Mold is not something that you should ever mess around with. Mold can grow quickly once you have it in your home. It can cause issues such as breathing problems or enhance breathing problems for those that already have issues such as asthma or COPD. If you have mold in your home, you need to have it remediated right away to prevent any further issues. If you only have a minor problem with mold, you may be able to handle the issue on your own.
Read on for some things you can do to remediate mold yourself.
Clean The Mold From The Surface
If you just have an issue with surface mold, you can clean it off using a strong cleaner. Use a cleaner that is meant to kill mold, such as bleach, or something stronger that contains bleach. Remove the mold using a clean rag and the cleaner. Scrub the area to remove the mold and look around the surrounding area to clean the mold from these areas as well. If the mold appears to be deeper than on the surface, you may need to do some deeper cleaning or other types of remediation.
Remove The Mold
You may not be able to just clean mold from the surface, and you may need to remove the mold altogether along with whatever it is growing on. If the mold was growing on wood in your home, you can remove the wood altogether and clean the surface area surrounding where the mold was removed. If the mold was growing on wood studs in between your walls or is growing on your walls, you can remove the drywall and the studs and replace them with new drywall and wood. Paint both areas with a mold-resistant paint/primer, and the area surrounding where you found the mold to prevent any further growth.
Prevent Mold In The First Place
Prevent mold in the first place from growing in your home by keeping moisture levels down in your house and controlling the level of humidity in your house. You can do this by running fans in your home and by ventilating your house. Use the fan in your bathroom while showering and in your kitchen when cooking. Also, use a fan in your home when you are in between seasons to keep moisture levels down. If you have had water damage in your home, you need to be sure this has been cleaned properly to prevent a mold issue.
If you have mold in your home due to humidity, moisture, or from water damage, hire a professional company to remediate the mold for you to ensure it was done properly.
Contact a company like Paradise Coast Restoration Inc to learn more.