How To Get Rid of Mold After A Flood?

Mold is always going to pop up after you have some severe moisture and humidity. This is a breeding ground for black mold and it can be quite deadly to those who are susceptible.

Rather then going thru the different types of mold, I would worried about all forms of mold. Not just black mold… the only one you can really not worry about is cladosporium which grows on fruit. This is not deadly… but to very highly allergenic folks, it can be deadly.

As for which molds to worry about… all of them. If it’s black mold then you need to get rid of it.

How To Get Rid of Black Mold?

Understanding why you have black mold is important. Here are some facts as to why it is growing in your home. Remember, you need to understand the source of the problem in order to correct the problem.

Moisture Problems Arise From:

  • A/C not being balanced and sweating
  • A/C duct work being placed incorrectly
  • Roof leak
  • Water intruding into home
  • Outdoor sprinklers hitting your wall consistently
  • and many other

Hint… Hint… these are wonderful locations to check right now if you have mold. These protocols are neatly organized from a wonderful mold removal procedures site.

Next Step: Inspecting For Mold 

After you understand common locations how mold can create the problem. You are halfway to getting rid of the problem. Even though… you may have a flood and you need to remove the mold. You will need to be aware the water seeps into every building material it can. This can lead to doorways with mold, furniture bottoms with mold, and even a/c handlers and your clothes.

If you are looking to get rid of mold from your clothes, I would recommend a non allergenic mold laundry detergent.

Ok.. so back to your mold inspection.

Some Popular Problematic Locations:

  • Perimeter Walls
  • Doors
  • Basements
  • Ceilings
  • Carpeting (Pickup Carpet & Check Tack Strips)

Look for the following in these locations:

  • Water damage or Water stains
  • Warping of building material (wood framing, etc)
  • Funky musty odors
  • Mold stains

You will want to look for moisture stains and water damage in these areas.  Look for black staining or simple greyish water damage on all wood and other building materials. Even your carpeting can be water damage and may need to be removed.

Pictures of Water Damage:

As always if you think it is too much work or above your level of knowledge, you can always look into hiring mold inspection companies in your local area.

Here is a useful guide on Mold Inspections:

Removing The Mold:

When removing mold you can do it in two ways. Have a professional remove the mold or simply do it yourself.

In this piece, I am going to explain what I found most mold professionals are using. The non toxic formula was actually released to the public after new licensing agreements. The product was so successful it was hard for the company to release it to the public, because the large companies who were using the mold cleaners were simply wanting it all to themselves.

So if you are looking to kill mold and keep it from coming back. There are excellent solutions to do this for you. These are the black mold cleaning products I would highly recommend. You can learn more about Molderizer at their mold remediation products website.

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