Mold can grow in any moist environment. You could have mold growing in your shower or tub, or you could have it growing around the drain of your sinks. You may even have it elsewhere around your home and not even know about it. Some molds aren't as harmful as others; however, if you have mold, it should be cleaned and removed to prevent a health concern. Mold can aggravate health issues such as asthma or allergies, or it can create health issues, such as lung cancer. If you aren't sure how to get rid of the mold in your home, you should hire a professional to get rid of the mold for you to ensure it was done properly. Here are some tips if you first want to try and remove some of the mold.
First, you should protect yourself from the mold itself. You should be wearing the proper protective equipment such as protective eye-wear, gloves, and a face mask so you aren't breathing in the mold spores, which can be harmful to your health. Make sure the mask you wear protects against mold spores and that you wear clothing or a protective bodysuit to prevent the mold spores from getting on your clothing.
Protect The Rest Of Your Home
Depending on the type of mold you are dealing with, you need to be sure you aren't spreading the mold spores into the air and into the ventilation of your home. Protect your home by putting up plastic to contain the mold in the area where you will be working. If you are removing mold from the caulking around your tub, this may not need this type of protection; however, if you have black mold on your walls, or within your walls, you should contain it as best as you can.
Removing And Cleaning The Area
If you are dealing with black mold, you should remove the affected area. If it is in the framework of your home, you may not be able to remove these areas. You may have to clean it with a bleach solution, allow it to dry, then use a product to help contain the mold spores and prevent them from spreading further. Moldy drywall should be removed completely removed from your home. Mold around bathtubs, sinks, and showers can be removed by removing the moldy caulk, cleaning it with a bleach and water solution, and then applying new caulking to protect the area from water.
Mold remediation is something that should be left to a professional, especially when it's dealing with a deadly mold. Contact a mold remediation company for more information.