Tips to Remove Mold in your home

Mold is a fungus that grows in a hard surface like walls due to water leaks or high humidity. It

can cause various serious health issues and if you see any signs of molds in your home then it is very important to remove as soon as it grows. In this article, we shall discuss about the tips to remove molds in your home.

 

Safety Measures

 

The very important thing you need to consider before you start removing mold in your home is to practice safety measures. You need to be well protected from the infection of harmful mold spores. To protect yourself from mold you can use protective gears for hands, goggles for eyes and wear a practice mask for your face. It is suggested you not to touch mold with your bare hands.

 

Moisten the mold stain

 

Before you start the mold removal process remember to moisten the damage area of mold. This is to avoid the infection of mold through air.

 

Scouring

 

You can easily remove molds by scouring with soap or detergent.  You can use half cup of bleach with one gallon of water to clean the mold stain and remember not to use of bleach with ammonia to clean mold stain this can produce toxic fumes which will cause breathing problem. The most difficult part in mold removal is to clean the mold in porous materials such as carpet, drywalls, paper etc. If the mold infestation is severe in such items, it is better to replace them with a new one. Or else you can hire a professional mold removal company to clean these items. It is suggested to isolate these items to avoid spreading of mold. 

 

Sanding

 

In along with scrubbing and brushing with soap or detergent for removing mold you also need sanding to avoid future growth of mold on materials like wall studs and other structural woods. Whenever you do sanding for mold removal, remember to do in a separate place which is away from your house.

 

Disinfection Phase

 

 

This is the last step in mold removal process. After the mold is cleaned you can use the mild bleach solution on the disinfected mold areas. You can leave bleach solution on surface for about 10 to 15 minutes to dry and wash it completely. Remember to open your doors and windows for sufficient ventilation during this process.

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