Mold can be a serious issue in houses, especially if there are any moisture problems. As shown in this video, spores can grow on various surfaces. What’s more, they can be harmful to health. Because of this, it’s crucial to remove mold as soon as you spot it. The first thing is to deal with any moisture problems.
Fix any leaks, put in some exhaust fans, clear gutters and downspouts, and run a dehumidifier. Once you’ve taken care of that, you can then remove the mold.
To eliminate mold on hard surfaces, just throw on some protective gear and grab a special detergent that kills mold. When dealing with porous surfaces, mix equal parts white vinegar and water or use bleach. And if you’ve got some small patches, ammonia should do the trick. This mold removal video has all the details on how to get rid of mold from inside and outside surfaces.
Once you’ve dealt with the moisture issue, it’s time to remove the mold. Bob suggests using a bleach solution or a store-bought mold remover. That way, you remove it from solid surfaces. As for things like carpets and drywall, you might have to replace them entirely. For porous surfaces, like drywall, whip up a 50/50 mix of undiluted white vinegar and water. Don’t mix ammonia with bleach or any other cleaning products – that’s a recipe for disaster.