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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 by Avery Neims
Here at CleanSpace NorthWest, we take the mold in your home seriously. If you live in the Tacoma region or surrounding areas connect with us so we can help make your home healthy.
Why do we have to fight against mold?
Not only is it gross, but it all also causes sickness in your home.
Constantly suffering from a runny or stuffy nose, cough, or sneezing? Do you ever have Itchy eyes or dry scaly skin? According to the mayoclinic.org, these symptoms are all indicative of allergies caused by mold.
Where do we find it?
Of course, it is important to see your doctor if these problems persist. Though it’s also very important to get rid of any mold hidden in your house! Some common places to find mold are showers basements, cellars, crawl spaces, behind refrigerators, and around air conditioning units.
Mold likes wet environments, so start by making sure to ventilate for 30 minutes after you’ve finished taking a shower. Also make sure to clean those hard to reach moist places, and keep them dry! Being proactive about leaky faucets and pipes is important.
What kind of gear do I need?
When tackling mold makes sure you are well equipped. Having proper PPE to reduce health risks; allows you to move confidently forward in the addressing of these contaminants. Make sure to have gloves, safety goggles, and an N-95 respirator (which can be found cheaply at most hardware stores.)
Best cleaning solutions?!
Now that you're set with safety, we can move forward on how to clean and remove the mold. There are a couple of recommended solutions to help attack mold. The first is a bleach solution, mix one cup of bleach for every gallon of water. This powerful oxidizing agent will take away the color of the mold and does a decent job at removal. One of the better ways to get rid of mold is with vinegar. This acidic solution is non-toxic, and unlike bleach eliminates mold about 80% of the time! This common household product does a bang-up job and will handle most of your needs. If you want to go all out with your assault on the mold use a borax solution of one cup borax to one-gallon warm water. This more toxic solution not only eliminates mold but prohibits future growth!
I feel like I've cleaned everywhere!?
If these unpleasant allergies persist, even after you've explored, cleaned, and dried most of your house. Give a call to the professionals at CleanSpace Northwest. They do it all, "offering basement waterproofing, basement finishing systems, crawlspace and foundation repair, insulation systems, and moisture control."
Contact CleanSpace NorthWest today for a free estimate.