Mold is among the “guests” that no one would want in your home – annoying and stubborn, difficult to expel. Cleaning is a task to be undertaken not just for aesthetic purposes, but pragmatic ones – to ensure the health of all at home. Never underestimate against mold, especially with mold spores that appear again and again. Let us not forget that “pests” are the main culprits in most cases the development of respiratory diseases.
As we know, the main reason for the appearance of mold is moisture retention. It is therefore not at all surprising if we find mold in the bathroom. However, it may be elsewhere around the home, for example due to bad hydro isolation of the walls, floor and / or ceiling.
The discovery of the causes of mold is the first step towards solving the problem. Remove the premises as quickly as possible, because any measures that you would take to clean will result in short term solution. And you don’t want to clean mold permanently, right?
Speaking of cleaning – how would you do it? What methods you have tried so far and what results you received? It will be interesting to share. If you have not yet found the right approach for the treatment of mold, then pay attention to the lines below. As many times before, we at Monster Steamer provide you with some useful ideas that can bring things to a happy ending. You can use the guidance in your daily hygiene. You will need the help in cases of cleaning before leaving the house.
Here are our 7 ideas for dealing with mold:
- Good idea when cleaning mold is to open the windows whenever possible. The goal is the penetration of fresh air to reduce humidity in the room and to remove stuffy air. It’s good also to isolate the cleaning room from the rest of the dwelling. “Quarantine” can be completed no earlier than the moment that the mold completely disappears. Otherwise you risk spores rippling throughout the other rooms, and then, you guessed it, the problem becomes twice as large.
- From the beginning, we said that dealing with moisture is the first and essential step in dealing with mold. Quite an important task, however, often difficult to implement. In many cases, homes with aluminum and PVC mold appears as if by itself, out of nowhere, for no reason. In fact, there is reason – the windows, the joinery predisposes to increase the amount of water vapor. To deal with such problem easier, you can use high-end air conditioner and / or moisture absorber. Whichever device you choose, the results will not be late, so do not hesitate. Remember that moisture in large quantities itself is also harmful to health, even without the presence of mold.
- While we’re on topic health, let’s say that it is extremely important when cleaning the mold to be extremely cautious. Be sure to use protective equipment such as gloves, masks for mouth and nose, glasses and more. Such preventive measures may seem unnecessary, but remember that when it comes to health some precaution never suffered. And another thing – do not believe blindly on what is written on the labels of products. Even to statements that a product is harmless, keep in mind – if it’s dealing with mold, it’s strong enough and you should be careful.
- Do not attempt to clean mold from curtains, carpets, tablecloths and generally any textiles, just throw it. No, we do not exaggerate. And no, not too far such a decision. Note that the removal of mold in such cases is a lost cause. Spores “adjust” between the texture and even though seemingly everything looks clean, pretty soon you’ll be starting to see mold. We know it’s hard to part with your favorite fabrics, but in this case, it is the best solution. Your other option is to contact us. We at Monster Steamer clean with proven practical carpet cleaning methods, chemicals and equipment and guarantee you that the spores will be destroyed and fabric saved from mold.
- The choice of products is a key point. Take enough attention and trust only chemicals that are active against mold. It is better to take a more expensive product to eliminate the whole problem immediately rather than spend extra money and time wandering while trying and change various chemicals.
The main objective is to clean mold bases, so that it disappears completely. Do not be satisfied with reducing its quantity. Even the smallest gaps ensure again “blossoming” of the mold and then in the shortest possible time and on a large scale.
Consider how to reduce moisture in the bathroom. Yes, it is normal to always wet, so it is its purpose, but no one likes to bathe in the company of mold. A practical solution would be to regularly turn the fan, or failing that, at least to ventilate. Make a habit to dry after every time you take a shower.
The most effective option for dealing with mold is treating it with white vinegar. Pour the sour liquid in the sprayer and spray the problem areas. Leave an hour or two. Take your time, make sure that the vinegar has done his job. Finally, with water clean places that have been concurred by mold. Do not worry about intrusive sour smell – it will disappear after a few hours.