We are prepared for houses or buildings with mould contamination. This could be due to different reasons: flooding in bedrooms, leaky roofs, building maintenance problems or plumbing problems. Molds can grow in your house at around 4° Celsius and can survive within a large range of temperatures.
Mold can be found in dark places damp, (kitchen, bathrooms, basement or flooded bedrooms and basements, plumbing spaces, areas with no or poor ventilation and outdoors in humid surroundings). Mold contamination may also be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials such as concrete and carpets and can cause health problems.
We offer mold removal and disposal services, mold containment set ups, removal of contaminated contents and materials, and complete vacuum and cleaning services. We have the people with the proper licenses for that kind of work.
KNOW YOUR MOLD AND MILDEW
Mold can grow in your home wherever there’s an abundance of moisture, especially when it’s allowed to remain for extended periods of time. Mold usually appears on walls, ceilings and floors of homes where moisture management is not at its best. In particular, basements, shower walls and windowsills are areas where mold commonly likes to live. Mold and mildew, for all intents and purposes, are essentially the same thing; mildew is generically used to describe many minor mold problems in the home, such as on shower tile grout. However, some molds can become highly toxic to people if left to prosper. Mold can cause allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complications, and is especially a risk for small children, the elderly and those with existing respiratory illnesses or weakened immune systems. Mold can appear in many shapes and colors, none of which accurately determines the actual species of mold. However, it does commonly present itself in various tints of black, white, green or blue, and in many combinations of these and other colors.
REMOVE MOLD FROM DRYWALL/PAINTED WALLS
Mold can often grow on drywall and painted interior walls, especially in areas where moisture and humidity are a factor, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Walls can also be affected if your roof or exterior walls are infiltrated by water. If the drywall remains wet, mold can begin to grow and penetrate the drywall throughout. When this happens, the drywall must be removed and replaced, as you will not be able to get rid of all mold under these circumstances.
STEP 1 Assess the Damage If you notice mold on any interior walls, assess the condition of the wall and the extent to which the mold has taken over. If the drywall has been compromised, is crumbling or bowed out and covered with black or bluish splotches, it will need to be replaced. If the wall is structurally sound but still covered with mold, you should be able to remove the spots with a cleaner and a bit of scrubbing.
Safety Alert! Some mold is better off remediated by professionals because it may be harmful when present in large amounts. While unlikely, unless your home has extensive water damage
from flooding or some other catastrophe, you probably won’t come across an excessive amount of this kind of mold, commonly referred to as “black mold.” If you do have large amounts throughout an interior area—anywhere around 10 sq. feet—it is recommended that you call a professional to have it removed.
STEP 2 : Prepare the Area Because you’ll be using bleach or commercial mold-killing chemicals to remove the mold, you’ll need to protect surrounding surfaces, such as flooring, from any kind of spills that might cause damage. Cover the floor with plastic drop cloths and tape them into place so they don’t move around. It doesn’t hurt to keep some old towels handy to catch any spills.
STEP 3 Get Rid of the Mold The best thing for removing mildew and mold from walls is a bleach/water solution. Mix one part bleach to three parts water and apply it with a sponge or rag. There are also a number of commercial solutions available at your local True Value hardware store.
- Safety Alert! Wear waterproof rubber gloves when cleaning with bleach or other cleaners to protect your hands.
- Helpful Tip In kitchens and bathrooms, tile grout can sometimes develop patches of mildew. You can scrub this away with an old toothbrush. Wash down the walls after you’ve scrubbed.
STEP 4 Use a Stain-Blocking Paint When you’ve finished cleaning away the splotches of mold, there still may be stains left on wall surfaces. Prime the wall with True Value EasyCare® Ultra Premium Interior Primer/Sealer then paint using True Value EasyCare® Ultra Premium Interior Paint as a topcoat.
Some mold is better off re-mediated by professionals because it may be harmful when present in large amounts. While unlikely, unless your home has extensive water damage from flooding or some other catastrophe, you probably won’t come across an excessive amount of this kind of mold, commonly referred to as “black mold.” If you do have large amounts throughout an interior area—anywhere around 10 sq. feet—it is recommended that you call a professional to have it removed.