The removal of harmful mold from a home or other structure is carried out by mold remediation specialists who may use several processes. One of them is disinfecting and cleaning the infected area and keeping it dry. Molds are microscopic fungi that grow on damp and decaying organic material. They are found anywhere, may it be indoors or outdoors throughout the year. Some molds are helpful while others affect our health dangerously. There are molds that help in fertilizing our soil by breaking down leaves and tumbled trees. But when these molds are those that grow inside our home, we should remove it.
Exposure to molds can affect our health. This happens when one is staying in a place where molds are extensively growing. The effect of molds in a person depends on his immune system. Molds trigger and creates allergies at different levels. The most common ailment that molds can give us is respiratory ailments and some skin diseases. The worst case that molds can cause you is poisoned by toxic molds. Everyone can be affected by molds especially those that have a week immune system.
When we detect that there is mold growth in our homes, we should act upon it to avoid worst cases. Molds grow anywhere and our house is one of its targets. It grows and reproduces rapidly on areas where there is moisture. Moistened areas are molds sweet homes. Molds grow on wood, carpet, paper and any surface where there is ample moisture to support their growth.It is important that we detect mold growth in our homes. Molds can be easily detected through discoloration and smell. The discoloration that is caused by mold may be of any color, but remember that not all discoloration is mold growth. It may be spoiled or soot. Check it and determine if there is moisture on the discolored parts. The odor that mold growth emits is a musty basement smell or an earthy odor.
When you have detected mold growth in your homes, act on it before it is too late. You can remove small molds with the use of detergent and water. Use a mask and gloves while cleaning it and if ever there are those who can be easily affected by molds, clean the infected area when they are away from it.If the mold growth in your homes is great, but you think that you can still remove and make a remedy for it without the aid of mold remediation specialists, here is a tip on how to do it.
Moisture Causes Mold Growth
Since molds love to grow on moistened place, remove the remaining water. To effectively remove mold, we should remove the cause of it, moisture. Air circulation can help a lot in eliminating moisture. This can be made possible through the opening of windows and turning on electric fans or air conditioners. Space heater can aid too.You can apply appropriate disinfectants on infested area to remove and remedy mold growth. There are many home improvement products and even baking ingredients that can be used as a disinfectant as well. For carpets, you can use baking soda. A mixture of chlorine bleach and water can be used for wood furniture, tiles and grout. Laundry detergent with ammonia can be sprayed on textile furniture to disinfect it.
Clothes can be infested with mold growth too. This can be removed and make an easy remedy with oxygen bleach for colored clothing and chlorine bleach for white clothing. Detergent with ammonia removed and can be a remedy to mold infested clothing too. After cleaning the clothes infested with molds, you should keep and seal it inside plastic bags so that it will not be affected again. Rinse the cleaning solution that you have applied. Carpets do not need rinsing. All you need to do is to vacuum it.
Other surfaces can be rinsed by spraying warm water then wipe it to dry. The sun helps a lot in removing and in being a remedy to molds after the cleansing. The sun will help remove residual moisture during the cleaning process. Get rid of molds now and be mold free. A home becomes much more a home when there are no molds.
When to call in Mold Remediation Specialists
The problem with mold and with D-I-Y fixes is that mold is often hidden and not easy to find. Mold remediation specialists have the knowledge and expertise to find the mold and remove it in the most effective and least destructive ways. Mold can hide behind cabinets, wall paper, under carpets, in the air conditioning system, in attics and basements and many more places. If you have a mold problem or suspect one, call mold remediation specialists at Gold Coast Flood Restorations to come out and assess your mold problem. Call (888) 373-9243