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How to Clean Your House and Get Rid of the Mould

by Emil P. CEO
One of the biggest dangers for the human health and comfort is hidden deep in the corners of almost every home on Earth. It is frequently referred to as mould (or mold). The term is a general name describing different species of fungi that grow in the form of multicellular groups called hyphae. Everyone and each of them can cause many health issues and decrease in life quality. In general, moulds are extremely persistent and difficult to clean. You will need specialised cleaning products and lots of patience. There is a good chance that your house will never be entirely mould-free. Nevertheless, there are a number of things that you can do to limit the fungi's influence on your life.

Stay on Guard While Cleaning the House

It is dangerous to stay for a long time in a mouldy room or to touch mouldy surfaces with your bare hands.

You must always wear gloves and a protective mask. Consider using protection for your eyes and years. 

When organising the house cleaning try to ensure a steady airflow in the room.
 
Do not take the risks that mould holds, lightheartedly, you need to stay alert at all times. Most of the cleaning products used to eliminate mould are very toxic so make sure you are handling them cautiously.

Home Cleaning Tips

If you feel ready to exterminate your mouldy enemies be aware of the following:

  • Moulds love moisture and you should be very careful while cleaning the damaged surfaces. 
  • Do not use water to clean the walls, instead use specialised bleach solutions.
  • Never rinse the surfaces with water after cleaning them with bleach, this will eliminate the cleaning effect of the chlorine. 
  • If possible leave the walls or windows to dry out in direct sunlight.
  • Most moulds look alike so consider hiring professionals to take tests and examine your mould tenants. It is important to clean every type separately with the proper cleaning supplies.

Different Types of Mould Should be Cleaned in a Specific Way

As you already saw moulds can be quite dangerous for you and your family. Many times people can't make the difference between the various types of fungi and are potentially endangering themselves. 

Consider the possibility of hiring a professional house cleaning company that will help you with the difficult task of getting rid of all the mould in your home.

Depending on the toxicity of the fungi and its biological characteristics (light, flowy spores; is it airborne;) a lot of different, specialized cleaning products can be used to remove them from your home. If you still want to give it a shot and try to identify what kind of mould you have and clean it yourself, check this article for more information about the different types of mould.

Take into Consideration Your Location

As we said in the beginning mould is a part of most of the households on the planet, nevertheless, there are places that are considerably more “mould attractive” than others. Water and humidity attract mould like honey attracts ants so if you live in Great Britain, in the Southern parts of Norway, in The Netherlands and in a big part of North America, just to name a few, you have mould in your home. So buckle up and prepare yourself for a big house cleaning.


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