What is black mold?

Black mold is a growth of small organisms and can be found anywhere in your home. The organisms thrive on moist environment, small leaks or water-leaking problem from pipes in kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere can lead to the growth of mold. The mold is usually slimy and black in color but also have greenish-yellow shades. The smell of black mold is distinct mildew; they are always visible but could spread in places such as behind the wall, wooden cabinets or under a carpet.

How to remove black molds?

Step 1: Look for the source of mold in your house. In the black mold removal process you see visible spots or patches collecting in corner of bathroom, under the kitchen sink, under cardboard boxes, under the cots, anywhere with high levels of moisture. Carry a flashlight for closer inspection around dark corners.

Step 2: Once you finish off finding the source you have to carry anti-mold agents such as borax, vinegar, bleach, ammonia or tea tree oil. These products are considered cheap and effective way to clear the offending growth of black molds. The anti-agents are natural and non-toxic. Now slightly dilute some chemicals with water, and keep it aside in a spray bottle.

Step 3: Before doing the black mold removal process ensure to wear rubber gloves, facemask respirator and other protective gear to avoid any health risk or exposure to the substance.

Step 4: Now spray the anti-mold agent over the affected area well covered and saturated, during this continue to shake the solution to ensure effectiveness, allow the liquid to sit on the mold for 5 to 10 minutes so the antibacterial properties have time to work through the grime. Now do not scrape the dried mold or else toxic pores could spread into air and cause allergic reactions.

Step 5: Now scrub the surface area with nylon bristle brush, move the brush in strong strokes so that you are not splashing on the surrounding areas. After scrubbing, wipe the area clean with old rags.

Step 6: Repeat the step 4 and 5 over and again if the mold is stubborn to remove.

Step 7: Do not rinse with water instead let it air dry because there is risk of mold returning if once the anti-mold solution is washed away.

To wrap up

Black molds thrive on moist environment. Find the source of the moisture and cut it off. You can also install air purifier, buy a dehumidifier and ensure adequate ventilation. Natural and cheap anti-mold agent works best to remove black mold.

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