Mold Cleaning Tips - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 06-01-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
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.
davjohnston77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 06-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 66
Mold that grows in corners and on window ledges and which "comes back" rapidly may be an indication of extensive growth within walls.
MikeFromHC is offline  
post #3 of Old 06-03-2011, 03:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: London
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeFromHC View Post
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?

lisaheader is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of Old 06-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 66
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.
MikeFromHC is offline  
post #5 of Old 05-17-2012, 07:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 155
Mold cleaning is very tedious job and I always prefer good cleaner for the mold cleaning.
melijack is offline  
post #6 of Old 06-15-2012, 04:54 AM
Senior Member
 
rubyluise's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 111
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.
rubyluise is offline  
post #7 of Old 12-14-2012, 03:37 AM
Member
 
michaelvaugan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
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.

Bench seating Components
michaelvaugan is offline  
post #8 of Old 12-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 101
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.
________________________________________
Jacksonville House Cleaning Services
- Clean4Real
bloun is offline  
post #9 of Old 12-26-2012, 09:37 AM
Junior Member
 
oliverbuxten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 12
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.
oliverbuxten is offline  
post #10 of Old 02-24-2013, 10:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 93
Mold could causing allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins, or causing fungal infection. It is really dangerous.
david3166 is offline  
post #11 of Old 03-12-2013, 01:52 PM
Member
 
Maids a la Mode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by david3166 View Post
Mold could causing allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins, or causing fungal infection. It is really dangerous.
Especially dangerous is that evil black mold!

Professional Maid Service
Maids a la Mode is offline  
post #12 of Old 03-22-2013, 12:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 54
This tips are really useful . How can differentiate between Mildew and Mold?any idea
johnystrong is offline  
post #13 of Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Maid to Shine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 156
watch out, hydrogen peroxide will degrade the grout and make it fall apart!
Maid to Shine is offline  
post #14 of Old 03-27-2013, 01:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 33
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
Preston Cleaners is offline  
post #15 of Old 04-06-2013, 02:01 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 54
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 .
johnystrong is offline  
post #16 of Old 04-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
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 is offline  
post #17 of Old 04-16-2013, 03:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeFromHC View Post
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!
SI Restoration is offline  
post #18 of Old 04-17-2013, 02:12 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 12
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.
melvinpowell is offline  
post #19 of Old 04-26-2013, 04:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 41
what equipment do people find is the most effective for mould removal?

Skweeky Kleen are Carpet Cleaners Bristol
SkweekyKleen is offline  
post #20 of Old 05-10-2013, 08:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 41
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.
alicenikolic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Specialized cleaning coredomestic Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 17 06-10-2019 08:25 AM
Basement Mold Removal Tips mold removal tampa Residential Cleaning 60 05-25-2019 05:07 AM
Day Cleaning Procedures in Office Cleaning New York BusyBee Business 4 08-12-2014 10:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome