mold removal is necessary to keep your health in tact. Black
doesn't cause 'black mold disease' it does cause your immune system to
be so overwhelmed that other diseases can easily enter. The three main
steps for black mold removal are identify the source, end the moisture
that is feeding it, and then remove the black mold.
Black mold removal begins
with the fact that you finally understand
that it is impacting your health. If you are uncertain about health
issues or symptoms, try clicking house
mold symptoms for further detail. If you find those bullet
points hit home with you then it's time to continue on.
First, find the black mold source. Sometimes this is the most difficult
of the black mold removal steps because it can remain hidden in between
walls, in the attic, in
the basement, or even in the crawl space. Once you have found your
little black mold farm, it's time to begin the work of eliminating it
which can be hazardous. The black mold removal process can now begin in
Black mold removal requires that you find the water source that is
feeding your black mold farm. Moisture is
the only part of the black mold equation that you can usually control.
This could be a leak, it could be a hole in the roof, it could be a
sump pump problem, it could even be excessive humidity. Figure out what
is keeping the area moist and repair the problem. Your black mold
removal efforts will not last without stopping the moisture.
Once the water source is eliminated, build a plastic containment around
the infected area with sheet plastic and duct tape. You want walls and
possibly floor and / or ceiling depending on what surface you are going
to be working with. You will also need to protect yourself with a mask,
goggles and possibly a clean suit. Remove the gross debris and discard
within plastic garbage bags. Nothing leaves the containment until
everything is bagged and the bags are disinfected.
Black Mold Removal Begins:
Once the gross black mold is removed, use a mold killer (moldicide) and
follow the instructions. Be generous in your application as well. Once
you have everything disinfected, clean your suit, your tools, then wipe
off the garbage bags. Place all the garbage bags in clean garbage bags
(double bag). That way they can be carried outside without infecting
the house. Dissassemble your containment and throw it away too. Next
just make your repairs as needed.
Monitor your black mold removal effort
for several weeks to make sure
it isn't going to make a comeback. The reason for the contaiment was to
keep the mold spores released under control and not spread all over the
place. It's those black mold spores that are your biggest challenge
after the clean up.
I have a step-by-step guide for black mold removal titled "How to Get
Rid of Black Mold". It's and eBook which runs through various scenarios
and processes, discusses how to protect yourself, and even makes
eliminating those pesky black mold spores auomatic. It's available by
clicking the home button above and to the left.
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