How To Remove Mold From Wood
Black mold poses a great danger to your health as well as the building structure in case this is made out of wood. When you notice the first sign of black mold, you want to get rid of it as soon as you can.
There are 2 options when it comes to removing (black) mold from wood: you can either hire professionals to implement the black mold removal project; or you can do it yourself. Here is
1. Wash off the visible surface mold as much as possible with soap and water.
2. To disinfect the area, you have 2 options. Use mild bleach solution on non-porous surface like counter top, tiles, glass, walls, floor, tub, etc. To remove mold from wood, you can use undiluted white vinegar.
3. Vinegar can kill 80% of the mold spores. Use undiluted white vinegar to remove mold odors. Spray vinegar solution onto the surface and let it stand for at least 15 minutes to allow the vinegar to seep through the surface and kill the mold spores. If you can tolerate the strong fumes from vinegar, you may wipe dry the areas without rinsing. Otherwise rinse well with clean water and allow drying thoroughly.
4. Spray the bleach solution or vinegar solution onto the area and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before rinse off with warm water.
5. Allow the area to dry completely.
6. Next you need to eliminate loose mold spores that are floating in the air. Use an air purifier that equipped with carbon gas filter to absorb the mycotoxins from the mold. The use of steam cleaner will also help to diminish tiny mold particles that have become airborne.
To properly remove the mold from a wooden surface, it is highly recommended that you perform a vinegar rinse at least once a week.
Precautions for black mold removal
1. Use disposable clothing when performing black mold removal. Discard the clothing after you have finished with the removal of black mold. Do not wash it with your other laundries. This is to prevent the mold spores that attached to the your clothes from infecting other laundries. Black mold is deadly to your health.
2. Use face mask or respirator to protect yourself from inhaling the hazardous mold spores.
3. Protect your eyes with goggles that are able to filter tiny spores.
4. Make sure you take short breaks in between the course of black mold removal to give yourself some fresh air.
5. Seal off the area or room that you intend to carry out black mold removal with the use of plastic sheeting and duct tape.
6. Before you begin with black mold removal, make sure you moisten the area or surface that you are working on. This helps to prevent mold spores from becoming airborne.