Tips on Removing Surface Molds
How Do I Remove Surface Mold?
Here are some tips in removing molds in different kinds of surfaces :
How to Remove Mold from Leather
If mold is found on leather, it is best to use a moistened cloth with a solution of one cup of denatured alcohol to 1 cup water. Remove the mold by wiping the moist cloth and dry in a place where air is circulating.
How to Remove Mold from Carpet
If mold is found on carpets and rugs and you would like to remove it yourself rather than hire a professional, it is recommended that you use rug shampoo with a carpet shampoo according to a manufacturers instructions.
Sanitize your carpet by applying a solution containing 1/4 teaspoon chlorine bleach with 1 cup water or any sanitizing products. After shampooing and sanitizing, rinse the carpet or rug several times then quickly dry it outdoors or by using fans to speed up drying.
What Should I Do If The Mold Is Fuzzy?
If the mold that is found is fuzzy in appearance, the homeowner should vacuum it as thoroughly as possible. If the mold is abundant, it is advised that the filter should be replaced after vacuuming.
After vacuuming, the area where the mold once grew in, should be scrubbed thoroughly with bleach using a scrub brush. After all of the molds are removed, the area should be rinsed thoroughly with clean water and dried completely with towels and rags.
What If The Mold Grows Back?
Mold will no longer be a problem as long as the moisture problem has been eliminated in your home. If, after all of that work, the mold still comes back, there is no other choice but to call in a professional and have him do the work for you.
Not only will he remove all existing molds in your house, heâ€™ll also eliminate the source from where theyâ€™re coming from. But remember, that if the moisture isnâ€™t completely taken care of or removed from the home, itâ€™s just an invitation for the mold to come back.
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