Your bathroom provides an ideal environment for black mold because of the constant use of water and the high levels of humidity. The good news is that you can clean up some of that unsightly shower mold between visits from Twin Falls Idaho, mold remediation professionals. Before you get started, remember a few vital tips:
Vital Tips to Clean Up Unsightly Shower Mold
- Never mix bleach, vinegar, and other cleaning products.
- When you treat the surface mold, hidden growth is still present behind the tiles where you can't reach.
It's good to conduct surface cleaning regularly, but it's still necessary to have professionals visit to get rid of mold hidden by the shower walls, the ceiling, and the floor.
Use a Homemade Solution
You can use undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle. Full-strength vinegar is the most effective, and you don't need to wipe the vinegar away. Within an hour or two, you shouldn't be bothered by vinegar smell anymore. Alternatively, you could mix 1 cup of Borax or bleach with a gallon of water and put this mixture in your spray bottle. The Borax spray doesn't need to be rinsed off, but the bleach spray must be rinsed away. Remember that bleach releases toxic fumes.
Wipe and Scrub Affected Surfaces
It's important that you get the right amount of spray on the shower mold, so that there's an even coating, but not so much liquid that you increase the potential for mold growth. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe the area down. Pull out a scrub brush for stubborn areas. Don't use that brush for anything else, or you'll risk spreading mold throughout your home. Moldy grout can be particularly hard to clean.
Replace Grout, Tiles, and Other Surfaces
If you can't get rid of mold stains, there's probably a deeper problem. This should be addressed by professionals. Removing wallboard, tiles, or wallpaper can release mold spores into the air, allowing them to float into other rooms of your home.
Shower mold may be a common occurrence, but this doesn't lessen the severity of this risks of associated with this fungus in your home. Make sure you take steps to clean up and treat mold as soon as you see or suspect its presence.
Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Buhl Basement!
Our team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists.
A Wet Buhl Basement Can Lead To Spreading Mold Damages
Wet basements are not uncommon to Buhl homeowners, especially with the consideration of situations like underground springs, heavy rainfall, and other contributing factors. Many of these homeowners contend with a damp basement throughout most or all of the year, never fully understanding the damage that it can do to the structural elements like flooring supports, framework, and more. While the excessive moisture alone can cause damages to these components, factors like mold growth can speed up the degradation of these materials to the point of failure.
While many homeowners might not understand how mold damage can occur in their Buhl home, another staggering likelihood is the higher volume of residents that might already have this condition without yet realizing it. With the often-lower traffic to areas like the basement, especially understanding its persistent dampness, these regions of the property could already have become colonized. Our SERVPRO experts have the tools and experience to help you.
Everything that we do begins with a thorough inspection of the immediate area and the surrounding vicinity to gather an idea of the spread of the colony. We can then set up our advanced equipment like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to reduce the presence of mold spores in the environment so that we can set our sights on colony removal in one specific area of the property.
This inspection can also showcase the penetration points for water through the foundation walls, up through concrete floors, or wherever the water is getting in. Our SERVPRO technicians can use hydraulic cement to patch up vulnerabilities in the blockwork and use moisture detection equipment to identify other problem areas that require further correction.
While you might not consider your property to be at risk of mold growth, it is essential to take care of wet basement conditions as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists. Give us a call today at (208) 735-1447.
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Homes Benefit from Mold Cleanup.
It is tempting to research a bit and then try to remove household mold without professional help. Save yourself the frustration and be confident that the microbial infestation in your house is abated properly with a call to SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co.
Mold damage to your home is not a reflection on how well you keep your home clean. Mold spores are always in the air, indoors and out, awaiting the perfect conditions to activate and grow. Our mold remediation specialists have advanced training in mold mediation. Understanding mold is the key to resolving a mold proliferation. When you smell an earthy, musty odor or see streaking and staining of surfaces, ask us here at SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Counties to investigate. Mold spores need water and a source of organic matter to transform from specks floating in the air to rapidly expanding colonies. Mold comes in a rainbow of colors and textures from fuzzy to leathery. It slowly destroys building structures and personal belongings if not remediated by our trained technicians. Susceptible individuals with allergies or other sensitivities report health issues when a mold is on the upswing, but only a health care practitioner appropriately advises in those cases. SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co. crews receive certification in remediation techniques developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) and use these efficient protocols to almost rid your home of current infestations and avoid future problems. However, total extermination and elimination of these fungi are not possible. The first task is to contain the mold. We use physical barriers like plastic sheeting when the mold outbreak is small. Negative air pressure machines arrive with us when larger mold out breaks are present. They filter the air and vent residues outside of living areas, ensuring that spores and other particulates do not circulate in your home’s atmosphere. Next, the moldy material, including any porous surface infiltrated, is removed and bagged for proper disposal. Our staff wears personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout for safety during each step. We apply professional-grade antimicrobials to the affected area and vacuum up debris using equipment with HEPA filtration systems. The crew replaces any building material removed with the mold, and paints, stains or otherwise finish the area to look “Like it never even happened.” No remediation is complete until we find the cause of the mold and it is repaired and the mold is eliminated.
Does Your Twin Falls or Jerome County Home Have A Mold Problem?
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 208-735-1447