Mold Mitigation and Removal – Gold Coast Flood & Mold Specialists

The Equipment You Need During Mold Mitigation

Mold Mitigation San Diego CAThe first thing you need is protective clothing and equipment when removing the mold. During the mold mitigation process, mold spores change and spread through the air, meaning that they are more likely to breathe or inhale potentially toxic spores. That’s why you should cover your whole body with clothing and also need a mask or respirator with a dust filter, glasses, and gloves.

Mold Containing

When removing the mold, it is best to seal the room where you work from the rest of the house. You can use plastic film and tape, and be sure to cover all the air vents. This prevents the spread of mold in your home.

Minimize Dust

Due to dust particles, mold can be easily spread through your home. It is therefore also recommended to moisten the area in which you will be working. This will minimize the flow of dust and facilitate the entire demolding process. You can use a small bottle of water to spray the dry mold area.

Special Solutions for Different Problems

There are several solutions that you can use when removing mold from your home or business. However, not everyone will work on every type of mold. You need to find the solution that will destroy the mold you are working with, but here is a list of options:

  • Vinegar
  • Bleach
  • Borax
  • Ammonia

As mentioned above, all these solutions do not work for all molds. Make sure to consult a specialist to handle successful mold removal the first time.

Prevents the Return of Mold

After you have done the hard work to remove the mold in your house, you certainly do not want it to come back. To prevent mold from being repelled, use the solution that kills mold on moldy and non-moldy surfaces. Because of its cleanliness, it is very common for unaffected surfaces in the area to have mold spores. When these surfaces are flooded with moisture, the spores facilitate the growth of the mold. By making sure that you clean the previously affected areas as well as the environment, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of mold mitigation.

Dispose of the Mold

Once you can finally remove the mold alone or with the help of a specialist, you really need to get rid of the mold permanently. Place the item with mold in a lockable bag. Do not carry bags full of moldy objects in the house. Make sure you bring them outside straight through a window or door. This prevents mold spores from further contaminating your home. Once it’s done, you need to be free of the mold that was prevalent in your house.