If you recently found that you have a mold issue inside your home, there are a few simple steps you can take to try and remediate the problem yourself before having to call a professional company.
Some mold problems can be tackled easily and don’t always require an expensive procedure.
In this post, we’ll show you two simple tricks you can try for how to get rid of mold in house quickly and easily.
Note: If you have a large mold problem, then you’ll need to fix the source of the issue before trying the steps below. Most mold occurs in damp areas and to stop it completely you must control this dampness. Common causes include water leaks, poor ventilation or bad drainage. Look for these types of problems first before using the tips below.
Additionally, you may want to find out if you have a mold allergy. Here are the top mold allergy symptoms and exposure risks factors.
Clean the Moldy Surface
The first step in getting rid of a mold infestation is to properly clean the surfaces that it is located on. You have two options for doing this:
- Use a home made bleach solution
- Purchase a mold removing spray
A bleach solution is easy to make and is actually recommended on the Centers for Disease Control website. To make it, mix 1 cup of household bleach to 1 gallon of water.
When using this solution be sure to open all windows and doors so that fresh air circulates through the room. Not doing so could result in health related issues. Always wear eye protection and rubber gloves when working this this solution. Wipe down all areas that have mold on them until they are gone.
If you’d rather buy a pre-made mold removal solution, the best one to get is Mold Armour Instant Mold and Mildew Remover. This product comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle and can be found online at Amazon.com or most hardware stores.
Use this spray just as you would the bleach solution. Wipe it on, let it sit, and then wipe it off to clean up mold on surfaces.
Follow Up with an Air Purifier
After you clean up the mold issues on visible surfaces, you have one more key step to complete.
Unfortunately, mold spores can still live in areas that physical mold cannot. Plus, these spores are easily circulated throughout the room. Getting rid of visible mold is one thing but breathing in mold spores can be detrimental to your health.
What you want to do next is install an air purifier in the room that had the mold issues. This device will suck in and trap and existing mold spores that have formed and/or are floating around in the air space.
There are three important features you want to look for on an air purifier that is best for eliminating mold. These include a True HEPA filter, Ultra Violet Light and an Activated Carbon filter.
To learn more about how an air cleaner can work wonders for your home, take a look at this post on the best air purifier for mold removal here.