It is safe to say that mold spores are present practically everywhere. They float through the air largely undetected, waiting for the right conditions to flourish and spread. As soon as those spores find the right temperature and moisture they can grow on almost any surface, feeding off various materials, including the dust specs floating in the air, and it can become very difficult to remove mold from wooden furniture.
It can be heart-breaking to find it spots spread throughout your loved furniture, but if caught early on while the damage is only on the surface, you can be able to remove the mold from your wood furniture by yourself in just a few simple steps.
To prepare for the remediation of mold you should:
- First, you should move the furniture outside. That serves to keep it in check so that you do not keep spreading the spores throughout the room and allows you more space to clean out the area.
- Use rubber gloves and an air mask to protect yourself from the mold and release spores. If your skin is sensitive to the spores, you should cover it entirely using protective clothing.
- Leave the furniture dry outside in the sun, or in a heated room if unavailable. It stops it from growing, makes the surface more firm and easier to work on.
- Vacuum the mold to reduce the amount of free-floating spores.
Depending on the type of mold, the amount of moisture and the time it has been growing on the furniture.
To remove it from your wooden furniture, you should take the following steps:
- Clean lightly with alcohol spraying and scrubbing with a soft bristle brush. You can use rubbing alcohol, vodka or other types of hard alcohol.
- If there is still mold remaining, clean the area with vinegar.
- Do a bleach solution of 1:3 with water and clean the area with it
- The above steps should be able to remove the mold that hasn’t damaged the wood. If there’s still mold it means that the surface has received damage on a deeper level. The only solution left is sanding the area until you remove all traces of mold from the furniture.
Instead of the solutions on step 1-3, you can also use a ready-made bleach solution. The bleach solution can be commonly found throughout stores. After removing all mold make sure to disinfect the entire surface with alcohol or other cleaning products so that it spores will not be able to grow back.
If the restoration or the mold has managed to bleach the colors on the wooden surface, you will also have to oil or paint the wooden surface to restore the original color.
If you need a professional company to deal with care to remediate the damage and manage the removal of mold from your home or furniture, make sure to contact CPR24 Restoration Services. Call our 24/7 support service at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an e-mail to [email protected]