When you discover that your house has mold, mold removal is probably at the top of your mind. You want to get rid of it – fast! But many people make mistakes that not only make it hard to removal the mold but can even make the problem worse. Below are 3 common mold removal mistakes.
1. Using Bleach
You might believe that bleach will kill mold, but it won’t. All it does is bleach the mold spores’ color. The mold isn’t actually killed, just harder to see and therefore harder to remove.
2. Covering Mold Up
Even though mold-resistant paint is going to make your house look more attractive, you’re only covering up your problem. If you’re painting over mold, it’s going to continue growing under the paint. Make sure you’re thoroughly cleaning surfaces infested with mold and take care of the moisture problems. Then you can use the paint.
3. Saving Lost Causes
When there’s mold on a surface, you can get rid of those spores. However, when it’s in porous materials like wallpaper, wood or upholstery, it’s a lot harder to clean. Trying to eradicate the infestations is going to be a temporary solution and you often have worse long-term problems. It’s better to get rid of the infested materials.
When you have mold, remember these mistakes and avoid making them if you can. They will make your home a lot more comfortable to live in and they will help you with getting rid of your mold problem. If you can’t handle mold removal on your own, it’s always a better choice to call in a professional to do it for you.