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How to Remove Mold From Your Home Safely

DIY August 22, 2018
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If you notice mold in your home, it is vital that you take steps to remove it as quickly as possible. In some instances, you might have to employ professional help because mold can become somewhat dangerous to your health. Failure to remove mold from your home will make you place yourself, and your children at risk. The spores from mold can settle in your lungs and cause many different infections that will require medical treatment. It’s also possible the mold will cause expensive damage to your property.

1 – Eliminate moisture

Mold flourishes in warm and humid areas, and that is why you tend to notice it in the bathroom or kitchen first. The best home repair strategy you need to follow involves cleaning those areas and ensuring they stay dry. Follow this step-by-step guide:

  • Buy a portable air conditioning unit and place it in the affected area.
  • Add a dehumidifier to the area, and open the windows on days when it is cold and dry.
  • Improve air flow and circulation as much as possible by opening doors and removing any obstructions.

2 – Use cleaning solutions

There are lots of mold removal cleaning solutions around the home that will help you to get rid of that unsightly and dangerous mold without breaking the bank. They include:

  • Baking soda.
  • Ammonia.
  • Borax.
  • Bleach.
  • Vinegar.

When using bleach or vinegar, it is sensible to make a 50/50 solution with water and use a cloth or sponge to apply the liquid to the affected area. The acidity in the product will prevent mold from returning once you remove it. Add some baking soda into the mix if you struggle to remove all the mold, and consider using a scrubbing brush. Apple cider vinegar tends to work better than anything else.

3 – Monitor and detect micro leaks

Small leaks in your home water system can become a prime cause for mold in your home. With that in mind, it makes sense to install a smart-home device that proactively monitors your home’s plumbing system and checks for leaks. Installing a Flo device on the main water line in your home is not a difficult job, and it should ensure that you never overlook a leak again. The device conducts daily tests and sends proactive maintenance alerts that let you know when you have a problem. If a serious issue is detected, Flo will automatically shut off the water in your home.

Now you know about some excellent techniques and strategies for removing mold from your home and preventing regrowth; there is no excuse for not making your property safe for the entire family. Mold can become a real pain, but it’s easy to manage once you remove the initial growth and make use of the suggestions listed on this page. For the best outcomes, use a mix of traditional and modern techniques. Wash the area with a cleaning solution, and then install the latest tech to guarantee you never have to deal with mold caused by leaks again!

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