Mold Cleaning

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated October 26, 2015)

2

Some cleaning responsibilities are important not only for the sake of keeping an area looking nice, but also for the health of you and those around you. Some messes can be toxic and harmful, and these are the areas that must be cleaned as soon as possible.

Mold is a common problem in many buildings and homes. This fungus can appear in different areas for various reasons, and it favors warm, humid places where the air is stale. Although not all kinds of mold are toxic, many are harmful to inhale or touch, and they can also stain and damage surfaces.

If you find that there is mold in your home, don't panic. You can usually get rid of it with some simple cleaning steps. But first of all, you need to figure out what has caused the mold to flourish in a particular area and try to fix the problem. For instance, if you find mold in the bathroom, consider opening a window after the shower is used or install an air vent. This will allow airflow and will make the area less hospitable to mold. If the reason for growth is unclear, consider having someone inspect the area to locate the source. If you don't eliminate the source of mold growth, it will probably grow back even after cleaning.

To clean mold, you have a couple of options. If the problem is especially serious, you should hire a professional to clean it up. These technicians are experienced and can take care of the problem properly. If the mold growth isn't too bad, you should be fine taking care of it on your own. The ease of removal also depends on the surface. On porous surfaces, for example, the mold might be impossible to remove, requiring you to have such surfaces (like carpet) removed.

To clean non-porous surfaces of mold, you can find certain cleaners that will remove the mold with ease. You can also make your own. Use bleach and water mixture and spray on the mold, scrubbing thoroughly. Rinse the area and wipe the water off. To prevent mold from appearing again, keep the area as dry as possible and be sure the room is well-ventilated.

Some mold problems are mild and easy to clean, but others can be extremely hazardous. Be sure that you are properly equipped with safety gear when cleaning mold, and do you best to eliminate the source so it can't return.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

MORE FROM DORIS

Keep Cats Away from Talcum Powder

You may not have thought of talcum powder as dangerous, but for your cat it can be. Try and keep talcum powder away from ...

Discover More

Flat-Coated Retriever

Popular in Great Britain, the Flat-coated Retriever is known as the gamekeeper's dog. His intelligence and ease with ...

Discover More

Norwegian Elkhound

Bold, strong and energetic, the Norwegian Elkhound is ideal for hunting large game. He is highly intelligent and very ...

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Removing Eyeliner Stains

A toothbrush is a handy scrubbing tool for getting rid of eyeliner marks. Use a toothbrush and dish soap, makeup remover, ...

Discover More

Removing Magic Marker Stains

Some permanent marker stains may never come out, but there are several methods you can use for marker stains that will ...

Discover More

Removing Grass Stains

Most stain-removing products work well on grass stains, but it's good to have several methods to get these common stains ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is three more than 3?

2015-10-26 17:47:15

MSilva

The best way to get rid of mold is to cover your nose and mouth with a towel so you don't breath the fumes and put straight bleach in a spray bottle and spray till wet. let dry and repeat until all mold is gone. If you have mold on an item that can be moved outside spray it outside and put it in the sunlight watch the mold disappear


2015-10-26 08:29:15

Terry Belanger

What is the ratio of the water/bleach mixture?
Thanks.


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.