How To Kill Black Mold
How To Kill Black Mold
How are you supposed to counter mold on the walls of your home?
During the winter, cold walls, especially if the house has an exterior wall facing north, will be a haven for black mold to spread all over.
One of the ways to combat this situation is to change the external temperature difference between the water inside the wall and the exterior temperature. A decreased difference will help fight the formation of mold on the exterior of your home.
However, there are more economical and effective methods for prevention and elimination of mold.
Some tips on how to kill black mold growth are:
Find and purchase a device that absorbs moisture and excess humidity in the air. A electric dehumidifier for your home can be one of the best preventative steps for protecting your home.
Mold will often camouflage itself well in areas that are painted grey in color. One of the first areas you need to check are poorly lit or gray-painted areas to see if somehow the formation of black mold has been able to go unnoticed.
Often times, the mold problem will come from vapor condensation that is able to seep out of the bathroom after someone has taken a shower. In order to prevent the moisture from coming out, keep your bathroom door closed and turn on the fan after every shower, especially if you already live in an area with high humidity.
You should also make sure that you open windows and try to ventilate every single room, every day. Even if it causes the temperature to drop a little bit every day for half an hour, the preventative measures are well worth the slight discomfort of a colder home for just a little period of time.
Unfortunately, insulation in homes is not very well done, and moisture is able to seep between the walls of your newly constructed home and become a breeding ground for black mold. This is particularly dangerous because the poisonous spores can go undetected and get into air ducts and fill the entire home.
You can also get a humidity gauge. Typically humidity between 30-40% is comfortable for everyone but doesn’t create an environment for black mold symptoms to grow.
These solutions are suitable for all budgets. They are effective and very economical. It may be nice to just have a heater that can increase the temperature of the room where the black mold removal is necessary, but the cost of such a strategy is very pricey.
If you already have mold in your home, you should spray the black mold with a cleaning solution (so that the yellow part of the mold leaves.) Once the yellow has left after a few minutes, remove the remaining mold with a heavy-duty brush. Finally, rinse the area thoroughly with water and a brush pot.
Hopefully, with these preventative and remediation techniques you will be able to remove the black mold from the walls of your home.