Recent Mold Remediation Posts

There's Mold in the Air...Conditioner!

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation There's Mold in the Air...Conditioner! Don't be afraid to get your AC unit wet while cleaning it! They are typically water resistant. We advise to keep the water away from the controls.

Have you noticed a smell but can’t quite put your finger on where it is coming from? When was the last time you checked your AC units?

Mold thrives any place there is moisture.  Whether you can clean the unit yourself or need a replacement will be determined by where the mold is located. A few steps can be taken to inspect and clean your AC unit.

First, unplug and remove the unit from the window.

Second, remove the filter and allow to soak in hot soapy water.

Third, remove the outside pieces of your unit. Be sure to follow your owner’s manual. Once you have access to the inside of the AC unit, vacuum to remove any built-up debris and dust.

Fourth, make sure the coils are clean. This is a step you cannot skip because the built-up residue will provide a food source for mold.

Fifth, after you know the coils are clean, you will need to wipe down the entire inside of the unit to wipe away any visible mold.

Sixth, spray the inside of the unit with Concrobium. This product can be found at any store that sells home improvement goods. After allowing the filter to soak through all the other steps, make sure to wipe down the filter and remove any leftover residues.

The seventh and final step is to allow the AC unit to dry completely before assembling it back together.

If you take apart the unit and find it saturated with mold, replacing the whole unit could be the safest option for you and your family. A common mistake people make is turning off the AC completely before leaving the home for a few days. This can lead to mold growth because the stagnant air promotes its growth. Instead of turning the AC off completely, set the temperature up 10 degrees higher than you would normally have it. This will keep the unit running every once in a while to prevent the environment where mold will grow. 

Mold Prevention - Your Bathroom

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold thrives on lingering moisture, especially in rooms that do not have the correct type of ventilation.  Mold can grow on numerous materials in your bathroom like shower curtains, rugs, wallpaper, drywall, and grout.  

Tips on How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

  1. Do not leave damp towels or any other wet materials on the floor.
  2. Make sure the bathroom is getting proper ventilation. Use the bathroom vent anytime the shower or tub is running and leave the vent on for 30 minutes after you are done. 
  3.  After you are done showering, wipe down the tiles and grout in the shower.
  4. Wash your shower curtain regularly.
  5. Wash the rugs in your bathroom regularly. 
  6. Purchase a mildew resistant shower curtain.

Sitting water can cause mold growth.  Make sure to keep your tub, shower, and sink clean by cleaning them frequently.  A clean and dry environment will prevent mold from ever growing.

How to Prevent Mold in your Bathroom

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold thrives on lingering moisture, especially in rooms that do not have the correct type of ventilation.  Mold can grow on numerous materials in your bathroom like shower curtains, rugs, wallpaper, drywall, and grout.  

Tips on How to prevent Bathroom mold

  1. Do not leave damp towels or any other wet materials on the floor.
  2. Make sure the bathroom is getting proper ventilation. Use bathroom vent anytime the shower or tub is running and leaven vent on for 30 minutes after you are done. 
  3.  After you are done showering wipe down the tiles and grout in the shower.
  4. Wash your shower curtain regularly .
  5. Wash the rugs in your bathroom regularly. 
  6. Go for a mildew resistant shower curtain.

When you let water and soap sit in the tub, it can cause mold growth.  make sure to keep your tub, shower, and sink clean by cleaning them frequently.