You have probably heard of black mold. You have also probably heard that it is not a good thing if your house has it. The good news is that if you have it, there are ways of getting rid of it. The experts at Precision Mold Removal want to share with you the best tips to make sure this happens. If it seems overwhelming or you believe the most is more than you think you can handle, it’s always a good idea to contact experts that can help you with it.
Keep reading to find out how to get rid of black mold.
The first point that should be covered if why black mold is so dangerous. You may not actually know, but the word “black” in it makes it seem that much scarier. Having black mold can end up being a very costly ordeal. It can also cause many health issues. This is one of the reasons you want to get rid of the most quickly. The most common symptoms of black mold are that affects the respiratory response. This includes coughing, sneezing, irritated eyes, rashes, headaches and much more.
There are many steps in removing black mold. Each step requires time, so it is important to have patience and realize that it is not going to go away overnight. First, you will remove any moisture from the area that is being affected by the black mold. If you have any leaks, it is important to take care of those. If those are not taken care of, the mold is more likely to come back.
The next step is to seal off the entire house. This includes doorways, windows and anywhere that air can get in. You will put plastic over them and seal it with duct tape. If you go into a room and there is an outdoor opening, make sure to put a fan near it and open the windows as much as possible.
One thing that you want to keep in mind is to always wear a respirator or even a facemask when working in these conditions. We talked about the effects of black mold earlier, even a facemask will help to prevent getting these effects. You will also want to cover your skin so that there is never any body contact with the mold.
When you go to a convenience store or any store like Walmart, there will be commercial products that will help you to remove the black mold. You can also use bleach, but it is important to ensure it will not damage the surface that has the black mold on it. Many people like using bleach because it is inexpensive and you probably already have it in your home. It’s also important to remember to never mix bleach with ammonia. This can produce additional toxins. A quick Google search using what your walls are made out of will help solve this answer. Otherwise, it may ruin them. Make sure that you leave any cleaning materials that you are using such as a sponge in a garbage bag and to never use it again for another cleaning. Not only do you not want to use it again because of the black mold, but you also do not want to because of the chemicals being used. Make sure that you leave the solution to sit for at least 10 minutes before moving onto the next step.
The final step is to clean the area. Once the chemicals have done their work, clean the area that has the black mold. Try and use a soft bristled brush so that it really helps to get the area cleaner. After this, you will rinse and dry the entire area. If there is still any mold after this, you want to put water and rinse the area that had the mold with clean water. Once all the mold is clean and off, you will wipe the area down with a towel. If there is any mold that is still growing, this will prevent it from continuing or even growing back.
Here are a few ingredients that people like using to remove black mold:
- Bleach and vinegar together
- Tea Tree Oil
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Borax and vinegar
As you can see, there are many different ways to remove the black mold, with that said, almost every process is different. That means that if you are going to use tea tree oil to remove your black mold, make sure that you ask an expert, a friend or at least Google how to remove it. This process will differ from if you are using baking soda. That is why there is no simple answer for how to remove black mold. The process is very similar, but you want to make sure the process you are using will work for your conditions and your home.
Although it’s great if you are able to get it all gone just like that. There are cases when it is important to call experts. Mold can be difficult to get off, especially when you have drywall in your home. If you have tried the steps above and you still see black mold, make sure that you give experts a call. You will also want to if the area of black mold that is affected is large.
We are always here to answer your questions. We understand that finding black mold can suddenly be a very stressful situation. Not only can it be a scary feeling of uncertainty, but it can end up being hazardous to you and your families health. For more information on removing black mold, contact us today!