Cleaning Household Mold

Written by Linda Alexander
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Cleaning household mold should be done only after you have addressed any water problems in your home. Once you have solved those issues, you can begin to tackle your mold problems. When cleaning large moldy areas, wear protective gloves, goggles, long sleeves, and pants. You can also minimize your exposure to mold spores by using a respirator, which can be purchased at a hardware store.

If your home has so much mold that you can't manage to clean it up yourself, contact a professional. Some specialize in cleaning household mold. If there is mold in areas you have difficulty accessing, such as behind shower tiles or in your home's ducts, you should also consult a professional.

Cleaning Household Mold with Bleach

Bleach or bleach-based solutions will remove the mold. For common household mold, you can find cleaners in your supermarket or hardware store. Most of the mold will wipe off with a cloth or sponge and the cleaning solution.

Hanging a plastic sheet up will prevent mold spores and contaminated dust from entering other areas of your home while you are cleaning household mold. After you are done, you should place any cleaning cloths and moldy items in an airtight garbage bag to dispose of them, and wash your clothes separately from other laundry, immediately.


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