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post #1 of Old 02-03-2010, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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What can you do to effectively remove molds?

Generally, you have two options in getting mod remediation done. You can choose to conduct the removal process by yourself or you can hire professionals to do the work. There is actually something that can be considered as a rule for this. If the infestation is less than 10 sq. ft. wide, then it is possible for you to treat the moldy item or surface by yourself. However, if the width is more than that, then you must hire mold contractors.

For specific things that you can do to effectively remove molds, there is a long list as each mold case may require distinct requirements and steps.
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post #2 of Old 03-22-2010, 06:00 AM
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You can easily solve the molds problem yourself. Most likely the mold is grown in humidity place, just like kitchen. If you keep clean the humid place properly so I think you can get rid of mold problem in your home without hiring a professional.

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post #3 of Old 07-23-2010, 01:16 AM
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Smile Some tips to effectively remove molds

Hello Friends,

I am running my own Mold Removal company in Florida.Here are some tips & process to remove molds by your self i hope it may be useful to you....

=> Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and counter tops by scrubbing with a non-ammonia soap or detergent. (Do not mix ammonia and bleach; the fumes are toxic.)

=> It is impossible to completely remove mold from porous surfaces such as paper, Sheetrock (drywall) and carpet padding, so these materials should be removed and discarded.

=> Scrubbing may not completely remove mold growth on structural wood, such as wall studs, so it may need to be removed by sanding.

=> Wear personal protective gear and isolate the work area from the rest of the home.

=> After the mold is removed, disinfect the area using a bleach and water solution or another disinfectant.

=> The amount of bleach recommended per gallon of water varies considerably. A clean surface requires less bleach than a dirty surface. A solution of 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water should be adequate for clean surfaces.

=> The surface must remain wet for about 15 minutes to allow the solution to disinfect. Concentrations as high as 1 cups of bleach per gallon of water are recommended for wood and concrete surfaces that could not be thoroughly cleaned.

=> Provide adequate ventilation during disinfecting and wear rubber gloves.

=> Finally, rinse the entire area with clean water, and then rapidly dry the surfaces.

=> Use fans and dehumidifiers or natural ventilation that exchanges inside air with outside air.
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post #4 of Old 11-09-2011, 11:30 PM
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There are several products and solutions you can use to kill and remove mold. Some of the most effective mold removal products include:
Hydrogen peroxide
Baking soda
Tea tree oil
Grapefruit seed extrac
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post #5 of Old 11-28-2011, 01:45 PM
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You don't even have to use harsh chemicals such as bleach. Soap and water will clean mold just as good as anything else. The goal is to remove as much mold as possible without wiping and spreading it to other areas.
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post #6 of Old 05-23-2012, 07:06 AM
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Mold can be remove by using some good cleaning products. Also you can contact one professional and reputed cleaning service that will be more better idea whicg gives you much effective results then by doing your own.
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We use a product called Benefect. It's made from plant extracts. Does a very nice job.
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post #8 of Old 07-17-2012, 04:02 AM
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You can simply eliminate mold with household cleaning products. Mold is in all places. It is a form of yeast that grows from minute spores that hang in the air, to remove molds by using some products like baking soda, detergent, bleach, vinegar etc…
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Safety come first at the time of removing molds. It will best to use a mask or respirator which will act as an air filter and so that mold spores will prevented from getting into your lungs. Also use the rubber gloves and eye protectors. With the usage of these safety equipment, I suggested you to dispose them immediately after using it.
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post #10 of Old 03-01-2013, 10:39 PM
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a little bleach with a warm water.. or you can use vinegar, a good agent in removing molds.

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post #11 of Old 04-09-2013, 09:32 AM
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I was reading an article a couple of days ago about preventing mould with
natural remedies, which stated that it is possible to put salt in a little
bowl in a room to be used as dehumidifier.

It advises you to put 100 grams of salt in an organza bag and then put this
on the tap of the plastic bowl (it is necessary to make some holes prior to
this). Then it is possible to close the bowl. The salt will capture the
water in the air and this will be collected in the bowl. It says that 100g
is enough for a 4x4 metre room.
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You mentioned items like Bleach, Borax, or Vinegar. How effective are these solutions across the spectrum of mold usually found?
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Black mold in your home or office can be a potentially deadly threat to the health and well-being of anyone exposed to the toxic fungi. Easily airborne, black mold spores can be inhaled into a person’s lungs, where they can cause severe respiratory issues, blood-borne toxicity, and other physical ailments that could be fatal if not detected quickly enough or treated properly.

Here are a few things you should know about testing your home or office for these potentially deadly microbes:

Signs of Black Mold

You may want to consider having your home or office professionally tested for the presence of black mold if you’ve had a water leak in or behind any walls of your home, you detect a musty smell but cannot find the source, or you can see the visible presence of black mold in areas of your home or office.

Home Testing Kits

You can purchase a home testing kit at most hardware stores that will either give you a rapid result or require that you mail a sample to a laboratory for analysis. While these kits are easy to use and typically inexpensive, they may not be as accurate as professional testing.

Professional Inspection

While you can do it yourself, it is recommended that you let professional mold removal experts inspect your property for the presence of black mold. They have experience in mold detection and access to tools and utilities that you may not, giving them an advantage over DIY testing kits.
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Even after removing mould you will need to get rid of the odours, try an odour neutraliser... remove-odour.com
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If your house has been in a flood there's a good chance you will end up with a mold problem. After a flood the best thing you can do is contact a mold remediation company or water damage specialist who performs cleans ups of flooded homes.Thanks for great sharing.
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The key to stopping most mold is to control dampness. The worst infestations usually occur in damp crawlspaces, in attics and walls where water has leaked in from the outside, and in basements with poor foundation drainage. Stopping leaks, ensuring good ventilation in attics, keeping crawlspaces dry and routing water away from the foundation are the best defenses.

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post #17 of Old 07-26-2016, 01:37 AM
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Mold growth on the carpet, furniture or upholstery must be cleaned soon as it can cause damage to the fibres. Due to the excess moisture in the home can lead to mold growth.
Some of the most effective mold removal products include:

Soft washing detergent
Baking soda
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