If you’ve got a small patch of mold, less than 10 square feet, according to the State of Florida, you can try to deal with it on your own. Though most experts would not recommend dealing with any type of mold on your own, some people think this is a great way to save money. You do run the risk of getting a worse mold problem later down the line, but if you are going to try to clean up a bit of mold on your own, it’s important to know about how to clean it.
Many people think that vinegar is a great, natural way to clean up mold. It’s true that vinegar is a natural cleanser that kills some types of mold and some bacteria, but vinegar is not a catch-all solution for mold. Vinegar only kills 80% of types of mold. A more sure fire anti mold solution would be to mix vinegar with a bit of hydrogen peroxide, borax, salt or baking soda. However never drink vinegar with bleach, because that could lead to a chemical reaction that creates a poisonous gas that will harm you and your family. In addition, lots of people are unsure if bleach is even effective on mold, and many believe it can actually make mold problems worse.
If you do clean up a mold problem on your own, and you notice that it comes back after a cleaning, then it is time to call the professionals because it seems you’ve got a very persistent mold infestation. You have to be careful when cleaning mold. You will need to wear protective gear such as gloves, goggles and maybe even a respirator mask. If you are a person who has mold allergies or sensitivities, you shouldn’t be the one cleaning, and you will need to keep kids, pets, elderly people and anyone with a compromised immune system away from the mold.
If it seems like your mold problem is more than you can handle, don’t hesitate to call us here at iMold. We have the expertise and experience to kick mold to the curb while you stay safe and healthy.
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