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Molds such as fungus mold and slime mold are most often found in areas that have high humidity levels such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms or damp basements (especially after flooding). It is important to try and prevent mold and mildew growth, or if it’s already present, try mold remediation and mold removal.
Mold and mildew spores released in the air can cause severe allergic reactions such as watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing, nasal congestion and fatigue. When mold starts to reproduce inside a home, it can eat away at the structure, cause thousands of dollars in damage, possibly make family members sick from mold exposure. There are several mold cleaning, prevention, and mold removal methods to deal with this persistent problem. We highly recommend using a combination of these products below, to reduce mold to safe levels throughout your home.
Dehumidifiers will help dry moist areas and lower humidity levels which should be maintained at about 50% relative humidity or lower to prevent mold and mildew growth. By using a dehumidifier you take away mold’s ability to replicate. There are plenty of models to choose from depending on whether you need bigger or smaller dehumidifiers for your mold problem.
Once mold exists, it’s likely airborne and to get it out of your breathing air you need air purifiers. For small areas the best solution is our Airfree Onix 3000 Air Sterilizers but if you have a big area, a model with HEPA filtration is necessary. HEPA filters remove airborne particles ranking from .03 microns and larger which would include mold.
Vacuuming with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Absolute) filter reduces mold spore concentrations in carpets. A HEPA vacuum properly traps mold spores that have settled on the floor. Our extensive HEPA vacuum cleaners selection varies in prices and styles and to choose from.
Our extensive selection of steam cleaners will destroy the mold while simultaneously cleaning, eliminating allergens and deodorizing. The best possible steam cleaners you can buy are Ladybug Steam Cleaners with TANCS (TANCS is registered as disinfectant with the EPA and uses zero chemicals). The best value is our exclusive WhiteWing II Vapor Steam Cleaner.
If you need extra padding on your mattress, you should use latex mattress pads. They are especially helpful since they are naturally mold resistant and are surrounded by organic wool that discourages the growth of mold and mildew. For mold resistant mattress pads we recommend Royal-Pedic Quilted Pillow top Organic Mattress Pads.
A nontoxic, chemical-free, hypoallergenic wool comforter inhibits the growth of mold and mildew since wool naturally repels moisture. We also recommend controlling your humidity levels with dehumidifiers which can eliminate the need for a new bed, mattress or mattress pads.
We now have several eco friendly spray products by Ecology Works and Allersearch which are excellent for spot mold remediation in your kitchen and bathroom. These are suitable for small scale mold relief problems. These are a definite must add to your kitchen cabinet.
In your battle against asthma, it is important to give yourself peace of mind by testing before and after your remediation efforts. It is also useful to know whether certain allergens are actually present in your household, since why go to the expense of trapping something that may not be even there in the first place?
Your humidity level can be automatically and accurately controlled with a Total Humidity Controller. For your humidifier, a Condensate Pump will continuously remove water as needed and will pump 15 feet vertically or 20 feet horizontally. Mold grows on surfaces so monitor conditions potential for mold growth with a Hygrometer and a Humidity Alarm.