Getting rid of mould in the home takes time and needs patience. It’s essential you don’t just ignore mould growing in your home. You have also to give off toxic spores and vapours which can be dangerous to the health possibly resulting in allergic reactions. So think that the ‘miracle’ mould killer you picked up at the supermarket probably doesn’t serve for anything. You need a professional mould remediation team to take care of your property.
The Mould Remediation Professional Steps
Assess the damage
As a professional mould remediation company, we will inspect all mould problems. Before the start we will work out what kind of surface the mould has attached to:
If the mould is on something like textile, clothing or furniture, there’s a good chance it can’t be completely removed and it may need to be thrown out. So remember that anything like wicker baskets, textiles, paper, and cardboard or carpet needs to be chucked away.
Related with other areas like in your bathroom, mould is a separate mention. Mould in a bath is a big problem and getting rid of it is almost impossible. Therefore, it is much easier to prevent mould than to clean up it.
Vacuum the mould
After we assess the damage the next step is to vacuum up the mould. We work with professional equipment but if you have small surfaces and you can vacuum by yourself, we recommend using a vacuum cleaner with a good HEPA filter, otherwise, you could be making the problem worse by spreading the mould around.
At home conditions, our mould remediation experts recommend using diluted vinegar, which causes mould to overheat and die.
– How to use vinegar to clean mould?
It is recommended to pour a concentration of 80% vinegar to 20% water into three buckets. Grab a cloth (if it’s possible a microfibre cloth) and dip it into the first bucket, then use it for cleaning a patch of mould. The same cloth you should then be rinsed in the second bucket, then rinsed again in the third one. This helps to make sure that cross-contamination doesn’t occur.
– Do mould cleaning products work?
Commercially available mould cleaning products may look like they’re doing the job, but it’s probably an illusion. You have to know that most of them use bleach as an active ingredient. Our professional team tells you that there’s evidence that bleach can kill fungi, but it needs to be at a 10% concentration to work. But even at a higher potency, bleach won’t penetrate porous materials, so if the mould is growing on plaster, grout or wood, it will kill mould on the surface, but not below it.
But although mould can be difficult to remove from surfaces, there are a few products that work to remove mould for good. Except for vinegar here are some other mould remediation products.
– Vinegar and baking soda
If you’re looking for something a little more potent than a vinegar and water dilution, try mixing vinegar with baking soda. After doing so, rub the mixture on the heavy mould buildup and let it sit for a few minutes. When you wipe the surface with a clean cloth, the mould should be gone!
– Tea tree oil
Another very effective method for mould remediation from any surface, tea tree oil helps mould lift from any surface in a matter of a few hours.
Prevent Mold Problems
After the mould remediation process, you should try to use these tips to keep mould away.
Tip1: Ventilate the area
Maybe the main reason mould grows is because there is too much moisture in the air that stays on surfaces. Remember, ventilate the area, the extra condensation won’t build-up, and mould may not form in the first place.
Tip2: If something is wet, dry it up
If it happens that you spill water on something like your carpet or furniture, ensure to dry it up to the best of your ability. Allowing the water to sit can cause mould to form beneath the surface.
Tip3: Don’t allow wet clothes to sit in the washer
Not everyone likes doing the laundry, but leaving wet clothes in the washer can spell trouble. Moisture environment is the perfect place to mould spores to grow, so you’ll want to ensure that your wet clothes make it to the dryer as soon as possible. Even though you might not see mould on your clothes, you’ll be able to smell it. It can affect the health of you and your family.
CPR24 Restoration is a full-service mould remediation company. What it means is that we offer the full scale of solutions needed for complete removal and prevention of mould. From identifying the cause of mould to fixing any design flaws or tubing associated with it to repairing or replacing the affected areas, and the prevention of further mould by removal and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any traces of new mould, we strive to be a leader in the mould solutions industry.
By following our team tips, you easily will remove mould in areas such as bathroom walls and floors, however, if you have a significant mould issue, please call CPR24 Restoration.