People often ask us about the best mold remover. Mold removing is often a difficult, unpleasant task but it’s important because mold can cause many health problems including asthma, allergic reactions, respiratory infections, itchy eyes, a sore throat, a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and migraines, depression and fatigue.
We’d like to be able to tell you the best product to use for mold removal, but unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all mold removal product. Mold removing just isn’t that simple. The best product depends on many factors, including what kind of mold you’re dealing with and where the mold is growing.
Some people try to make their own mold removal products with ingredients commonly found in the home, like vinegar or borax powder and water. While these things can make effective cleaning products for the home, they aren’t always very effective against mold. We recommend using something stronger, a disinfectant designed specifically for killing and removing mold.
There are many difficulties that can complicate the process of mold removing.
While there are many different mold remover products on the market, it’s difficult to select the best product for any particular situation without knowing what kind of mold you have growing. Of course, some products simply work better than others.
Another issue is that mold often grows in hard-to-reach spots or hidden areas where you can’t even see it. For instance, mold can grow underneath carpet, inside walls or in heating ducts. If mold in these areas is not removed and removed completely, it will just continue to grow and spread and cause health problems. In some instances, mold cannot be removed completely and contaminated materials like insulation, drywall, sheetrock or carpet must be removed, discarded and replaced.
In addition, the process of removing and cleaning up mold can actually spread mold to other areas of the home if you aren’t very careful. It’s recommended that you use large sheets of plastic and duct tape to cover doorways and any heating vents in an area while you’re working in it. If you have to remove items that have been contaminated with mold that cannot be cleaned, such as carpet, those items should be enclosed in plastic bags before you carry them through the house. Mold is easily spread, and you don’t want to make your mold problem worse instead of better.
There are also safety issues associated with the removal of mold. Many people are aware that having mold growing in the home can cause health problems but don’t realize that removing mold can actually be dangerous. However, the inhalation of mold spores, whether alive or dead, can cause many health problems. Some, such as respiratory infections or asthma attacks, can be quite serious. You should always wear the appropriate safety gear when removing mold, including an N-95 facial mask.
Some people prefer to avoid the difficulties associated with mold removal by hiring a professional mold remover. Professionals know how to do the job safely and can also determine the best mold remover product for your situation. They can also locate any hidden mold that you may not have seen. It just simplifies the whole process for you and assures you that the job is being done right.
If you’re interested in hiring a mold removal professional, look for one that holds certification from an organization like the Professional Mold Inspection Institute or the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors. Ask professionals how much experience they have and ask for references so you can talk to some of their previous customers to make sure they were satisfied with the professionals’ work.
Professional mold removers usually offer free consultations, so you can meet with one at no charge and discuss your situation. Even if you decide to handle the mold removal on your own, you’ll benefit from some free professional advice. Follow this link to get a list of mold removal professionals providing free consultations in your area.
Mold on tack strips and walls.