Molds such as mold, fungus mold, and slime molds are most often found in areas that have high humidity levels such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms or damp basements (especially after flooding). It is important to try and prevent mold and mildew growth, and if it's too late, try mold remediation and mold removal.
Because mold and mildew release mold spores in the air that can float throughout the house, severe allergic reactions such as watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing, nasal congestion and fatigue, can occur. When mold starts to reproduce inside a home, it can eat away at the structure, cause thousands of dollars in damage, and possibly make family members sick from mold exposure. There are several mold cleaning, prevention, and mold removal methods to deal with this persistent problem. We highly recommend using a combination of these products to reduce mold to safe levels throughout your home.
Step 1. You will need a dehumidifier because basements must be dried out, and humidity levels should be maintained at about 50% relative humidity or lower to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Step 2. Obtain either a HEPA air purifier to help filter your air or use ClearAir. HEPA air cleaners help eliminate airborne mold spores. ClearAir exterminates them.
Step 3. Use a HEPA Vacuum Cleaner, because vacuuming with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Absolute) filter vacuums can reduce mold spore concentrations in damp areas and carpets. A HEPA vacuum properly traps mold spores that can remain or be spread into the air.
Step 4. You could also use a vapour steam cleaner to clean, disinfect, deodorize, and kill mold. They are the perfect tool for allergy sufferers and those with multiple chemical sensitivities- especially mold allergies.
Step 5. You might want to use Mold and Mildew Resistant Bedding, as wool and latex are both natural mold resistant materials. These products can also help solve a mold problem.
Mold Test Kit
Moldetect is a reliable and easy-to-use mold test kit to confirm or rule out indoor mold contaminants and identify the molds present (including "toxic mold")