Preventing Mold by the Best and Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid. Preventing mold from occurring should be all of our goals. Below are just some of the easy ways that Dial-A-Maid has observed and practiced to eliminate moisture issues at the source and improve ventilation, thereby eliminating mold issues in and around the house.
- Be sure your gutters and downspouts are clear and water is properly draining away from your home’s foundation. Indoors, repair any plumbing leaks and install exhaust fans in the bathrooms, the kitchen and the laundry room. Run a dehumidifier to reduce the overall moisture level to keep mold from growing.
- Always wear protective masks to avoid inhaling any mold spores. Also don disposal gloves that go to the middle of your forearm. Invest in a good pair of goggles. One’s that don’t have ventilation holes in them so as to avoid getting mold or spores in your eyes. Use all of these before you begin any kind of mold elimination processes, says the Best and Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
- Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water and dry completely with a rag. For porous surfaces, like drywall, try a mold cleaner specially formulated with mold killing ingredients. And, always remove mold and dry any surface before you paint. Otherwise, the paint might and is highly likely, to peel.
- Use undiluted vinegar on hard surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom. A bleach solution also works to kill mol. Mix 1 cup bleach in a gallon of water and apply to the surface and don’t rinse. Or, add a little dishsoap to the bleach solution to help the bleach penetrate porous surfaces, such as grout. Be sure to rinse off this mixture, though, due to the addition of soap. Additionally, a mixture of 50/50 solution of ammonia and water can be sprayed onto the moldy surface. Let this solution penetrate for 2-3 hours, then rinse with clear water.