Once mold has been identified, it is important for cleaners to stop its potential spread. This can be challenging because mold is very easily spread as it travels through the air, but there are steps cleaners can take to prevent an outbreak.

Step one: cleaners should investigate the mold situation. Once identified, assess and evaluate the severity of the problem. Then develop a plan to remove the mold and prevent it from reappearing.

Once a plan has been constructed, remediate the situation and stop any potential damage the mold can make. Finally, communicate to the building occupants what is being done to address the problem.

Cleaners should also visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies Web site for recommendations on cleanup and download a procedural checklist on the steps necessary to clean mold.