Mold is everywhere. It’s naturally occurring and can pop up in pretty much any nook and cranny of your home. Molds like to be in especially damp and dark places. Whenever do you see a mildew-filled, strangely fuzzy patch of the wall? That’s mold. Mold, like most things in nature, simply wants to survive. Unfortunately, their existence within our proximity could spell horrible things for our health and the health of our family. If you’re struggling with mold, there are things you can do.
You can spend countless hours scrubbing, only to find that it grows right back within a few days, or you can deal with mold smartly by hiring a mold specialist.
Keep Things Dry
Your best offense is going to be a good defense. If you notice that there are mold-prone spots in your house a Crawl Space Mold Remediation – Triangle Radiant Barrier would be a great idea. You could also keep a bowl of charcoal in the corner under the sink. Clear out the spiders if you have to. Baking soda may also work. Depriving an area of moisture and exposing it to killing agents is a great way of keeping away potentially pathogenic mold. Even if you don’t see large bits of mold, it’s still a good idea to keep a place clean and dry just to prevent anything from growing.
Map Out The Mold Problems
The first thing you need to do is map out where all the mold and potential mold is in your home. This can be a bit of a challenge. You need to be able to get into the crawl space and explore parts of the attic if you have one. Mold loves to grow in these places. Some of the most popular places for mold to hide is: under the sink, in the attic, on bathroom ceilings, on kitchen ceilings. Those patches of black you see in the shower ceiling? Those need to be taken care of. Funky mold smell in the closet when you open the door? That needs to be taken care of. These are all potential hazards that you have to map out before completely eradicating.
When you’re getting rid of mold, you can’t just do a once over. Mold has two different parts to it. It has the top part that you see and the underside that’s often embedded in the matrix of wood or drywall underneath. These have two different means of proliferating and reproducing. So if you find a patch of mold, you can spray it with a solution of your choice, and scrub it. But don’t think you’re done. After about 24 hours you should go back to that spot. Even if you don’t see any more mold, you should repeat that spray and scrub process. Why? Because molds tend to leave spores everywhere when threatened or mechanically agitated. This is a natural defense mechanism to keep their species going. You have to kill these spores as well. Repeat this clean processor that particular patch at least twice.
Once you spot the places, take care of the top layer, and kill the spores, you can say that you got rid of the molds. But don’t be complacent. As stated earlier, molds are a natural part of any environment. In the ground, we need them more than anything. But in the walls of our kitchen? IN the bathroom? Any place close to where our kids sleep? They’ve got to go, and soon.