Your garage is dark most of the time and might even be damp. These conditions lead to the perfect breeding ground for mold. Detached garages are especially susceptible to mold spores that can enter through open doors or windows. Some garages don’t have great air circulation and if they aren’t used often, mold can be very common. You can’t just ignore the mold however and might need professional mold removal to take care of the problem before it poses a health risk to you and your family members.
Here are the steps you need to take when you find mold in your garage:
- Proper Safety- Mold is hazardous to your health and can travel into your home on your clothes. You need to make sure your skin is covered, you wear gloves, and eye protection. You’ll also need to wear a face mask or respirator if the mold growth is severe.
- Contain the Spores- Mold removal is a delicate process and spores can spread very easily so it is important to contain the area where the mold is located. Hanging up sheets of plastic around the area while you are cleaning will ensure the spores don’t spread outside of the contained area.
- Clean the Mold- To DIY mold removal you will need a spray bottle of warm water, bleach, vinegar, or a mold removal cleaner, and a stiff-bristle brush. You’ll need to spray the mold with warm water first then spray the growth with the bleach or cleaning solution. Follow the directions on the bottle if you used a cleaning solution. If you used bleach or vinegar, let the solution sit for a few minutes to lift the mold spores. Use the brush to scrub away the mold then rinse the area with warm water. You’ll need to dry the area thoroughly once the mold is gone to ensure it doesn’t grow back.
Contact ServiceMaster for Mold Removal Services Today
The best way to ensure your mold removal is completed sufficiently is to consider professional mold remediation services. Trained professionals have specialized tools and products that ensure the mold in your garage is gone and can help you prevent further outbreaks.
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