Mold can harm your family’s health and make your home unsafe. Mold releases spores that can aggravate respiratory conditions and eat away organic materials, potentially damaging the very foundation of your home.
These problems are compounded by the difficulty of removing mold. Enchantment Roofing, your go-to company for new roof construction services, shares some tips on getting rid of mold below.
Choosing a Cleaning Solution
There are a variety of mold cleaners in supermarkets and hardware stores, ranging from mild to strong. If the mold infestation is particularly severe, you may need to use a stronger chemical solution. Listed below are the common cleaning solutions, from the mildest to the strongest.
Baking Soda – This is perhaps the safest solution to use. Add one part of baking soda to five parts of water to create a mild cleaning solution.
Vinegar – Vinegar is a slightly stronger but equally safe cleaning solution. Mix it with equal parts water in a spray bottle.
Detergents – Detergents can be used to make a mild cleaning solution. Follow the instructions on the packaging.
Bleach – If none of the aforementioned was able to remove the mold, use a solution containing bleach. Just be sure to open a window to let out the fumes. Add one part of bleach to three parts water to make an effective solution.
Make sure to spray the solution on a small area first to see how the wall reacts.
Cover Your Floor and Move Your Furniture Away
The solution might spill onto your floor or nearby furniture; cover your floor with a plastic drop cloth to prevent stains and move your furniture away from the wall.
Use an Electric Fan
Once you’re done scrubbing the mold-infested wall, point an electric fan towards it to dry it. This ensures mold won’t start to form again. If however, the mold from your drywall still can’t be removed, you may need to have it replaced.
One way to prevent mold formation on vulnerable parts of your home, most notably your roof, is by using material that’s resistant to mold, such as metal roofing systems. Mold can’t eat away at inorganic materials like metal.
And since moisture is crucial to mold formation, only hire experienced and qualified contractors. Improper installation can result in gaps that can let in moisture.
Enchantment Roofing is a contractor more than two decades’ worth of experience and offers a wide range of premium roofing options, including modified bitumen roofing and metal roofing systems. To get a free estimate, call us at (505) 780-4616 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Taos, NM.
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