What Is Green Mold and How Do I Get Rid of It?
All molds have a few things in common: they flourish in damp settings, feed on organic waste, and may be damaging to your health. Green mold is not an exception. Ever wondered what it is and if it is dangerous?
Regular yard work and seasonal chores keep the house in good shape. You can fix practically everything around the house, but not green mold.
It thrives on a variety of different outdoor surfaces and is undaunted by the elements. Green mold may quickly become a serious cleanup task, whether you’ve lived in your home for years or just bought it.
Like all mold, green mold is toxic and poses a health risk to humans. While people breathe mold spores every day, certain conditions trigger mold-related illnesses.
Mold development indoors can cause pneumonia, lung inflammation, coughing, runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy skin, especially in individuals prone to allergies and asthma.
So, let’s look at how you can get rid of toxic mold in your property today:
Test the Indoor and Outdoor Areas for Green Mold
Green molds have a greenish tint, so they can be challenging to recognize due to their wide range of coloration. But generally, they are identifiable by splotches of various greens and greenish greys in damp areas. In addition, green mold often grows with other molds, such as black or pink mold.
Green mold also loves wood and grows on wood floors, ceiling beams, and walls. They thrive in the dark, constricted confines of kitchen cabinets, even on food like bread.
While green mold may be detected by its green development, only a laboratory test can identify whether the mold is a specific species.
Mold test kits are commonly available, allowing property owners to determine if unsightly, musty mushrooms are mold. Mold removal and treatment companies can also provide professional mold inspections.
Remove Green Mold Immediately
Green mold must be removed at its source—moisture. Prevent indoor dampness by repairing plumbing leaks, caulking foundation cracks, and sealing window bases. Destroying the moisture source stops the growth of green mold and other molds.
After reducing internal moisture, mold colonies can be removed. Large infestations of green mold can be treated with fungicides or by sucking up mold spores with a HEPA-filtered vacuum.
You Can Use DIY Mold Removal Techniques
Small mold colonies can be removed with specialized chemicals for mold. If you want a more natural approach to treating and removing mold, you might try several DIY remedies using common household materials.
You can try mixing baking soda and water in a spray bottle and spray the solution on mold-afflicted areas. Leave them for ten minutes before wiping with a wet sponge until the mold is gone.
A 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and water solution can also kill moderate mold growth. Wait ten minutes after applying the mold cure before removing mold with a clean cloth.
Finally, vinegar is such an all-around natural home cleaner and even a mold-remover. You can fill a spray bottle halfway with vinegar on mold-infested surfaces. Wait an hour for the vinegar to dissolve before removing the mold using a wet sponge.
The damp sponges and towels used to remove green mold operate as moist, nutrient-rich hosts, but remember to dispose of them immediately to prevent spreading mold spores due to incorrect disposal. Finally, after cleaning, paint surfaces with anti-fungal paint to prevent mold from growing back.
If getting rid of mold seems daunting, it’s because it is. However, the effort needed to remove mold is worth it because of all the health risks green mold can bring.
Most homeowners who want to save money will often choose to treat mold themselves, which is fine if only a few areas are affected. In the case of a mold infestation, it is preferable to contact a professional. They have the skills, techniques, and equipment to eradicate mold, dry, and repair your home safely.
At Master Restoration Idaho, we provide excellent and thorough mold remediation, so you don’t have to stress. We’ve seen it all and have completed numerous Boise mold remediation projects. With our 24/7 damage repair service, you can feel assured that help is on the way. Have your home repaired with the expertise and care you deserve! Call us now at (208) 286-1991.