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Mold Remediation Products and How to Pick the Right One

[ 0 ] April 24, 2010

Mold Remediation Products

Mold remediation products are everywhere. And with so many available, it’s often hard to know what type of product you need to be using for your mold problem. And of course not every product will work with every situation.

So while a shower cleaner might work on that simple mildew on your shower tiles and bathtub, it won’t work on that toxic black mold that’s growing on your kitchen ceiling. In addition, bathroom mildew is not as dangerous as black mold, which require more than just a little scrubbing to keep the fungus from coming back.

And when you’re dealing with anything more serious, you’ll want to hire a mold removal professional who has the equipment and cleaners needed to get the job done right the very first time.
But most homeowners also know that when you’re dealing with mold and a professional, chances are harsh chemicals will be used in the mold cleanup process. And of course as okay as that is with some homeowners, it’s not with those of us who are concerned about our future and the environment.

If you’re concerned about harsh chemicals, you should ask the professional what type of cleaners they use before you hire them. Some companies may have a safer alternative to the standard harsh chemicals that are used in cleaning up mold although chances are they won’t be 100% chemical-free. That’s because many green mold cleaners won’t permanently kill dangerous toxic mold.

And while there may be some mold cleaners that will cleanup the mold, most companies are looking to make a profit even if it means ignoring your health concerns and the environment, which are the ones you should be avoiding if you are trying to go green.

But for the companies that do offer a greener solution, find out if they guarantee their products will kill the mold permanently before you agree to let them do the work. Then, you can decide whether or not a green company is truly worth paying a little extra for.

If you don’t need to hire a professional, but you’re still concerned about the danger of chemicals, most of the time you can get away with using a product that is all natural and safe just as long as you’re not dealing with a toxic fungus since they require a more serious cleaning solution to be permanently removed from your home.

However, if the mold is not toxic, you may be able to get away with using a home remedy solution to get the job done. And if you’re not sure where to find them, many home remedies can be found online from other homeowners who have tried the solution and achieved positive results.

But the best thing a homeowner can do when it comes to deciding on the right mold remediation products, is to do your homework. Talk to your friends, your family and even local businesses to find out what has worked for them and what has. Otherwise, you may find yourself paying more for a product than it’s really worth.

Mold Cleaners and Home Remedies

[ 0 ] January 28, 2010

Mold Cleaners and Home Remedies

Not all mold cleaners are safe. In fact, many products that are designed for cleaning up mold can be just as toxic as the fungus itself. And while it’s not always a good idea to use a home remedy for mold cleanup, sometimes it can be a much safer alternative when the fungus is not so dangerous.

While not every mold spray is laced with chemicals, most of the products we find for removing tough molds are. So if you’re not able to find a natural product that will eliminate your fungus problem while keeping the safety of your health and our environment in mind, here are a few mold removal home remedies that may work just as well.

Most people already know that vinegar makes an excellent all natural household cleaner, but did you know that it can also be used to clean up house mold? You can apply the vinegar as is without any dilution using a sprayer or old sponge that you intend to toss afterwards. You should allow the vinegar to set and use a scrub brush to loosen the mold if necessary. You can rinse the affected area if the odor is too strong for you, but it will work better if the vinegar is allowed to work without any rinsing.

Some homeowners who have dealt with mold in the past swear by lemon juice. And while a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda does work wonders on shining some surfaces, lemon juice alone is generally only good for lightening an area. If it’s only stains from the mold you’re worried about, then you can try using the lemon juice undiluted and apply it directly to the affected surface and rinse after about 5 minutes.

Many people also swear by tea tree oil. It’s been effective for many uses like dry skin, but some homeowners say it’s also an effective solution for mold. However, you should keep in mind that tea tree oil is not a cheap cleaning solution. It can be very expensive, but a few drops mixed with water is said to go along way for cleaning purposes. Just apply to the affected surfaces and simply let dry without rinsing.

For those of us who don’t like strong odors, grapefruit seed extract is said to work on mold. It’s another expensive product however and requires more than just a few drops for cleaning purpose. If the grapefruit seed extract interests you, just add about 8 to 10 drops of it into a cup of water and apply to the affected area. This one is also a remedy you should not rinse.

Whenever possible, you should use one of the all natural mold cleaners that are available today.

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