MOLD IN MARCH
March is the first month of the new season and everyone is eager to get spring cleaning. March can be the peak of mold season because of the warmer temperatures and light.
However, once you start cleaning you might come across dreaded mold build up from the damp, cold winter months. Mold lurking behind walls and floors might trigger allergies so it is important to tackle this when you come across it on your spring clean.
Moist areas like windowsills and ceilings will probably be more prone to mold because they have been near moisture. You must get rid of and control the mold to prevent it from growing.
The reason it is so important to treat mold is because exposure may include headache, sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue. In those with asthma, asthma attacks can occur. So it is really important not to ignore it.
Professional help might be needed to get rid of spores completely and to make sure it is gone from below the surface and because mold is dangerous. A professional restoration company like ZGreen Restoration will have hygrometers equipment, that will detect mold that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
If you only have a small bit of mold that is new and obvious to the eye, then you can treat it yourself with 50% bleach mixed with 50% water or the same with white vinegar if you prefer holistic cleaning.
Make sure you wear rubber gloves and open all the windows for ventilation. Spray the solution on the mold and let it work for five minutes.
Then wipe away the mold with circular motions with a toothbrush or hard sponge and rinse with hot water. Dispose of the gloves and cleaning materials and then make sure the area is dry.
- Keep moisture levels low within your home.
- Clean out gutters so that water can move freely and not be blocked and mold can’t grow into the wall.
- If you have any water leaks get them fixed ASAP so that mold doesn’t grow and make sure the area is dry.
- Invest in a dehumidifier where you have water and moisture such as near a bathroom.
- Treat mold at the first sign you spot it rather than leaving it to grow with the steps above.
- If you have evident mold or suspect there is hidden mold due to the smell then do call in for professional help.
Call a professional mold removal company such as ZGreen Restoration who will habe commercial frade cleaning products, safety equipment and who will
Call a professional mold removal company such as ZGreen Restoration who will have commercial trade cleaning products, safety equipment and who will ensure the rest of your home surrounding the mold is protected.
You will be able to be assured that mold won’t grow back in that area once you have it professionally treated. Best for your health and peace of mind in the long run.
If you have any area in your home or office that has mold that is a major problem or feel it needs a professional eye and machinery, then call us at ZGreen Restoration for help or checks on your home. We are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and offer a FREE, no obligation quote.
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