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House Mold Removal Tips

[ 0 ] May 4, 2010 |

House Mold Removal

House mold removal may not be an everyday household chore, but it is necessary when you have even a small amount of mold growing in or even around your home. And don’t think that because it isn’t the toxic kind, it won’t harm you.

Most molds, even when they’re not toxic, can still cause allergy problems and even become severe to some people. That’s why it’s very important that mold removal is a top priority on your spring cleaning list this year even if you‘re certain you‘re not dealing with toxic mold.

However, you should also keep in mind that while it is important to keep mold at bay, it’s physically impossible to remove every single spec of fungus that lurks in or around your home. But, you can at least keep them to a bare minimum by first off, keeping your home as clean as possible.

For example, make it would be a great idea (maybe not always practical) to take off your shoes outside the front door, or at the very least, the hallway. Shoes are notorious for tracking in dirt, which can be a perfect breeding source for mold.

And if you have pets that come in and out of the house, you may want to brush or hose them down before they come into your home, since pets can carry just as much dirt and dust as your shoes can.

Inside your home, there are numerous areas where mold can hide. Dark and cool areas are a welcome spot for mold growth, so check under cabinets, bathtubs, behind and in appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers, and in basements for problem areas. Also, don’t forget the laundry room and clothing hamper where moisture can occur.

Depending on the types of mold, you may be able to get away with using just a good mold and mildew cleaner to make your home spic and span again. However, if you’re dealing with a problem like water damage mold, you’ll need a lot more than just a simple cleaner and a little scrubbing power.

If that’s the case, you’ll want to purchase a mold spray that is designed specially for the mold you’re dealing with. Then, you’ll need to follow the manufacturer’s directions of the product and be sure to wear some form of eye projection, gloves and a face mask at the very least since you’ll be working around possibly toxic mold.
However, if the damage is far worse than you expected, you should consider calling in some professional help for the job. And depending on the extent of the damages and the area where the moldy growth occurred, the cost of mold remediation could be anywhere from $500 to $5000.

Yet, no matter how big or small your house mold removal job is, cleaning up the mold is an absolute must! Without it, you’re not only making the problem worse, you’re also putting yourself and your family’s health at risk. So why risk it, because when it comes to mold it can be a deadly game you’re playing.

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Category: mold removal, Types of Mold

About Editor: The Mold Removal Review is a division of a U.S. Gulf Coast based consumer advocate information provider whose goal is to provide consumers with up to date information on high-demand goods and services related to mold removal. View author profile.

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