Mould Remediation For A Healthy Home

Living in a clean environment is one of the ways of having sound health. There are different things that can contaminate your environment. Mould is one of the dangerous contaminant that should be avoided by all means.  Exposure to mould can cause some medical problems such as respiratory problem, cold-like symptoms, nasal and sinus congestion, sore throat, watery eyes, skin irritation and coughing. Worst still, exposure to mould can also spark off asthma attacks. This is why everybody should endeavour to see that his or her environment is free of mould and other fungi that may have similar effect like mould.

 

Some people may wonder why it is not advisable to get exposed to mould or to stay in an indoor environment with the existence of mould. In the first instance, mould spores are very tiny and they can easily be inhaled into the lungs and this can lead to some health hazard as seen above. The worst of it all is that mould is dangerous and whether it is dead or alive, it is not good to health. Given the above, there is need for mould to be zapped from our living abode so that we will not be affected by it.

 

To tackle mold in your home, you need to first of all determine the extent of the mould. There is a level of mould growth that you cannot do by yourself. Such high level of mould growth will require the attention of an expert. If the level of the mold is not high then you can attempt removing it by yourself. You can remove mold from plastic, metal, glass and counters tops by scrubbing. However, you need to scrub with a detergent or non-ammonia soap. It is not advisable to bleach with ammonium due to the toxic nature of the fumes produced.

 

You should be aware that a total removal of mould from porous surfaces like sheetrock, paper and carpet padding is not achievable. Consequently, the best thing to do is to completely destroy such material.     

 

When you have completion of mould remediation process, then you have to take some preventative measures against future occurrence. In order to achieve this, there is need for you to apply disinfectants on the area. You can use bleach mixed with water for this purpose. You can also use any other disinfectant that can prevent the growth of mould. If you are using bleach, the amount of bleach to be used will depend on the type of surface the bleach will be applied to. Clean surfaces normally will require small quantity of bleach than dirty surfaces. However, for a better result to be achieved you should make sure that you keep the surface wet for about fifteen minutes so that that the solution will disinfect the surface properly. Remember to protect yourself as you are disinfecting the surface. Keep the area well ventilated during the process. After applying the disinfectant, use clean water to rinse the surface and then dry the surface. You can also use dehumidifiers and fans for this process.

 

Precaution To Be Taken During Mold Remediation Process

As it has been said before, exposure to mold is not good to health; and therefore, you need to protect yourself very well so that you will not be exposed to mould when you are trying to remove mould from any of your item. There are some protective materials that you should acquire before proceeding with any mould remediation process. Make sure that you cover your face with face mask or respirator. Wear hand glove to cover your finger and then put on eye protection to checkmate the mould spores from entering into the eyes. After the mould remediation process, make sure that you wash the gears that you use.


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