There is a list of expenses that every home owner has when a season is close to an end. What you had to do to improve you home before the summer is entirely different expense from the one that you have at the beginning of winter. Investing in your home improvement so that you have a healthy environment is all that matters. But being that services from maintenance companies can be quite expensive, you’re probably wondering is there something you can do to cut these expenses. There sure is and everything you need to do is stay informed and learn a few tricks. Mold remediation can be something that you can do yourself, but in order to do so you’ll need the equipment and knowledge.
Locate the Problem
Before mold is generated on your walls and ceiling you can eliminate the source of the problem, preventing the mold from appearing in the first place. So inspect you attic or basement and find out if your pipes are functioning and is there a leak that’s letting the water go into your walls. So get you flashlight and start inspecting inch by inch, and soon enough you’ll have safe and secure home.
Most of the times when homes have a mold problem it can be resolved by applying a special type of paint on your walls. This chemicals are completely safe for the environment, otherwise they wouldn’t be sold by companies. Get your hands on this special coating paint, and cover every inch of your home in it. This will suppress the mold from spreading and possibly appearing in the first place, depending on what causing the mold from appearing.
Getting Things Done
From time to time you might need to remove the mold manually, without applying any chemical to it or using any prevention method. There are couple of things that you need to know before you start. First off, you’ll need a sand paper that won’t damage the paint on the material that you are scrubbing. Getting rid of mold on hard surfaces, releases the mold into the air, so make sure that you have a mask on before you start. Another thing that you need to consider is opening windows to let the air in. You don’t want to spend too much time in a room were mold is in the air. You can also use fans and close your air duct systems so that it doesn’t end up in it.
Sweeping Under the Rug
The biggest mistake you can make is try to hide the mold by covering the walls with another layer of paint. Not only that you will waste the money on paint, but you will also put your health at risk. This won’t get you anywhere are mold that is trapped under additional layers, will quickly reappear making your efforts to hide the problem useless.