If you have mold in your home, you need to make sure you get rid of it as soon as you can. Many molds are toxic and can make you sick as the mold spores can fly in the air. This makes it very easy for someone to breathe the mold spores into their lungs. Fortunately, there are many ways you can get rid of the mold, two of which are listed below.

Hire a Professional Mold Removal Company 

If you have a lot of mold, you should hire a professional mold removal company to do this job for you. You may have mold in areas of your home that you are not aware of. This company will know where to look to ensure all mold is removed from your home. 

The mold remover contractor will seal off the areas of your home where mold is found. They do this with plastic sheeting which will prevent the mold spores from leaving the area and spreading in your home. Once sealed, the mold professional will start the process of removing the mold. They use professional equipment to do this, such as HEPA vacuums and commercial dehumidifiers. 

When the mold is removed from your home, the contractor will purify the air to remove mold spores. They do this by using an air scrubber that has an air exchanger. This machinery removes the moldy air and then replaces it with fresh, clean air through ventilation. 

Remove the Mold Yourself

If you do not have a lot of mold in your home, you can try to remove it yourself. Before you start, put on a face mask to protect yourself. Use a scrub brush to remove mold from hard surfaces with a mold removal cleaner. You can make your own cleaner also. Put on rubber gloves before you make this as bleach is used. Put a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and bleach into a spray bottle, and then spray the moldy areas. Let the cleaner that you use or the cleaner that you make sit on the moldy surfaces for a few hours, and then rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean rag. 

If there is mold on porous surfaces, you should not use a scrub brush, or you could cause damage. Instead use a rag to clean the mold. If the mold is in ceiling tiles, you should consider replacing them, as it will be difficult to remove the mold without causing damage. 

Purchase a product that you spray onto the mold areas after you clean them that will prevent the mold from coming back again. You can find these products at home improvement stores or online.

Unless you had a type of flood that caused the mold, determine where the mold is coming from and make needed repairs.