Let's cover the common household mold cleaning tips and what you should do if the problem turns out to be bigger than you think. Remember, Bio-One's mold remediation services are available 24/7/365, and we always offer a free estimate for our services.
Depending on the extent of the problem and the type of mold you're dealing with, there are various mold cleanup techniques that you can put into practice. Typically, you'll find these cleaning tips online. Still, it's important to know the source of information because sometimes, inexperienced people will advertise using products that may harm your health.
Bio-One is a mold removal and remediation company in the Greater San Diego Area. We have the training, experience, and latest technology to safely and effectively remove mold from your home and any property. We work with residential and commercial properties to provide the most efficient service possible.
Key areas where mold can be hidden
Most of the time, the root cause of mold growth is moisture problems. If you're dealing with leaky pipes, dampness in your bathroom, poor ventilation, or issues with your air conditioning systems, you will likely be struggling with mold damage as well.
As it grows, mold spores travel through the air and into the damp areas of the house. The main concern about mold growing inside the house is that it consumes the surface where it's growing. For example, as mold rots damp wood, it can create a severe problem in terms of building structure and safety. Mold also grows on porous materials like floors, carpeting, drywall, paint, insulation panels, and basically almost any surface.
Other house areas where mold can be hidden include air ducts, furnace, and air conditioner systems, crawl spaces, behind drywall and under floor tiles, behind household appliances and furniture, etc.
If you want to clean up mold from your house or property, pay attention to the common areas of the house where mold also grows:
Mold in the bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most common places for mold to grow because it's typically a humid, damp location. To prevent mold growth in your bathroom, make sure to ventilate the space well (if you don't have an air exhaust fan, consider installing one) keep surfaces clean and dry, avoid leaving damp carpets and towels, and repair any leaks promptly.
Mold in the kitchen
Like bathrooms, kitchens are another common place for mold to grow due to moisture. Hidden mold can cause severe damage and costly repairs to kitchen cabinets, furniture, and appliances. To prevent mold in your kitchen, keep surfaces clean and dry, and promptly fix any signs of water damage.
Mold in the attic
Mold often grows in attics due to the lack of good ventilation and the presence of moisture from leaky roofs. To prevent mold growth in your attic, make sure to ventilate the space well and promptly fix any signs of water damage.
Mold in the basement
For many people, a basement is a room where they keep old boxes, exercise equipment, musical instruments, and other items that can be easily damaged by mold. To prevent mold growth in the basement area, keep the area clean and dry, and make sure water is not coming from the garden and outdoor area by making some repairs to the landscape.
Avoid using bleach for cleaning mold
One of the most common household cleaning products for mold is bleach. And though it's advertised as an effective solution to kill mold, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that this biocide is not recommended for regular mold cleanup procedures because of the potential health problems that come from using it.
A safe alternative: Detergent solutions
A safe alternative to cleaning moldy surfaces (non-porous) is using detergent. To clean mold with detergent, mix one cup of the product of your choice (see the best mold cleaning detergents) with one gallon of water. Use this solution to scrub away the mold from surfaces in your home. Always wear rubber gloves and a face mask when cleaning all the mold.
To successfully remediate mold from your house, you need to address the water problems. If you paint or clean up moldy surfaces, but the water problem persists, the paint will likely peel off, and the damage will continue. If you're dealing with a significant mold problem, it's best to call a professional mold remediation company like Bio-One.
Mold and Health - The Dangers of cleaning mold by yourseld
One of the dangers of cleaning mold by yourself is that you could inhale harmful mold spores that can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other health issues. In addition, if you're not careful, you could also damage surfaces in your home while trying to clean them.
When Professionals Should Intervene
Mold can produce allergens that usually result in various health and physical symptoms, including respiratory issues, skin irritations, and allergic reactions. If you or someone in your home is experiencing health problems that you think might be caused by mold, it's important to see a doctor. In some cases, mold can be toxic and pose a severe health risk. If you're dealing with mold problems in your house, consider hiring a mold remediation company like Bio-One.
What is our mold cleaning process like?
The first step in our mold cleaning process is to conduct a thorough inspection of your home or property. We will look for signs of mold growth and test the air quality. Once we have determined the mold problem, we will develop a plan to remove the mold and remove moldy surfaces. This plan will be tailored to your specific situation.
The next step is to contain the mold. Using physical barriers to contain the mold, we will prevent it from spreading to other areas of your home or property.
Once the mold is contained, we will begin the mold removal process. This is done by using a combination of vacuuming, HEPA filtration, and wet cleaning. Our specialists are trained with the latest techniques, procedures, and EPA-approved chemicals to safely remove mold from any surfaces.
Once the mold has been removed, we will work to provide you with insights and recommendations to prevent it from coming back. Mold remediation is a complex process that trained professionals should only handle.
Unfortunately, sometimes mold cleanup entails conducting restoration work for the contaminated areas. You don't have to feel overwhelmed by this: Bio-One works with third-party contractors to help you remediate any affected area by mold.
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