Mould Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts
Mould often grows in buildings where moisture levels are not kept under control. This type of fungi can cause respiratory health issues and property deterioration. Thus, it’s important to know how to prevent mould, as well as how to remove mould. Once faced with a mould problem, property owners need to decide whether to attempt to clean it themselves or call a professional. Here are our recommendations.
How to remove mould
- Action must be taken immediately. When noticing mould, property owners should deal with it themselves or call a professional to treat large mould-affected areas as soon as possible.
- Bleach should not be used. Bleach removes topical mould growth but doesn’t address the underlying moisture problem. In fact, if bleach and water are used to clean mould, it can result in faster mould growth. Household detergent may be used instead.
- Safety must be ensured. Because mould can cause health problems, those who clean it must wear gloves, a dust mask, and eye protection.
- The source of the moisture must be fixed. Since mould grows on wet or moist surfaces, it is important to first fix the water problems before cleaning. The leaks that produce moisture should be identified and fixed.
- Cleaning the mould-affected surfaces — Once the moisture problem has been fixed, mould can be removed by scrubbing a mixture of household detergent and water on the surface.
- The affected areas should be dried. After cleaning the mould, the areas must be dried in order to prevent mould growth from reoccurring. Fans can be used to speed up the drying process.
- Even if the area is relatively small, we recommend contacting PuroClean’s mould remediation experts. They identify the moisture source and rescue and restore the affected surfaces using state-of-the-art equipment, techniques, and processes.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. In other words, immediate action is essential in stopping a mould problem before it escalates: follow our 10 Best Tips for Mould Prevention.
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Efforts by well-meaning homeowners can actually exacerbate mould growth. Also, using UV light or high-heat drying has only temporary benefits and can be harmful to people, pets, plants, wood, and plastics. And, consumers are often confused by thinking that mould-resistant means mould-proof. It does not.
PuroClean’s mould removal services are comprehensive, encompassing mould remediation, mould and mildew odour removal, as well as cleaning and sanitation. This process is done by PuroClean technicians, trained and certified in the latest technologies. We work with environmental hygienists and laboratories to protect families and businesses from dangerous mould situations. For mould removal services, call PuroClean right away!