Follow this exact mold cleanup process after you think it’s gone to guarantee it doesn’t mysteriously come back to haunt you later on.
Mold is one of those disgusting substances designed to keep you on your toes all the time. After you’ve spotted the mold and made plans to remove it from your home, you’d think it would be okay to breathe a sigh of relief. That isn’t going to happen until you’ve finished the process fully, which of course involves the proper mold cleanup procedure at the end. Get things wrong and you could quite easily find yourself stuck in a new world of pain, so we’re going to drill down on the mold cleanup process every home will have to go through before it can be considered free from mold.
Killing Its Chances Of Returning
Before you wipe the sweat from your forehead once you think the mold has gone, you should probably grab a cleaning solution to go over the surfaces inside the room. If you hire Dryfast to carry out your mold cleanup we use industrial-grade solutions. There will likely be mold spores sitting on the surface where the mold once called home, and if you don’t kill them before they come into contact with moisture it could cause another breakout. Don’t forget every surface needs to be given the same treatment, as they are all possibly contaminated with mold spores.
Cleaning Up Your Belongings
This is always the hardest part for some people, which usually boils down to a couple of reasons. They hate coming to the realization some of their personal belongings aren’t recoverable, and even the ones that can be saved will always live with the stigma of once being covered in mold. All of your non-porous belongings can be considered fine once they’ve been cleaned and there is no visible mold on the surface, but with any porous materials it’s harder to judge and if something wasn’t too expensive it might be better to bite the bullet and throw it out.
Vacuuming The Entire Room
We’re not talking about using your regular vacuum here, and Dryfast uses a quality HEPA vacuum built to suck all the nasty stuff out of the air. There will be mold spores, which you won’t be able to see, and they must be removed from the air during the mold cleanup or they’ll just fall back onto your surfaces. The only thing to remember when using a HEPA vacuum is to wait around until the cleaning solution has had time to dry. Once the room is fully dry you can pull out the vacuum and rid it of the last remaining possible traces of mold.
Getting Rid Of The Mold
The most annoying thing in the world might be carrying mold through your home to reach the garden, because after going to the hassle of cleaning a room you don’t want to spread it around your home. Every physical object you’re throwing out, including your lovely personal possessions, should be sealed in plastic bags. The contents of the HEPA vacuum should join them then the only thing left will be to get everything out of your home. Instead of risking contaminating any other rooms, it’s much easier to lower them directly out of the window.
Stick To One Room At A Time
We’ve already talked about the possibility of contaminating other rooms, but what do you do when more than one needs a mold cleanup? You don’t try to take the easy route by doing them all at the same time or you’ll never get rid of the mold completely. A professional has a lot more leeway when it comes to what they’ll tackle at the same time, but anyone else should move carefully from room to room. It might take a little longer until the job is complete, but you’ll be safe in the knowledge the mold is gone for good when you’re done.
Follow The Mold Cleanup Process
Obviously you might need Dryfast to carry out the mold cleanup for you, but in some situations you’ll prefer to tackle the job on your own. There isn’t anything wrong with going the DIY route when your mold infestation isn’t serious, but only if you follow the cleanup process we’ve talked about today. Get something wrong and you could be wasting your time, plus money and the health of your family. Mold isn’t a laughing matter and things must be done right if you want a happy ending.