Mold remediation can be said as a process through which mold infestation is removed and cleaned with the use of non-professional or professional methods. This process is crucial in those cases where there is significant growth of mold in most parts of the building. The possible areas inside a building are the carpets, dry walls, and the ceilings and thus posing health hazards to the dwellers inside a building. The following remediation measures in various parts of a building can be applied with little effort and involves the use of chemicals and cleaners so as to prevent the future growth.
Mold infestation is commonly found in the bathrooms especially on the shower stalls, walls, bathtubs, and floors. For mold remediation, it is recommended that a mixture of a cup of chlorine and five liters of water to be used. They are the then applied to the infested areas. Extra caution should be exercised so that no the mixture do not spill to the skin. This can be done by wearing hand gloves. With the use of bristle brush, the chlorine is spread by scrubbing gently. Also the bathroom curtains can be soaked in the mixture for sometime before hanging again. This method achieves the desired results within a short period of time.
Rugs and mattresses are also the main areas where mold can be seen. This is due to the fact that they are always wet. Mold remediation is a simple task and it requires washing and then applying shampoo on them. The mold are then brushed off then dried off in the sun for sometime till they are dried. However, to make sure that they eliminated completely, it is recommended that fungicides are sprayed on them so that the mold does not replicate in the future.
It is also worth noting that all leather household items are not spared from the mold infestations. This includes the shoes and bags. A mix of denatured alcohol and water are applied then brushed off thoroughly. After a thorough brushing, a soft and a clean cloth dipped into the mixture then rubbed against mold spots. Finally, place the leather items in sun before storing them. This method can be favored by many people as a mold remediation strategy as it uses the locally available alcohol. It is also possible that fabric items that are constantly on water and that cannot be hand washed can be infested. It is recommended that use of vacuum cleaners or dry cleaners can perfectly eliminate them. Those that can be washed by the dry cleaners it is advised to use detergents that are known to do away with mold. However, after rinsing the fabric materials, it is not advisable to dry them in a cloth dryer but instead, dry them in the sun. Clothes dryer will make it difficult for mold stains to be removed.
Mold remediation should be a proactive approach by preventing and controlling them by limiting the moisture content in the building. Ares like the leaking pipes and roofs should be repaired and if not possible, dry them the leaked water often. Any contaminated areas like walls in the bathrooms should be washed as early as possible with soapy warm water. Any moldy tiles and carpeting materials should be disposed off so as to reduce the chances of replicating in the future periods.