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post #1 of Old 07-24-2015, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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How to remove mildew smell

If your home has been damaged by water, whether it was a busted pipe, a frozen pipe in winter or an act of God, you know how difficult water removal can be. However, once youíre done with the water removal process you may notice mildew odors that really arenít very pleasant.
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Water damages range from mild to severe. They could be caused by heavy storms, flash floods, hurricanes or leaking faucets and burst pipes. Excess water in your home or business, if not treated immediately, can cause electrical hazards, damage to your personal property and furnishings and can lead to the growth of mold.

Mold or mildew can be characterized by black spots. Exposure to mold in buildings and homes can cause serious health issues. It has also been associated with cancer. Thus, it should be taken seriously. I at Titan Restoration deal with mold everyday. It has to be remediated and a professional service is really the best option.
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That sounds too simple. Some black spots are NOT mold something else. How does an experti KNOW it is mold? Is there some sort of surface test, done in a lab???
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What should be done in worse condition? Should we call the professionals?
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First things first, you should do your research on this! Mold is not something to play around with proper masks and gloves should be used if you're getting into a harsh situation. On that note, a while ago I had to clean out a hoarder house that had severe mold along the wall paneling and the baseboards in the crevices of every closet so on and so forth. I found concrobium mold products I found at Home Depot. The line is pretty affordable. And they have different products for different uses. I ended up buying a gallon and a spray bottle of a Surface Cleaner that was paint safe. It kills mold for good . It removed full black stains down to the original paint and guarantees a barrier that will not allow mold to grow back. It has a pretty harsh smell of its own but once it has dried you can spray over it with something nice smelling and air out the house but you know that the problem is taken care of on a molecular level.
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