mold and vital techniques
The overall look, smell, and the thought of mold make a person feel disgusted. Household mold is prevalent, and it may lead to health hazards if left unattended. Moreover, it may lead to property damages and various kinds of respiratory diseases. Immediately attend to any sign of mold, assess the problem, and then decide on the course of action for removing it. Molds are a fungus that reproduces by deporting microscopic spores in the environment. You can easily identify them as they give off a mil dewy smell. They grow in a damp climate and need proper mold removal techniques to remove it.

Types of mold

  • Alternaria: It is the most common type of mold found in tubs and showers. It causes an asthma-like symptom in the upper respiratory tract. They have a velvety texture with brown or green hair.
  • Aureobasidium: You can typically find them on wooden or painted surfaces and behind wallpapers. Initially, it has a pink color, and then eventually turns into brown. It induces nail, eye, and skin infection.
  • Black mold: They usually grow on organic materials like wood, cardboard, and hay. It is also called a toxic mold. It discharges mycotoxins, causing many medical issues like fatigue, breathing problems, headaches, burning sensation in the skin, nose bleeds, cough, fever, and severe cases of depression.
  • Ulocladium: You may find them in the basement, kitchens, and bathrooms, where the level of condensation is high or areas with a witness, water, and dampness. They cause skin infection, fever, and breathing disorders.
  • Pink mold: They are generally a kind of bacteria found in bathrooms and showers. They grow on tubs, grout, doors feeding on shampoo residue and soap scum. They appear slim and pink. They are generally harmless, causing minor infection in the eyes.

How to get rid of mold?

  • From the wood: If the mold has not spread deep and far inside the wood, the removal process is easy. Start by vacuuming up the area; after that, scrub with water and soap. Also, you may use bleach with a sponge in case of extra moisture. There are many online sources you may refer to for more information on contemplating mold.
  • From the walls: If there is mold on the interior walls, it indicates a water problem or ventilation issue. If the water problem causes it, then only scrubbing the mold will not rectify the situation. You have to fix the problems first; attending the fixture may then use a heavy-duty chemical soaked in water solution or bleach to scrub the mold off. Use gloves and protective masks through the process. Scrub the solution on tarnished spots. After scrubbing, ensure that the area becomes dry.
  • From the house's exterior: Mold on the surface may migrate to the interiors resulting in further damage. They appear on the decks, where detergent and cleaning solutions may work for the removal process. In case of wood or vinyl use power washing and scrubbing method, use sprayer attachments and a garden hose for the concrete walls.
The phenomenon of spotting mold may create a question regarding housekeeping standards. Always remember that moles grow in damp conditions making kitchens and bathrooms the primary target. You may limit the growth of mold by keeping humidity and moisture level in control. It is essential to keep the air around clear by replacing air filters regularly.