Mold will affect almost every home at some point, but not all mold growths require a visit from remediation professionals.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of [water damage restoration and mold removal services in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on how to safely remove mold using everyday household items. Mold will affect almost every home at some point, but not all mold growths require a visit from remediation professionals.
Mold is dangerous because it can cause or aggravate a number of health hazards, everything from mild allergic reactions, skin irritations, and sneezing, up to more serious matters such as asthma attacks, neurological disorders, and in some cases, even lung cancer.
Mold can be prevented by keeping the home dry, and humidity levels at or below 45%. Wet areas or leaks should be fixed as soon as they are discovered, as it only takes about 24-48 hours for mold to appear. Dehumidifiers can be used to keep areas dry, and clean gutters will prevent leakage into other areas of the home. Air conditioners and dry air heaters can be used to reduce humidity, and cold surfaces should be covered with insulation.
Not all mold growths require professional or specialized attention. Smaller growths can be removed using a number of common home remedies, such as plain vinegar, which is sprayed onto moldy areas, allowed to sit, and then simply wiped away.
Tree tea oil also works well, using 2 cups combined with 2 cups of water and sprayed onto the growth. It wipes away all traces of the mold as well as the accompanying musty odor.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be used, a 3% mixture boosted with vinegar and used on smooth surfaces. Baking soda may be similarly used as an abrasive scrub designed to remove mildew.
Vodka is another mold killing agent that can be spritzed straight into the mold growth.
Smaller mold growths may be eliminated fairly easily through these simple steps, however larger infestations may require the services of a trained mold remediation professional.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and [mold remediation in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.