If you have a mold infestation in any part of your house, you can be sure that you have a lot of work on your hands. It is a tedious task to get rid of mold. This is because, wiping the mold of alone is not sufficient to keep it away. You have to take further steps to make sure it does not get back. Leave one spore and you will be back to square one in a matter of few days. But don’t get disheartened. There are several ways of getting rid of mold if you use the right technique for different materials that are affected. Talk to the mold removal Mississauga experts today.
For affected wood:
If your wood is infested with mold, I assume it is above your ceiling or under your floor. Wood, being a very hydrophilic material, soaks up solutions really easily and remains damp for a very long time, if not dried using the correct techniques. This dampness often leads to mold infestation.
If only a small part of your wood is infested, you can scrub it away and repaint it to keep it from getting infested again. But if it is a larger space that is affected, it is best to remove the affected area and replace the wood and then, treat the surrounding area for mold infestation. This is because there are greater chances of wood getting infested again if it has been previously infested on a large scale. A single active spore can cause regrowth of mold. Hence, best solution is too ‘replace and treat’.
For affected drywall:
Drywall, again, is a very porous and hydrophilic material that aids mold growth. If your drywall is not painted and is affected with mold, the best solution is just the same as large scale wood infestation, i.e. ‘replace and treat’. If the infestation is kind of concentrated in a single area, you can cut that piece of drywall out and seal it with a substitute material. If your drywall is painted, don’t get overly excited that you can just wipe the mold away. Paint can easily be eaten by mold. So there is a chance that the mold has already started affecting the layers under the paint. So will have to follow the steps as those followed for unpainted drywall.
For affected Tiles:
Professional mold removal Mississauga experts say removing mold from tiles is comparatively easier. Tiles are not hydrophilic. So you can just wipe away the mold and then apply some bleach solution or any other commercial anti-mold chemicals, leave it on for some time and wipe it away. This should do the deed. If there are stains, you can apply tile-cleaners everyday to remove them.
Notice that bleach solution is not the only solution to all mold problems. It is widely believed that bleach solves all issues concerned about molds. But that is not the case. It is just an old notion. Each infestation has a different solution. If the infestation is on a very large scale that cannot be treated using the above techniques, you can always consult professional mold removers.