How to Remove Mold from Water Damage
1. Locating All the Growing MoldYou must remove every single mold in your home because the missed ones can grow and spread quickly which only leaving more jobs for you in the future. Checking every part of your house thoroughly, particularly the damp areas with high humidity which favorite place for mold to grow. Not only on the ceiling surface, mold also can grow inside walls, under carpet or floor covers, even
2. Identifying the Cause of the MoldBy identifying the cause of growing mold, you can prevent the future cases that may occur if you don’t thoroughly manage the sources. For example, if it’s caused by leaking roof, ensure to repair or if water from leaking pipe is the source, fixed it soon. The Even too high humidity level in your home (above 50%) can let the mold to return easily.
3. Preparing the EquipmentRather than looking for the professional hand, if you prefer for doing the job alone, then you should at least prepare equipment including mold remover (bleach, cleanser, or vinegar), heavy plastic bags, spray bottle of water, scrub brush or rag, mask, gloves. You should also prepare some additional tools like the paint brush, vacuum, mold resistance paint,
4. Preparing the Work AreasCover all the items completely with sheets or plastics so they won’t be contaminated by mold. Or if the items can be removed, you should remove it to safer areas. Ensure to seal off the ventilations or any air hole to prevent mold spores from spreading outside your work areas, especially when you work on greater areas. Let enough lighting in the room, so you can work clearly.
5. Starting Mold Removal
- Make sure to wear the mask, gloves, and hair cover before starting the job to prevent the mold spores inhaled during work.
- Spray water onto the moldy materials with a spray bottle of water to minimize the mold spores are dispersed into the air.
- If the moldy areas are on the higher place like the ceiling, use the stepladder. Use scrub brush or rag to brush moldy drywall or materials, while vacuuming with a vacuum (better with HEPA filter).
- Put the mold into a heavy plastic bag and seal it tightly before disposal.
- Spray mold remover products to the moldy materials evenly using a spray of
- Brush the moldy parts again with scrub brush or rag until the mold completely gone.
- Porous materials like from wood can’t be removed, so you may need to replace it with a new one to prevent the mold grow again.
6. Finishing TouchAfter
7. Preventing Mold GrowthAlthough you
Doing mold remediation can be a complex job, especially when the mold has been spread in a greater areas surface and caused health issues to you. So, it’s highly recommended to hire a mold removal professional to do the job than doing it by alone.