Mold is a fairly common issue many Americans will face every year. It is a microscopic spore that is present in nearly every room all around the world. These spores can blow in from an open window or come from a gust of wind as you open the door to your home. They spread as quickly as it may enter your home. FEMA states that mold can grow in as little as 24-hours and as long as 72-hours.
Mold removal services provided by companies like United Water Restoration Group can assist you in fixing the problem. However, if the problem is small enough, you may want to take mold removal services into your own hands. We would like to discuss a few ways to help you get rid of mold as well as describe our mold removal services.
Before going over mold removal services and how you may assist yourself, we want to discuss spotting mold. Mold can grow anywhere, it can grow during any time of the year, and in any spot in a room. Mold can be tricky to spot, but it is always given away by the scent it leaves. If you are not spotting mold, but are able to smell the odor, then it may be hiding. The most common areas in a home for mold are the following:
The Kitchen – the kitchen is a hotspot for mold as it is an area where water frequently runs. Mold can catch onto dish rags or sponges if not properly rang out. The sink is a hot spot as there could be an unnoticed leak.
The Bathroom – the bathroom is another hotspot for mold as it is a popular spot for water usage. Be sure to look in corners of the shower/bath, under the sink, and behind the toilet. Due to the nature of this room, you may want to check any rugs.
The Basement – basements are hotspots for water damage in general. 98% of basements will experience some form of water damage in their lifetime. This may come from a leaky pipe or just the overall nature of a basement.
The Attic – the attic is a popular spot for mold and water damage as it can be very easily exposed to the elements. Mold also has plenty of materials to grab in the average attic. Items like insulation are perfect mold colony breeding grounds.
There are many areas in your home that you may not feel comfortable accessing, like the crawl space or smaller attics. Mold removal services provided by United Water Restoration Group will go over through areas for you.
Non-Toxic Mold Removal
If you decide to undertake the mold removal services yourself, you may be seeking ways to remove the mold naturally. There are several ways to remove mold from an area without having to go out and buy products that may prove to be toxic. Here are a few natural ways for you to undertake mold removal services:
- Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is a natural oil that is also a potent and natural fungicide. For this solution you will need a spray bottle, water, and tea tree oil. For every teaspoon of tea tree oil you place in, place one cup of water. Tea tree oil is very potent and the ratio will help spread it throughout the affected areas.
- Vinegar – Vinegar is a fairly common household item that can assist you with your mold removal services! As a naturally-antimicrobial substance, vinegar can remove most strains of mold. For this solution, fill up a spray bottle with the vinegar and apply to the affected areas. Though we added water to our first solution, since vinegar is a weaker acidic solution, water will dilute it and may make it ineffective.
- Lemons – Your first thought for lemon juice likely isn’t using it for mold removal services, but it can get the job done. Lemons are a natural deodorizer, antiseptic, bleach, stain remover, and cleaner all placed into one. Juice several lemons and place the juice in the affected areas. After about 10 minutes, come back and wipe the area down. The area will be free of mold and left with a refreshing citrusy smell that beats out any industrial cleaner.
There are many other ways to help rid your home of mold. These solutions, if done properly, should assist you in preventing further outbreak in the area. However, as we’ve stated, mold can linger and come into any room of your home.
Why Use Mold Removal Services?
Taking the services under yourself can save you money and allow you to learn a thing or two. However, mold colonies can spread very quickly and lie in areas you may not think to look. Utilizing mold removal services from United Water Restoration Group can help provide you with peace of mind. We guarantee that we will find any mold colonies in the home and fix the problem. Our 7 step process allows us to inspect, assess, remove, clean, and renovate a home in case of major mold outbreaks.
All mold needs to grow and thrive is oxygen, organic material, and dampness. It can grow and spread in many areas of your home that may go unnoticed for some time. Mold removal services provided by United Water Restoration Group will find the mold and remove it. We can clean affected objects, repair, and replace certain items around your home. Carpet is one item that can be heavily affected and hurt by mold. Our mold removal services can help repair or have us entirely replace the carpeting altogether.
United Water Restoration Group’s mold removal services are able to place your home or business back in a state of normalcy. While we can’t remove all mold from a home, due to the nature of the microscopic spore, we can remove colonies and prevent further spread.
United Water Restoration Group is a company that focuses on mold, water, fire, and flood damage. Our mold removal services can help ensure your home’s health and your safety. To find a United Water Restoration Group office located near you, check out our site and input your zip code to our database.
If you are in need of our mold removal services, we encourage you to contact our hotline (800) 430-5838, which is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week! We provide services in Ormond Beach, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, and many other locations around Florida!