Jacob’s Ladder Offers Expert Tips to Tackle Mold Growth in Kentucky

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Proactive steps to clean high-risk surfaces can keep KY homes and businesses mold-free.

Lexington, KY (PRUnderground) January 29th, 2024

Mold removal in Kentucky seems like a straightforward process. When the green or black stuff makes an appearance, hit it with a cleaner and follow that product’s instructions.

It can be that easy, but there are times when a more strategic approach is necessary for mold remediation. Home and business owners in Lexington, Lancaster, Nicholasville, and Danville can tackle even the toughest outbreaks with these expert tips from the Jacob’s Ladder team.


Removing mold in Kentucky involves a few essential steps. The methodology depends on the severity and location. Before starting an inspection, please remember to wear protective gear like goggles, gloves, and an N95 mask.

  1. Start identifying the source by testing for mold. Mold loves a moist environment. The goal here is to find and fix damp areas, like leaks in the roof, walls, or plumbing.
  2. Opening windows and doors when the weather cooperates increases indoor air circulation, reducing spore concentration levels.
  3. Most mold inspection efforts find areas of ten square feet or less. Use a mild detergent and water for hard surfaces. Some porous materials may need a specialty product or be removed to remediate the issue.
  4. After cleaning the affected area, make sure the surface is completely dry. Controlling moisture helps keep new outbreaks from forming.
  5. Extensive areas or potential health concerns often require a professional consultation.

Mold testing can help determine if what is growing is potentially dangerous. Kentucky’s climate tends to be humid, even in the colder months. Regular checks and maintenance are necessary to ensure the indoors are a safe place for everyone to enjoy.


Requesting professional mold inspection services is advisable in several scenarios, especially when dealing with complex or hazardous scenarios. The most common factors involve respiratory symptoms, skin irritation, and headaches.

If a Kentucky property recently suffered water damage from leaks, flooding, or high humidity, a professional inspection can accurately assess the extent of the issue. Musty smells indicate a problem, and the Jacob’s Ladder team can help find hidden sources behind walls, under floors, or in other concealed areas.

For those suspecting mold in their heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, a professional inspection is crucial as it can spread throughout the home or commercial building.

After remediation efforts, having a professional confirm the mold has been successfully removed ensures the environment is safe. During real estate transactions, a mold inspection can identify potential problems and prevent future liabilities.

About Jacob’s Ladder Roofing and Restoration

The Jacob’s Ladder Team specializes in various restoration services, including roofing, water damage restoration, emergency services (roof inspections, property restoration due to storms other incidents, and more). In 2016, Jacob’s Ladder was voted the best damage restoration contractor, not only in Lexington KY, but on a national scale.

What separates Jacob’s Ladder from other contractors and restoration specialists is the volume of high-quality services in which we offer. For example, although we take pride in our roofing services, we also provide expert damage restoration, helping residents all over Kentucky when they need us most. With unrivaled skills, a friendly team, and the desire to help others as a result of natural disasters or other events, Jacob’s Ladder is here for you. To find out more about the team, our mission, and the services on offer, you can visit our about us page.

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