Tips for Cleaning Mold From            Walls
For most homeowners, just the word mold is enough tomake you cringe. There is a lot about mold that theaverage person does...
About MoldMold is a living organism and can be both helpful andharmful, depending on where it is growing. Here issome basi...
How Does Mold Spread?One of the issues with household mold is when it startsspreading from its original spot to other area...
What Are the Dangers of Mold?Some of the dangers of mold include:•   Respiratory illness•   Headaches•   Weakened immune s...
How Do I Know If It’s Mold?Since mold releases spores that can cause healthissues, it’s best not to go poking around too m...
Mold on the WallsEven though walls aren’t a place that most homeownersexpect to find mold, it still happens and it still c...
Mold on DrywallIf you notice spots of mold on your drywall:• Add a small amount of baking soda or detergent to a  damp rag...
Mold on ConcreteIf you detect mold on a concrete wall:• Vacuum the area with a HEPA vacuum cleaner• Clean off the moldy sp...
Mold on WoodFor wooden walls:• Vacuum any loose mold away with a HEPA vacuum  cleaner• Try using a damp rag and detergent ...
When to Call the ProsIn some cases, you may be able to eliminate the moldproblem yourself, but you should call in theprofe...
ReferencesMRI-Mold.ca offers mold removal and remediation to households and businesses. To view more information on their ...
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MRI-Mold.ca offers mold removal and remediation to households and businesses. To view more information on their services, visit http://www.mri-mold.ca/. Their offices are located at 130 King Street West #1800 Toronto, ON M5X 1E3‎ (416) 504-0333.

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    1. 1. Tips for Cleaning Mold From Walls
    2. 2. For most homeowners, just the word mold is enough tomake you cringe. There is a lot about mold that theaverage person doesn’t know, but everyone knows thatit is better off avoided.Mold can find its way into your home through a varietyof means, and once it’s there it can be difficult toremove. Mold is common in basements and bathroomsand attics, and even on your walls.
    3. 3. About MoldMold is a living organism and can be both helpful andharmful, depending on where it is growing. Here issome basic info. about mold:• Mold requires moisture to grow• Mold won’t grow on dry surfaces• Mold inside your home has health risks• Mold includes things like fungi and mushrooms• The drug penicillin is derived from mold• Over 270 species of mold have been found inCanadian homes
    4. 4. How Does Mold Spread?One of the issues with household mold is when it startsspreading from its original spot to other areas. Moldrequires nutrients and moisture to spread and grow, butnot all molds require the same conditions.Some types of mold thrive on materials that are actuallywet, while others do best on materials that are justdamp on the inside.The high moisture levels that mold needs may comefrom outside the home or from the occupants on theinside.
    5. 5. What Are the Dangers of Mold?Some of the dangers of mold include:• Respiratory illness• Headaches• Weakened immune system• Allergic reactions• Rotted wood• Stains and discoloration• Structural damage
    6. 6. How Do I Know If It’s Mold?Since mold releases spores that can cause healthissues, it’s best not to go poking around too much.Here are some ways to help you identify mold in yourhome:• Discoloration of walls, carpets, wood, fabrics• Musty or earthy kind of smell in damp areas• Wetness or damp spots
    7. 7. Mold on the WallsEven though walls aren’t a place that most homeownersexpect to find mold, it still happens and it still carries thesame kind of health concerns.Whether you have drywall, concrete walls or woodenwalls, mold can become a problem that needs attention. Keep reading for some tips on how to clean mold offdifferent wall surfaces.
    8. 8. Mold on DrywallIf you notice spots of mold on your drywall:• Add a small amount of baking soda or detergent to a damp rag• Wipe the mold off the drywall, but don’t let the wall get too wet in the process• Watch the section of wall over the next several days to see if the mold comes back. Returning mold indicates the original source of moisture is still present.
    9. 9. Mold on ConcreteIf you detect mold on a concrete wall:• Vacuum the area with a HEPA vacuum cleaner• Clean off the moldy spots with detergent and water• Use one cup of trisodium phosphate dissolved in two gallons of water if the water and detergent doesn’t work. Soak the moldy surface for at least 15 minutes.• Dry the concrete as quickly as possible when the mold is gone
    10. 10. Mold on WoodFor wooden walls:• Vacuum any loose mold away with a HEPA vacuum cleaner• Try using a damp rag and detergent to wipe the mold away, then rinse and dry the area quickly• Sand the wood and vacuum away the results if the detergent is unsuccessful• Replace any wood that is rotted from the mold
    11. 11. When to Call the ProsIn some cases, you may be able to eliminate the moldproblem yourself, but you should call in theprofessionals if:• Your home has a high moisture level or is humid• You have a high volume of mold to deal with• The mold returns after you’ve cleaned the area severaltimes• You have elderly people or small kids living in thehome, or you or a family member have a respiratoryillness
    12. 12. ReferencesMRI-Mold.ca offers mold removal and remediation to households and businesses. To view more information on their services, visit http://www.mri-mold.ca/. Their offices are located at 130 King Street West #1800 Toronto, ON M5X 1E3 (416) 504-0333.
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