How to Clean Up Black Mold

If Black Mold is present in anywhere in your home, it could potentially have effects on your health. An allergic reaction is among the most typical response to Black Mold, such as nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation such as red, itchy, watery eyes, and a sore or scratchy throat. More serious health complications can arise from being exposed to Black Mold. Asthma and other respiratory problems such as wheezing and breathing complications can occur due to Black Mold in the home, as well as a skin rash or a headache. While no one should have toxic black mold in their home, there are people who are especially sensitive to these types of irritants and can have a serious adverse reaction. If your immune system is weakened or if you already have respiratory problems like emphysema, asthma and allergies you are more susceptible to worsened symptoms of your pre-existing conditions due to breathing in mold spores.

These serious health concerns are reason enough to consider a method of mold remediation to attack the mold spores and prevent any further health problems. Conducting a mold inspection in your home is the first step in the mold cleanup process and it can be smelled in the air or seen on any type of surface such as walls, carpeting, or tile. While mold cleanup is no easy task, it is important to identify and control what is causing moisture in your home and any source of water must be fixed or else fungal growth will keep spreading and make your mold problem worse. The mold removal process consists of finding mold on any type of fabric or porous surface such as carpet, rugs, or curtains and placing these items in large plastic garbage bags and taken out of the home as soon as possible. Hard surfaces with mold can be cleaned with soap and then sprayed with a disinfectant to prevent any future growth of mold spores. After the mold cleanup process is complete, it is important to check these areas frequently for any signs of additional mold growth or moisture.

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