Chances are at some point during your lifetime your house or apartment will have some type of mold problem. Taking the proper preventative measures or reactive measures(if mold is discovered), is important to making your house a safe mold free environment.
If your mold is fairly limited or isolated to a small area in your house you likely can follow some of the many DIY techniques and successfully remove the mold.
The first step to removing mold in your house is to make sure you check all the common places where mold grows. The two primary places are in your basement(or crawl space) and around your bathroom. When you combine the two, with a bathroom in the basement you highly compound the likelihood that you have mold growing their.
DIY Mold Removal:
There are two options for DIY mold removal, first you can purchase any number of chemicals/cleaners sold online. An example of this is Krud Kutter which is a mold and mildew stain remover, plus blocker.
Another highly recommended product is Instagone Mold Remover which sells for about $20 a bottle.
You can also try some natural remedies like vinegar.
The second option is to hire a mold removal company to come in and take care of your mold issues. The benefits to this are you do not have to worry about it all the work is done for you. While it can be rather expensive, it may be worthwhile as they have all of the commercial grade safety gear, equipment and cleaners.
This also ensures you will not get sick from mold exposure while working to remove the mold.
Unfortunately mold removal companies can be fairly expensive. For a small job it would make much more sense to tackle it yourself, the removal can actually go fairly quickly, but if you have high concentrations of mold it only makes sense to call in a professional so they can check to make sure it is not in your walls or duct work.
Post time: 05-09-2017