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There will come a time where everyone will have a mold problem in their homes. This is something that cannot be avoided as mold grows in any condition. Once you have noticed that you have a mold problem you have to act as fast as possible to contain the mold before it spreads. It would be a better choice to call professionals to assess the extent of the problem, but if you are confident that the mold you have is in a small one, you can always handle it yourself if you have the time to do it.

The first thing you will need is a mask to protect yourself, this is very important as no one wants to breathe in mold that is exposed. Some molds are dangerous and this is one precaution that must be taken so that no one falls ill when they are removing mold. Another important item that you will need will be fans to ventilate the room that contains your mold problem. Place the fans facing outwards from your window to suck the air out of the room outdoors. This will also ensure that you will not be breathing in chemicals that you are using to clean the mold.

When you are searching for the right chemical to use to remove the mold you have, you will need to know the type of mold that you have. If you are unsure of the type of mold that you have, you can always take a sample down to your local store for them to tell you the type. They will also be able to advice you on the right type of cleaner you will need to purchase to get rid of your problem.

You will need to expose the area that has your mold and depending on the area of your problem you will need certain tools. If the mold is under the carpet a knife is something that you will need. Cutting out small sections to pull off the floor will be easier than trying to pull out a large section. You can choose the amount of area that needs to be exposed, but it will be better to expose a little more area. Cleaning a bigger area around the mold ensures that all area that has been contaminated by mold is cleaned.

Gloves to protect your hands from the solvent you are using is also a good idea as some people are sensitive. If you are not wearing gloves and you start to feel any discomfort when you are using the cleaner, stop right away and place your hands under running water. if you develop a rash then you will need to see a doctor right away as exposed wounds might be infected by the mold that you are trying to clean. The last thing that you will need is elbow grease and patience to make sure that all the area that have mold is cleaned properly so that it will not return.

Updated: October 23, 2012 — 2:56 pm
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