Mold and mold spores, which are in the air during the mold removal process, can be extremely hazardous to your health and requires specific gear, tools, and mold remover cleansers in order to complete the job with the least amount of risk.
Three major factors in removing mold from your home are:
1. Masks, Gloves, long sleeves, pants, shoes with socks, should be worn with special attention to gloves. Additionally, areas that are to be cleaned should be covered well within a five to ten foot radius of the affected area. All animals and everyday objects should be out of the area. Brushes with stiff bristles, scrapers, and good commercial cleaner must be utilized. Heavy duty large trash bags should also be readily available to dispose of the affected materials and to remove the masks and gloves used to treat the area in the final stages. You can also use a wet/dry vacuum but you must clean the machine in a safe area with mask and gloves and using the commercial grade mold remover cleanser.
2. Chlorine bleach is least effective in cleaning mold and removing mold spores when compared to commercial cleansers such as Biocide and H2Orange2. Your greatest bet is to leave the bleach in the laundry room where it is most practical
3. Chlorine Bleach alone is not strong enough, nor is it porous enough to penetrate wood, drywall, carpet, and other elements to prevent re-infection from mold growing below the surface.
Utilize the commercial cleanser of your choice but choose one that guarantees it will disinfect and therefore, remove mold and mold spores from the affected area. Once you have all your gear in place, and the area is free from human and pet traffic, you begin by spraying or applying the cleanser to remove mold.
You may need scrapers and brushes to entirely remove the mold. As each section is removed, you should carefully contain the mold in large trash bags that will be removed from the property in the final stages.
In the end, you may want to look for a sealer or stain with a mold retardant to prevent new mold growth in the same area. Inspection and careful cleansing repeatedly – including removing pieces of drywall and carpet that may never be mold-free – and replacing those areas with fresh, clean carpet or drywall is the second last step in mold removal.