How To Remove Mold

Mold is a fungus that can grow in warm and moist environments. It can easily grow in bathrooms or kitchens, and it can also grow in other parts of your home as well. If you have mold or mildew growing in your home, you first need to figure out the moisture problem to help you get rid of the mold and prevent it from returning. Then you have to clean the mold yourself. Continue reading for information to help you remove mold from your home.

Find The Moisture Problem 

Look in the area where you have mold and see what is causing the moisture issue. If you have a leak in your roof, you need to have it repaired. You can find the leak if you see water stains in the area, or behind your walls. Figure out where your moisture is coming from and then make the repairs as needed. If your moisture issue is in the bathroom or kitchen, it may be caused by poor ventilation. In this case, you need to either add more ventilation or install a fan in these areas to correct the moisture problem.

Clean The Mold

Clean the mold by using a bleach and water solution. Add bleach to a spray bottle and spray the mold. Use a scrub brush to remove the mold. You can also use a store-bought mold removing spray as well. If need be, allow the spray to sit on the mold to help remove it, then scrub the mold away. If you have mold on caulking, such as in a bathroom or kitchen, you can remove the caulk and install new caulk.

Remove The Mold

If you have mold behind your walls, as in a leak that affected your drywall and the studs behind your wall, you need to remove the affected areas to remove the mold. To do this, you'll have to remove the drywall that was affected, then inspect the studs behind the walls. Once exposed, you can see how much of the interior of the wall was affected. If the studs appear moist, you need to allow them to dry out, then you can paint them with a primer that will help prevent mold from seeping through. Allow the primer to dry, then install new drywall over the studs.

If you have a problem with mold in your home, you first need to figure out what is causing the mold in the first place, then make the necessary repairs. Then you need to clean and remove the mold from your home to prevent it from returning.

If necessary, contact a mold removal company to help fix your mold issue from your home properly.