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5 Questions About Mold In Your Home

Do you have a suspicion that mold is in your home, and you do not know what to do about it? If so, you likely have these questions about identifying and removing household mold.

How Do You Identify Mold?

The problem with mold growth is that it often causes a surface to look dirty. You can use a mold testing kit to identify if the substance actually is mold. This involves taking a sample of the potential mold growth by scrubbing the surface and then putting it into a chemical that will react to the mold and tell you what kind of mold you are dealing with. 

Can You Use Bleach Or Vinegar To Remove Mold?

A common question people have about removing mold is if it is easy to do on their own by using things that they already have, like bleach or vinegar. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get the mold out of a material by cleaning the surface. For example, drywall may need to be removed if the mold goes deep into the surface. You can also use a professional strength antimicrobial cleaner that will penetrate surfaces and help remove the mold.

What Kind Of Personal Protection Equipment Is Needed When Removing Mold?

It's always a good idea to protect yourself when you are working with mold. Even though it's been in your home for a while, removing mold will disrupt it from the surface and cause mold to get into the air. That's why you want to wear protective covering like gloves, a mask, and eye protection since mold can cause some serious issues by irritating your skin, eyes, and lungs. 

How Do You Stop The Mold From Spreading Throughout Your House?

Removing the mold from surfaces will cause it to get in the air, and you want to stop it from getting into other rooms of your home. That's why it's worth putting plastic over entrances and air vents so that the mold cannot escape from the room you are working in. You can also use an air scrubber to filter the air so mold spores get sent outside your home. 

How Do You Prevent Mold From Coming Back?

Cleaning that mold is not going to do much if you do not stop the source of it. Look for leaking pipes, places where moisture is getting into your home, and other similar sources of mold growth. Fixing the problem is crucial if you are going to take the time and effort to remove the mold from your home. 

For more information, contact a mold removal company.