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davjohnston77 06-01-2011 03:14 PM

Mold Cleaning Tips
 
  • Mold spores remain allergenic and toxic even when dead.
  • Porous materials (e.g., carpet, sheetrock) from which microbial growth cannot be adequately cleaned must be removed from the building.
  • Boric acid (borax) or hydrogen peroxide is very effective at killing molds. They do not have an odor and are recommended for people with chemical sensitivities. However, small minorities of people have reported sensitivities to boric acid.
  • Vacuuming may temporarily increase exposure to mold spores. The spores can pass through ordinary vacuum bags and remain suspended in the air for hours or days. Central vacuums that vent outside are recommended, or vacuums fitted with HEPA filters and micro-filtration vacuum bags to help minimize this exposure.
  • Carpet cleaning should be performed by trained professionals that utilize hot water extraction. Ensure that the cleaned carpets dry out in less than 24 hours. Chemical cleaning methods can leave a residue that attracts soil and other contaminants.
  • A HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air cleaner, with or without a charcoal filter, can be utilized in addition to source removal and ventilation to remove unwanted airborne contaminants. Relying on an air cleaner alone to solve a significant mold problem is insufficient.

MikeFromHC 06-02-2011 01:33 PM

Mold that grows in corners and on window ledges and which "comes back" rapidly may be an indication of extensive growth within walls.

lisaheader 06-03-2011 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeFromHC (Post 21881)
Mold that grows in corners and on window ledges and which "comes back" rapidly may be an indication of extensive growth within walls.

and do you got any ideas how to get rid of such thing?

MikeFromHC 06-03-2011 02:05 PM

Not much can be done from a "cleaning" position.
Cut a little hole in the wall for inspection and hope you are wrong.
If not then it's probably going to mean dry wall replacement and finding out the source of the problem which usually involves water being in places it's not supposed to be.

melijack 05-17-2012 08:50 AM

Mold cleaning is very tedious job and I always prefer good cleaner for the mold cleaning.

rubyluise 06-15-2012 05:54 AM

In the market you can get many mold professional cleaner, they will give you best services. Or else you can switch to just scrubbing on mold with detergent or water and keep it dry. That will also beneficial for you.

michaelvaugan 12-14-2012 04:37 AM

Mold is not just nasty to look at but it's produced lots of health problem and it creates bad effect. If you want to solve your mold issue then various mold test kits available then you can eliminate the problem.

bloun 12-14-2012 08:20 AM

Has anyone tried removing mold with Hydrogen Peroxide? It is a good alternative to chlorine bleach since id doesn't produce toxic fumes or leave behind toxic residue like chlorine bleach does.
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oliverbuxten 12-26-2012 10:37 AM

As you all know that mold is not good for the health. The walls on which it grows is also look bad. So it should be clear and clean. You should treat it as per the type of molds. Make sure that it doesn't come back.

david3166 02-24-2013 11:15 PM

Mold could causing allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins, or causing fungal infection. It is really dangerous.

Maids a la Mode 03-12-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by david3166 (Post 45313)
Mold could causing allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins, or causing fungal infection. It is really dangerous.

Especially dangerous is that evil black mold!

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johnystrong 03-22-2013 01:42 AM

This tips are really useful . How can differentiate between Mildew and Mold?any idea

Maid to Shine 03-22-2013 11:42 AM

watch out, hydrogen peroxide will degrade the grout and make it fall apart!

Preston Cleaners 03-27-2013 02:07 PM

Chlorine Bleach is a useful option however, industrial strength mould removers are available without any toxic effect. This is the safer & more effective way of cleaning mould

johnystrong 04-06-2013 03:01 AM

Dehumidification
 
Molds can be found where moisture is present and can grow with humidity.Mold growth my be possible after any of water damage and Flood damage.In many cases Hidden mold can not be found so Dehumidification process can be helpful to detect and remove mold .

SI Restoration 04-16-2013 04:12 PM

An age-old axiom warns consumers with six simple words: “You get what you pay for.” While driving a hard bargain may help shoppers looking for a good deal, paying for safe, efficient mold removal service is extremely important when protecting an investment like your home.


Don't settle for inexpensive alternatives.

SI Restoration 04-16-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeFromHC (Post 21887)
Not much can be done from a "cleaning" position.
Cut a little hole in the wall for inspection and hope you are wrong.
If not then it's probably going to mean dry wall replacement and finding out the source of the problem which usually involves water being in places it's not supposed to be.

Finding the source of the moisture is excellent advice. Even if mold is removed, not rectifying the water source will only allow mold to regrow.

Be sure to wear respirators and goggles and cutting around any mold. Also, try to contain the spot being cut as best as possible. Spores can go airborne and affect other areas of the home!

melvinpowell 04-17-2013 03:12 AM

There are many important mold cleaning tips, but one essential tip is to dry moist areas immediately after wetness occurs. This is especially important if your home has been flooded or there has been a serious leak.

SkweekyKleen 04-26-2013 05:41 AM

what equipment do people find is the most effective for mould removal?

alicenikolic 05-10-2013 09:32 AM

mold cleaning with vinegar
 
I agree to all points you mentioned there but I generally use vinegar to clean up molds. Vinegar is a mild acid which can kill 82% of mold species. Since vinegar is non-toxic and does not give off dangerous fumes, it also has the advantages of being natural and safe.


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