Mold Removal and Remediation
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.
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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
- Testing for Black Mold
- Common Types of Mold in Homes
- Control Mold Through Water Management
- Mold Allergy Symptoms
- Toxic Mold Sickness and Poisoning
- Common Areas for Mold Growth