Cleaning up Mold
A common belief is that bleach kills mold, this is just an old wives tale.
Truth is that mold is hydrophobic, meaning that it does not like water. Yes, you do need moisture and a food source such as drywall, food or dirt to grow mold. But if you spray mold with a liquid you send the hyphae into a frenzy and they spring off to begin growing mold elsewhere.
By spraying bleach on the mold your actually make the hyphae invisible springing off everywhere, but it will not kill it.
On hard surfaces such as counters, clean-up is easy. A sponge with soap and water and wipe down the surfaces, rinse and repeat.
On soft surfaces such as drywall, the section will need to be removed.
On porous surfaces such as wood, it can be scraped, sanded and hepa vacuumed at same time. Treatments such as Dry Ice and Soda Blasting are another way to remove it, but you still have to remove the product that you used to blast it off
There are new products on the market such as an enzyme designed to kill the mold and we have other products to remove the staining or to seal the surface. As it is an enzyme designed to kill mold, you can spray it on, wipe it on, or in some cases such as a crawlspace or attic a spray and a fogging procedure can kill all the mold and eliminate the high mold counts on the surface and in the air so your homes can pass inspection and move to closing on a sale.For all your carpet cleaning in Denver, water damage in Denver, or Mold removal in Denver or just advice on water damage or mold we are here to help. www.stevemorancompanies.com