Mold can be a big problem, especially during those humid North Carolina summers. Having mold in your house can lead to a variety of health problems. It is important to get rid of it. You may be tempted to search for “mold removal Charlotte” but you want to see if you can do it yourself. There are mistakes that can set you back though, both financially and healthwise. Here are some things to avoid:
Just Looking for Visible Mold
Mold can grow in places that are not visible, so just relying on your eyesight to get everything is not a good strategy. You should talk to an expert to be sure that you are not letting something grow unknown to you. If you do, that could lead to health problems that may be hard to reverse.
Just Using Bleach on the Mold
Bleach is great. It can kill a lot of things, but it may not get all mold. Also, it could wind up damaging some surfaces. Get an antimicrobial cleaner to get rid of the mold.
Painting Over Mold
No, using mold-resistant paint is not a viable option. If you paint over the mold with it, it will still allow it to grow underneath. The purpose of the paint is to try to prevent any new mold from growing on it. So you need to get rid of the old mold first before applying the paint.
Trying to Save Things That Can’t Be Saved
When mold hits things like carpet, wood, and other things that are not able to get mold out completely. While it can be heartbreaking to have to get rid of those things, keeping them will just create a situation where the mold will doggedly stay, which will not be good for you, your family, or your pets.
Not Wearing Protective Equipment While Cleaning
If you are trying to get rid of the mold yourself, you need to wear protective gear, especially over your eyes, nose, and mouth. Otherwise, that will allow the mold to get into your body. Masks are very easy to come by now and wearing them can make a very big difference.
Mold can be a big pain to deal with, but if you are very careful, you will be able to successfully get rid of it and then take measures to prevent it from ever coming back.