Tips For Effective Mold Cleaning After a Storm.

Southwest Florida is still in the middle of storm season and strong storms can bring more than just damage to a household – they can contribute to the growth of mold and mildew in homes with moisture and heat. Cleaning mold early can prevent problems. Here are 9 effective ways to clean mold and mildew from our friends at State Insureance USA…
• Clean, disinfect and dry all affected areas.
• Use a non-ammonia soap (ammonia plus bleach will result in toxic fumes) or detergent and hot water to scrub contaminated areas.
• Bag and dispose of materials with moldy residue, such as rags, paper, leaves and debris. Hard-surfaced materials can be kept once they are cleaned and disinfected.
• Use a stiff brush on masonry walls and similar surfaces.
• Rinse with clean water. After cleaning, apply a solution of one cup of household bleach per one gallon of water and allow it to dry.
• Ventilate the area well before, during and after entering the work area.
• Turn off utilities.
• Wear a paper mask, coveralls, waterproof gloves and goggles while cleaning.
• Clean yourself with disinfectant soap when you are done.

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