Have you recently discovered mold growing inside of your home? Indoor mold growth is incredibly common, and is something that you will most likely end up having to deal with at some point. As mold can have an incredibly negative impact on people in a variety of different ways, it’s important to make sure that you are removing and remediating any mold you find in your home immediately. Here are some tips on how to remove mold from various areas of your home to know about:
How To Remove Mold From Your Walls
Mold on your interior walls could be an indication that you have a water-related issue in your home, such as a leaking pipe or a drainage problem behind the wall. It could also indicate a problem with your home’s ventilation as well. If areas of your home, such as your bathroom, aren’t properly ventilated, then moisture may build up in your shower, thus promoting mold growth.
If there is a water-related problem, then any mold that you remove via cleaning will merely return. That’s why it’s important to clean the area if you suspect that there’s a leak and see how quickly the mold returns. If the mold returns, then you may need to hire someone to remediate your mold problem.
To remove mold from your walls, use a heavy-duty sponge soaked in a bleach-water solution to scrub the mold off your walls. Scrub the contaminated area with the solution while wearing a safety mask and gloves. Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes if there are moldy areas that are tough-to-remove. If that doesn’t work, then you can combine your bleach solution with a mold removal solution. After you’ve finished scrubbing, make sure the area gets dried thoroughly.
How To Remove Mold From Your Bathroom
Commercial cleaning solutions, white vinegar and baking soda, a bleach solution of 1 cup laundry bleach coupled with 1 gallon of water, or simply basic soap and water can all be used to remove mold from bathroom fixtures and surfaces.
If you have windows in your bathroom, open them to promote circulation and use the fan when showering, shaving, or cleaning to prevent mold formation. Wipe water off hard surfaces, such as shower walls and sinks, as quickly as possible, and repair plumbing leaks. As soon as mold emerges, scrub it away, then thoroughly dry the area to prevent it from spreading.
How To Remove Mold From Your Basement
Scrub the walls with a broad brush to eliminate mold from your basement, and keep in mind that porous materials like ceiling tiles or drywall may need to be removed and replaced in some circumstances. If your basement carpet has grown moldy, sweep it to dislodge the mold and let it dry in the sun if you can move it, or use high-powered fans to remove moisture from it if it’s fastened to the floor.
To prevent mold from growing in your basement, you should stay on top of removing moisture by installing a dehumidifier and ensuring that the dryer vent exhausts outside.
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