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The Best Ways to Prevent and Remove Mold

Do you know how to prevent the growth of mold in your home? Let’s look at easy ways to prevent and remove mold.

According to an article at bhg.com, “Mold Cleanup Tips”

house cleaning 4“Mold and mildew (mold in its early stage) are fungi that happily and quickly grow anywhere there is moisture. They serve an important purpose in our environment by helping to destroy organic materials such as leaves, thereby enriching the soil. But that same attribute can cause a serious health issue for people living in a moldy home: respiratory problems; sinus congestion; eye, nose, or throat irritation; and headaches. Infants, children, pregnant women, elderly individuals, and people with existing respiratory conditions are at a higher risk for these problems.

Check for areas in your home where there could be high humidity or water damage, such as a damp basement or crawl space. Mildew and mold can grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods, and insulation. These growths can begin to develop on a   damp surface within 24 and 48 hours and produce spores that travel through the air. They will break down and destroy whatever they’re growing on and can cause mild to severe health problems for you and your family.

The problem won’t go away on its own. Learn how to remove — and prevent — mold and mildew with these simple tips.

Arm Yourself with the Right Tools

Planning on doing battle with mold and mildew? Make sure you have these cleaning tools on hand.

  • Latex or rubber gloves
  • Buckets and brushes
  • Vacuum with brush attachment
  • Mop and sponges
  • Non-ammonia detergent, soap, or commercial cleaner
  • Disinfectant chlorine bleach
  • Furniture polish

Keep Your Bathroom Fresh

Few rooms in the home see as much moisture and humidity as the bathroom. Be sure your bathroom stays well-ventilated. An exhaust fan will help circulate the air and remove moisture more quickly.” To read the entire article click here.

Whether you’re looking for a flexible cleaning schedule or green cleaning service, White Lotus is your leading cleaning service. For more information, contact White Lotus at 775-856-2345 or visit WhiteLotusReno.com.

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