Mold Removal and Remediation
If you've spotted mold in your home, it's time to fight it fair and square. Use these mold removal tips and kiss that nasty fungus goodbye.
By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
It's hard to imagine two better friends than mold and water. But like Bonnie and Clyde, when paired together the two partners in crime make a dangerous team, ready to wreak havoc. If moisture has taken your home hostage, it's time to consider the most effective mold-removal technique.
Even though you may have seen your grandmother or mother scrub mold away with a bit of bleach, experts say it's not the best technique for mold remediation. Instead, it's recommended that your take a few basic steps to remediate mold, starting with identifying the source of the excess moisture.
Once that's done, clean up the water and eliminate the source. In order to nix a mold problem for good, it is important to remove mold with a biocide and disinfectant, like OxB biocide. Be sure to open windows and wear gloves, eye protection and a facemask when applying a biocide because of the harsh chemicals that are often used in these products.
After cleaning up, allow the affected area to dry or speed up the process by using a fan.
See also: How to Keep Your Home Healthy
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