present in the ductwork of the climate control system.

What can carry mold spores and mycotoxins from a mold environment to the new location?

  • Personal items,
  • Clothes,
  • Shoes,
  • Computers and electronic equipment,
  • Furnishings,
  • Appliances,
  • Books and papers.

Items must be cleaned in a separate location with cleaners known to kill mold and destroy mycotoxins.
Care must be taken to avoid mold and mycotoxin contamination of the transport vehicle to the decontamination area.
A contaminated vehicle can contaminate clean items.

Make wise choices.
Determine the type and number of molds in a specific area.

Some molds require different cleaning solutions.
Some items in rooms containing specific types of mold must be discarded.
Mold contamination can vary from room to room.

Obtain the information on the extent of the mold contamination.
Choose a certified mold remediator.
Choose the correct cleaning method for your possessions.
Choose the best testing and treatment facility for you.

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