No matter how much hype the media delivers to frighten the general public; you don’t always have to turn to the services of mold remediation and/or removal specialists to clean up the mold problem that’s been taking over your home. Most mold problems require a simple process for household mold removal in order to be successful. Once you get rid of the mold in your home your family can get back on track to good health once again.
It’s important to remember that most of the mold in homes today is virtually harmless from a health perspective. Pink mold is a prime example. While you don’t want it hanging around in your home, it isn’t necessary to don full protective gear or call in a hazmat team to get rid of it.
In some cases, all it really takes is to empty out your refrigerator on a regular basis and remove the food that’s been sitting there for a little too long for comfort. If only all mold was that simple to get rid of, right?
Shower mold though is one that can be removed by dousing the area with a healthy does of mold removal spray. Then you simply allow the product to set according to the directions so it can do its heavy lifting and follow up whatever the directions order to removing the spray (rinsing, wiping, etc.).
There may be occasions when protective gear is necessary for getting rid of household mold. The common gear that is needed for this type of work includes: goggles, breathing masks, and rubber gloves. You should also consider wearing long sleeves and pants that you never plan on wearing again while doing this type of work.
These items are especially necessary if your home has been infected with black mold, sometimes referred to as toxic mold. If you are dealing with a black mold problem then the work involved is going to be much more involved than spraying cleaner and hoping for the best.
You’re going to need to completely seal off the area of the home that has been impacted by the toxic mold and engage in some super duty heavy lifting for your job of getting rid of household mold like this. Use plastic sheets to seal off the room and make sure that air vents are also sealed so spores don’t travel through them to other rooms during the removal process.
Find the source of the problem. It always comes down to water or moisture. Mold feeds off moisture and it can’t survive without it. Cut off the water supply and your mold problem won’t be coming back anytime soon once you get rid of it. Make the repairs that are necessary before taking one step towards the actual household mold removal process.
Once the problem has been repaired it’s time to spray the infected area with a mold spray designed to deal specifically with toxic mold. Different companies will require a different amount of time to set. Follow the instructions on the packaging and make sure you give your product plenty of time to do its important job before you wipe it clean (according to the instructions on the label as well).
After the mold has been removed completely, it’s time to turn your eye towards preventative efforts. Purchasing a dehumidifier for your home is a great first step. It might seem like a steep investment now but when compared to the price of going through the entire mold removal process or expensive medical bills due to prolonged exposure it’s really a small price to pay.
If that is out of the question though there other options to consider such as using blower fans, opening windows to draw out moisture, and wiping down walls in the bathroom following baths and showers. Exhaust fans are also an option to consider as well as worthy investments. The point is that you need to do whatever you can to minimize the amount of moisture in the air in your home.