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What Are Some Eco-friendly Mold Cleanup Methods I Can Use?

5/3/2023 (Permalink)

When faced with a mold infestation, it may be challenging to decide how to handle it. On the one hand, you will want to do whatever it takes to eliminate this unhealthy situation as fast as possible to avoid possible health consequences - especially if it could be black mold. On the other hand, you don’t want to harm the environment, either. 

Mold is a natural part of our world; the spores are all around us all the time. The balance of nature needs to be preserved and protected, even while we are protecting ourselves. 

Keep reading for helpful information on eco-friendly methods for mold remediation that you can choose to use in your Tiffin home or business!

How Can I Remediate Mold Without Hurting The Environment?

Here are some environmentally responsible ways to remediate a mold infestation:

  • Before you start. Before beginning any mold remediation, take protective steps to avoid exposing your skin or mucous membranes to mold and mycotoxins during the cleaning process. 
    • A respiratory protective device (such as an N95 mask)
    • Safety goggles
    • Rubber gloves
    • Old rags and a scrub brush
  • Tea Tree Oil. In your spray bottle, mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil with one cup of water. Undiluted tea tree oil may irritate your skin, so be sure to wear gloves. Mist the affected area with your solution and wipe it away. Remember - a little goes a long way!
  • Vinegar. Pour the white distilled, undiluted vinegar into a spray bottle, and spray the vinegar directly onto the moldy surface. Let it sit for an hour. Use a scrub brush to loosen mold and clean the area with warm water. Any vinegar odors should clear within a couple of hours.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide. Saturate any moldy surface with generous amounts of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 10 minutes, or wait for the peroxide to stop bubbling. Scrub the area to remove all mold remnants and stains, and wipe the surface to remove any residual mold and spores. Repeat this step after your initial clean-up to ensure complete mold removal.
  • Baking Soda. Add a one-quarter tablespoon of baking soda to a standard spray bottle. Mix with water and shake until the powder has dissolved. Generously spray the moldy area with the solution. Use a scrub brush to get mold off of the surface. You should repeat this process the following day.

Who Should I Call If My Mold Removal Efforts Aren’t Successful?

Remember, once a mold colony is established, it can never be eradicated. Our SERVPRO mold remediation webpage has some vital information about this fact. 

If you are battling mold and don’t seem to be winning, call SERVPRO! We are mold remediation experts! You can trust us to handle your residential and commercial mold issues.

Local and state laws in the Tiffin area may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the infestation. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

With SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties, you can expect the following:

Call us today at (419) 443 1790 for recovery from any disaster, including water, firestorm damage, and mold-related issues.

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