Tips for Cleaning Mold and Mildew

Tips for Cleaning Mold and Mildew

When you are faced with a buildup of mold or mildew in your home, it is very important to get it cleaned up right away. It is not a complicated process, but you must make sure to take certain safety precautions when removing mold and mildew from your home. Here are some tips for cleaning mold and mildew to help you safely and successfully remove it.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your work area is well ventilated. Many of the cleaners you will be using are harmful to breathe due to their fumes. To also protect yourself from these fumes as well as breathing in any mold or mildew spores you should always wear a mask. You also should wear gloves to protect your hands from the spores as well.

If you are dealing with both mold and mildew, you should use an antimicrobial  that will be effective on both. Make sure that it is made to battle mold and mildew because not all brands of household and bathroom cleaners will do the trick.

Once you have a good product, clean the entire surrounding area where mold and mildew is visible and remove every visible trace of it. Also remove all materials that can’t be thoroughly cleaned such as carpet, drywall and insulation and replace them. If you do not replace these items, the mold and mildew will come back.

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