How to Eradicate Mold

Have you recently discovered mold in your home? Regardless, knowing how to eradicate mold can be a useful skill. While not all forms of mold should be handled as a “DIY” job, some less serious mold infestations can be tackled with the right tools and knowledge. It’s a good idea to have the mold in your home tested by a professional to ensure you’re not dealing with toxic black mold. By knowing how to identify and eradicate mold in your home, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from inhaling airborne mold spores.  

How to Get Rid of Mold

Mold assessment is an important first step to take when dealing with mold in your home. This is true whether the mold is inside your walls, in a bathroom space, in an attic, or anywhere else. Bringing out a mold specialist to test a sample of the mold will help you determine what type of mold you’re dealing with. This will give you a better idea of how to proceed.  

Addressing the Source of the Mold

In order to fully eradicate mold, you first need to address the source. Keep in mind that simply cleaning mold off the surface that it’s growing on will not fully address the problem. Mold always grows and thrives in areas of high moisture and humidity. Unless you address the humidity issue, the mold is just going to keep coming back. Now would be a good time to check the humidity levels in the affected space and work on ways to reduce them as needed. Installing a dehumidifier in your home may be recommended.  

Removing/Cleaning the Mold

Once you’ve addressed the source of the mold in your home, it’s time to remove and clean the mold. Make sure you scrub the surfaces of your walls and other areas. If mold has grown on any porous items (such as fabrics or stuffed animals), dispose of these. For solid surfaces, wiping and drying the affected area is usually sufficient. If you have stubborn mold and mildew, you may need to use a bleach solution.  

Repair and Restoration

Finally, you should think about where else the mold could have traveled. Sometime, when mold grows in your home, the spores make their way into your HVAC system. This is why it’s always a good idea to schedule a professional HVAC cleaning any time you’re dealing with mold inside your home. This will ensure that any residual mold is thoroughly cleaned out of your home’s HVAC system. This includes ventilation and ductwork. As a result, you’ll have improved indoor air quality and peace of mind.   Getting rid of mold can be a difficult task. This is why it’s never a bad idea to call in a professional for help—especially for getting rid of black mold. Protect your health and well being by trusting the experts at Zona Restoration with all your mold eradication needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.