You need a good mold killer if you have a mold problem in your home. While there are many such products on the market, some kill mold much better than others. People may mistakenly think that cleaning products typically used in the home for things like removing soap scum from shower walls will also kill mold growing on shower walls, but this is often not the case. Other people purchase products specifically designated for mold at hardware stores or other retailers and sometimes these products may do the job but other times they don’t.
In addition, simply killing mold is not enough. Mold must also be thoroughly removed from any surface on which it is growing because mold, whether dead or alive, can contribute to the development of numerous health problems. Mold in the home has been associated with things like respiratory diseases, asthma, allergies, headaches, sore throats and irritated eyes. Young children, elderly people and those that already have some health problems are particularly vulnerable to mold related health problems, but they can affect anyone in the home.
The best mold killer depends in part on what strain or strains of mold you have growing in your home. While about 4,000 different strains of mold have been identified, there are just about 100 generally found in homes in the United States. Other forms grow primarily outdoors. It’s possible to have more than one kind of mold growing in your home at the same time.
If you use the wrong kind of mold killing product, it may remove most of the visible mold or even look like you’ve removed all the mold, but tiny bits may remain and then the mold will grow back and spread. Sales associates at stores may advise you about what product you should buy, but since they have not seen the mold in your home or conducted any type of mold test in your home, they won’t really know what product is best for you. You can call in a mold removal specialist to advise you about that.
You should note that no mold killer works in all situations. Sometimes mold grows in places where it’s hard to kill and very difficult or impossible to remove. For instance, sometimes mold grows in the insulation inside walls or in carpet or in soft furniture like sofas or easy chairs. Usually these items must simply be discarded and replaced. One reason to kill mold as soon as you realize you have a mold problem is to prevent mold from spreading to these places if possible so you can avoid the trouble and expense of replacing them. The longer you allow a mold problem to continue, the more mold will grow and spread.
You can hire a mold removal specialist that knows just how to remove and kill mold of all types in any situation. It can be tempting to try to tackle the problem on your own, and some people do manage to get rid of a mold problem without professional help. However, professionals have knowledge and skills that many people do not, and they also have equipment that most people do not own.
Mold removal professionals will also tell you what you can do to prevent recurring mold problems in the future. Mold typically begins growing in the home when there is too much moisture there and fixing the cause of the moisture is important so that mold does not grow again. It’s also important that every bit of mold is removed because if even a tiny amount is left, it will soon spread. Professionals know how to make sure it’s completely gone.
Mold removal professionals also understand how to remove mold safely, without dispersing mold spores to other areas of the home and without exposing you or your family to further health risks. If you have been experiencing symptoms of mold-related illness, or if you have a respiratory condition like asthma or an immune system disorder, we recommending hiring a professional to handle the mold removal for you so that you don’t risk further health problems.
Mold removal professionals usually provide free consultations, so you can schedule an appointment for a professional to come to your home and assess the situation for no charge. For a list of mold removal professionals providing free consultations in your county, follow this link.