Mold removal is a process that can keep your family healthy and safe. There are many ways to do it and far more tips, tricks and advises to make everything work. All of those got their specific roles. Some are to be applied before the process takes place while the others are to be done after everything in the actual removal had been implemented.
What this article is all about focuses on the those things that must be done after molds had been killed.
Contrary to the belief of many, dead molds can still cause negative health effects once inhaled. The spores are the carrier of those effects and they can still remain after you have gotten them killed. To make sure that they produce no more trouble, they should be cleaned up from the surface or item they had infested.
With post-mold remediation cleaning methods, two benefits can be gained. The first one is that all health threats can be eliminated. The second one is that future mold growth and re-growth can be prevented.
There are four clean-up methods that will be presented here. What method you will have to use is dependent on the surface that had been infested. Those methods are the following:
- Vacuum Use After mold cleaning, vacuuming collects the remaining mold spores in the area. Doing so can make sure that no spore is left even on the farthest corners of the room. There are two vacuums that can be used to get this done – wet vacuum and HEPA vacuum. Wet vacuum is used on surfaces that had been wet after the process. It is used to collect water. On the other hand, HEPA or High-Efficiency Particulate Air vacuum is used for the final cleaning. It is used after the item had been dried.
- Damp Wipes Damping the surface before scraping the dead molds prevents the spores to scatter since they are very light. After scrubbing the damp surface though, it must be dried again to keep molds from growing back
- Proper Disposal All the items that had been used during the mold remediation must be properly tended to after the process. If the material is disposable, it must be placed on a sealed bag or container before getting it out of the room where the removal took place. Joining it directly with other garbage without sealing the bag or container that contained them can lead to the spread of molds in the entire house.
- Mold Prevention Product Use After making sure that no mold spore is left, you may use a commercial product that can aide in the prevention of future mold growth. Such products can also hinder the growing back of molds that was removed. The products can be in the form of spray or liquid solution applied on the surface to act as barrier. When using this though, prefer those that are of organic ingredients as they initiate a truly safe mold removal process.