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How to Get Rid of Mold and Mildew from your Prefab Home

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Getting Rid Of Mold And Mildew

Damp weather and presence of humidity inside your prefab home can act as a magnet for mold and mildew growth. This can be big problem for the people living inside the home, especially if anyone is allergic to spores. The best way to deal with mold and mildew is to remove it without a trace as soon as you find it. This will help you avoid any chances of permanent staining.

Typically, mold and mildew grow in the damp areas of the home, like basements and bathrooms, but they can grow in any area with humidity and low ventilation too. The best fix is to quickly cleaning the mold and mildew and continuing to clean the surface regularly.

Mold Removers

Depending on the type of surface on which the mold grows and the intensity of growth, you need to use different tools to remove mold. Some of the substances and items that you can use to remove mold effectively are discussed below.

Cold Water

Cold water can be used to clean molds and mildew effectively. However, the trick is usually effective in cases of mild infestation only. You can use a soft cleaning cloth that is immersed in cold water to wipe away mold and mildew. After cleaning the area, provide enough time for the area to dry completely.

Stiff Wire Brush

You can use a stiff wire brush to clean the area for heavy mold and mildew infestation. If possible, take the items that have accumulated mold and mildew out of your home and clean them thoroughly; else, you can cover the surrounding area with newspaper.

You may use a stiff wire brush to clean and remove as much mold as possible before cleaning the area with a solvent. After removing the larger mold particles with the brush, use cold water to clean the smaller patches.

Make Cleaning Solution

You will need to use strong solvents for heavy mold infestations. You can make a strong mold cleaning solution of your own by mixing a cup of bleach in a gallon of warm water. You can then fill the solution into a spray bottle and use it to clean the mold and mildew infested area.

As bleach can be harsh, it is good to use it on a test area. You can apply the cleaning solution to a toothbrush and use it to clean a small area. If you are able to successfully clean the area without damaging the walls, you can continue with the process.