Nobody likes mold, but it is far more than an eyesore. It is a health hazard and it should be taken care of as soon as you notice it. With that said, here are a few basic mold removal tips.
Find The Source
First, you have to find the source of the mold. The most common culprits include leaky pipes and cracks in the foundation. Not having windows and doors properly sealed are often the source of mold, and so is damage to the roof, condensation, and poor ventilation. If you have mold in your home, the chances are it’s because of one of those.
When you identify the source, you can decide what action to take. Depending on the severity of the problem, you might be better off hiring a mold removal company.
Perform Inspection To Find Mold
You want to perform a thorough inspection of your property. The objective is to find visible signs of mold. Even if you’ve found the source and have found a tiny amount of mold, you still want to do an inspection. Mold can quickly spread, so simply finding the source and removing the small traces of mold near the source probably won’t be enough.
Search for signs such as condensation on the walls, as well as black spots. Other signs include deformed floors, musty and damped odors. Look for other things such as bubbling wallpaper or paint. If you have mold, the chances are some of these signs will be present.
Use Mold Removal Methods
You’ll want to mix a bit of baking soda with water and use the mixture to clean away the mold. Bear in mind this is only recommended if you have a small amount of mold that needs to be removed. While you’re at it, use a dehumidifier, as this will remove moisture from the room and the area where the mold has developed.
Do not use a bleach mixture. There are products out there designed to kill mold. Instead of using bleach, you can use those types of products. If you are struggling to remove all of the molds, even with high-quality products, then it’s time to call in an expert. They know how to remove mold and they can implement preventative measures after removing the mold.
If you don’t know how to remove mold or you’re not confident that you can remove all traces of mold, then hire a professional. They have the equipment, products, and the expertise to get the job done quickly and properly. Just make sure the company you hire is reputable, reliable and can take on your mold problem, regardless of how bad it is.