Got Mould In Your Property? Find Out How To Remove It Yourself
Got mould in your property? Here is a step by step guide on how to
professionally remove it for good!
Mould detection in your property is usually by one of two means; visual or smell. It occurs due to moisture problems and poor ventilation and is detected as a musty smell or on first appearance a speckling of discolouration on walls, ceilings, clothes, tiles, bricks etc. If left untreated this can turn into dense heavy growths.
Warning mould can cause serious health problems!
Mould can cause serious health problems and action must be taken to remove and prevent it from re-occurring.
Prior to determining the best treatment for the removal of the mould you need to analyse the material the mould is growing on or in and whether it is best to treat the substrate or remove and replace it completely.
If it is possible to remove the mould by treatment, you will need some common items prior to starting. These include protective clothing such as thick rubber gloves, enclosed footwear and socks, a face mask to prevent vapours being inhaled or products coming in contact with eyes and depending on the products used you may also need a full protective suit to cover the entire body. You will also need brushes, drop tarps and rags, drying cloths and a good supply of clean water. Depending on the type of material the mould is growing on you may also need distilled vinegar, tea tree oil or sodiumhydrochloride solution for effective removal.
Here are the steps to successful mould removal
No matter the type of material affected the cleaning process is best to begin with a few simple steps:
- Get all your products ready including plenty of clean water for accidental spills or exposure to skin or eyes.
- Put on your safety gear and get your equipment ready.
- Place your drop sheets down to protect items in the area that are not being treated.
Now you’re ready to clean the mould in your property
To ensure the cleaning product gets down into all cracks and crevices, it’s a good idea to spray or apply it directly to the brush and scrub deeply. Remove excess product after treatment and wipe dry with rags. Clean up the area when finished and remove equipment and tarps. Then ensure the area is well ventilated. If treatment has not worked sufficiently and mould reappears it may be necessary to remove and place the materials or consult a professional.
Of course, it is not enough to just treat your mould problem, you also need to determine the cause of it and understand why it has occurred. Then use this information to take steps to prevent it in the future. Prevention is better than cure!
If your property has a mould problem and is located in the Sydney, Central Coast or Newcastle areas contact the professionals at Mould Removal today on 0408 681 034 or email email@example.com for an obligation free quote or a report to rid your property of potential health problems.
About Jhai Mitchell
Jhai is an award winning Internet Marketing Real Estate Agent for Elders Toongabbie and Kings Langley. After running his own internet marketing business he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to market themselves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can market online so much better than they currently are.
Since then he has been consistently quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Real Estate Business online. He is a regular guest blogger on TheHomePage.com.au, sharing his expertise of marketing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest passions are his wife, martial arts, dogs and most of all property.