5 Tricks of Removing Mold
- Date: 04-2019
We are dreaming of a beautiful home. We invest in up-to-date appliances and long-lasting furniture. But that is just one part of it. A clean and green home is more important than all of that! Keep mold issues from occurring with these five tricks! Take it from the experts in mold remediation here in Massachusetts.
1. Never Ignore Mold
Mold can possibly be a warning sign of a moisture condition inside walls or thresholds that could cause a more costly problem like lumber rot. Avoid the temptation to just wash the mold away and forget about it- end the water and get source. Take care of the smaller problem with mold remediation before it becomes something bigger.
2. Look For Plumbing Leaks
When you notice mold near water plumbing, waste lines, ice maker lines or plumbing system equipment, possibilities are the mold is coming from a nearby leak. Let the water run while you check the pipes and surrounding area for damp spots to see if there’s mold from water leaking.
3. Search for Outside Leaks
When mold is rising on an external wall or ceiling, you should look first for a drip in the wall or roof as a mold testing. Measure, starting from the moldy part to a reference points like a door and then find the spot on the other side of the wall or ceiling. Make sure you properly install flashing when you’re fixing the leak.
4. Double check if it is a Mold or Dirt
Most mold is distinctive, but there are times that small or largely hidden growths just make a surface look dirty. Mold testing kits are available that detect the presence and identify the type of mold. More reliable however, is hiring a professional to test mold for you and send it off to an accredited laboratory. This isn’t costly, and is often times worth it just for peace of mind. It’s important to send this off to a lab because only a lab can determine if a substance is mold.
5. Inspect the Ductwork
If mold forms on the ceiling under a duct or register and there’s no sign of a roof leak, poorly insulated ductwork may be the cause. Eventually the water saturates the insulation and drywall and mold spores which are everywhere, take root. Inspect your ductwork as a test for mold.
As we invest in expensive home appliances and furniture, let’s do the same for the cleanliness of our home. Here at Green Home Solutions, we understand that handling mold can be a dirty business, but we work to keep it as clean as possible with our eco-friendly mold remediation process. We’re able to avoid the use of harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals by using a special plant-based solution to treat mold effectively. We are the only company in the area that specializes in environmentally responsible indoor air quality solutions, and we want to help you and your family live in a greener, healthier home.
Don’t let mold invade your home, live in a greener and healthier home. Call for mold remediation services today!