Often times mold removal may be a bit too much for the use of a natural remedy. Luckily, there are numerous commercial mold removal methods and products at your disposal. As with any type of mold removal, the first step is to ensure that the area is dry and free of any standing water or leaks.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to decide on which mold removal methods to use. Below we’ve detailed several options.
An easily accessible mold removal chemical that is generally found in most homes is bleach. This enemy of mold kills all existing growth, mold spores, and is fairly cheap. Sadly, this chemical comes with a downside. Bleach can only be used on smooth surfaces such as tile, glass, showers, bathtubs, etc. Avoid using bleach on fabrics or carpets as it can stain them white or colorless.
A non-toxic and EPA approved option of mold removal is concrobium. Considered less detrimental than bleach, Concrobium works to not only kill mold spores but also greatly reduce future mold growth.
Concrobium can be used on most surfaces including wood, tile, stone, plastic, and other surfaces. Concrobium is more expensive than bleach but can be used on a larger variety of surfaces and lacks the harmful chemicals bleach contains.
Mold Fogging Products
One of the better mold removal methods is the use of a fogger. Foggers are designed to remove mold, reduce mold odors, and prevent mold from growing in the future. They are useful for covering and ridding larger areas of mold growth. Foggers are especially useful for hard to get to reach areas such as crawl spaces, basements, and attics.
Foggers kill most types of mold including Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Fusarium. The use of a fogger tends to be more cost-efficient and labor proficient in terms of dollars spent and time saved.
Negative Air Pressure
To prevent the spread of mold spores throughout the home you can opt to use a negative air pressure machine. These machines use a process called “ducting” to suck the air out of a room and relocate it outside.
Negative air pressure machines are a great way to filter the air and ensure that an area is free of mold spores.
HEPA (high-efficiency particle absolute) vacuums are very useful for mold removal. If an area of your home is highly susceptible to mold, frequent use of a HEPA vacuum can also help prevent future mold growth.
It always pays to be well prepared for whatever the future brings. This is also why you should have a restoration company you know and trust. Mission Restorations has experts in fire, water, and mold restoration. If ever in need of services, don’t hesitate to call the best damage restoration team in Charlotte and its surrounding areas at 704-727-2000.