Mold is a common and toxic substance found in our homes. For most, removing mold is a daunting task that requires specialized training and experience. Fortunately, there are several methods of mold removal available that are easy to do and maintain.
In most cases, removing mold involves the removal of the affected areas, including carpets, baseboards, insulation, drywall, and ceiling. Once these parts have been removed, they should be properly cleaned to prevent the re-occurrence of mildew. It is important to wear safety glasses when removing mold from your home as the spores released into the air can be harmful.
When removing mold from your home, the first step is to cut holes in all the walls. This will allow moisture to escape and ventilation to emerge. It is also important to check the insulation for fraying and patch any areas that may be leaking. Once these areas have been patched, clean them thoroughly with an anti-microbial solution. If you are dealing with mildew or black mold damage, it will be necessary to use a bleach solution or an ozone generator. These methods will destroy the roots of the mold without destroying the affected surfaces.
After completing the cleaning process, the next step of removing mold is to remove the contaminated clothing. It is important to wear protective gloves at all times, especially those that come into contact with mold spores. This is why it is wise to vacuum your house before removing any items to make sure that no one accidentally puts their hands in their mouths. You should also put on protective goggles and earplugs while walking around your room or house with a vacuum.
Next, you will need to rent a dehumidifier to clean the rooms that need disinfecting. If the mold problem is inside a wall, you will need to purchase a rubber glove to use as an extra pair of gloves during this step of the process. A strong vacuum cleaner is essential for removing mold from an interior surface. Once you have successfully cleaned the area inside the wall cavity, you can begin the process of removing mold from the walls and floors.
Mold and mildew tend to be very stubborn, so you will likely need to repeat the same mold removal process until you achieve your desired results. Make sure you wear protective gloves at all times and apply the mildew and mold removal solution to all surfaces consistently until the job is complete. Once you finish, make sure you open up your windows or doors for ventilation. The air is your best friend in this process because you will need to get rid of the water that has accumulated in your home to get rid of the mold completely. If you do not have a fan, then you should open up your windows until you have had ample time to dry out your home.
When you are finally done, clean up the mold and place the pieces into an airing cupboard to dry out. If you have any dried mold on your surfaces, such as countertops and flooring, you may need to scrub them away before you put them into the air. You must brush away any excess moisture and wipe down all exposed surfaces until you are left with a clean and fresh-looking space. Dry out your space completely and make sure to allow for proper ventilation before reinstalling any carpet or vinyl tiles.
You must perform proper leak detection to ensure that your house does not become a haven for mold and mildew. Most leaks will be visible to the naked eye, but it is important to hire a professional to get rid of the leaks. You can also find information about mold and mildew in your local yellow pages or online. Determining where leaks are coming from will help you fix them right away to prevent the mold and mildew from spreading. If the mold infestation is out-of-control, you should call Mold Removal and let the professionals handle it!