Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 08:58
How to prepare to move out of a house with mold –
Mold creates an awful smell and can ruin your household items
and all your possessions. If you are moving, you do not want
to take the mold with you. Mold spores can cling to your
possessions;you need to take the proper precautions to
prevent the mold from being moved to your new home.
Mold can be very dangerous to the health of you and your
family. Preventing mold from contaminating your new home
is important to your health and creating a safe environment.
Begin by assuring you have the proper PPE (personal
protective equipment). Protect yourself from mold spores.
Proper PPE will consist of rubber gloves, face mask,
eye goggles and disposable gloves. After you are wearing
your proper PPE, begin decontamination by following these steps:
Remove the furniture from the home, taking it out side to a wide
open area.Remove any loose mold by sweeping it off with a broom.
Use a vacuum to clean all the affected areas (dispose of vacuum
bag after this step)Then, using a mixture of warm water and
detergent with ammonia, scrub the affected area with a
sponge and the previously stated mixture.
Next step is to then create a mixture of color safe bleach and
water (1/4 teaspoon to 1 cup of bleach), if the furniture is
upholstered, try the mixture on a hidden piece of fabric first.
Finally, allow the furniture to dry completely, leave it in a very dry
open area to dry for 24 hours, this will prevent the mold from
growing back.If you are in a situation where you are moving and
your leaving a house that has mold, be sure to follow the above
steps to prevent moving the mold to your new home.