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Tips for Getting Rid of Mold After Water Damage

One of the most annoying effects of water damage is the mold and mildew that happily grows in the moist environment, damaging your property, causing unpleasant odors and, with some species, even presenting serious health risks. The best thing to do is to call a mitigation team to carry out mold restoration procedures. However, in the interim, our water damage company in Mendocino County gives some simple things you can do to get rid of mold and keep it at bay.

Keep Moisture Levels as Low as Possible

Aside from cleaning and drying all damp surfaces, you should also bring in fans and dehumidifiers to dry out the air in your home as much as possible.

Clean the Mold-Hosting Surfaces

Grab your brushes, cloths, gloves, and detergents, it’s time to go to work. Bleach, antimicrobial sprays as well as a good scrubbing should all take care of most growths. If you have mold on wooden surfaces, clean them lightly with a mild solution of dishwasher detergent and then finish off with a good coat of furniture polish. Upholstery, linen, and clothing are best washed with bleach or even rubbing alcohol. Use a mild bleach solution on painted walls. Most importantly, be sure to dry everything thoroughly after cleaning.

Along with bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and borax can all be used effectively to clean away mold. Be sure to use the appropriate detergent-to-water ratios, wear protective clothing and most importantly, keep everything as dry as possible.

West Coast Fire & Water specializes in quality home restoration in the Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin counties. We are on standby to provide water damage mitigation services, including mold restoration, and make your home look as good as new. We offer 24-hour emergency service in Mendocino County. So, if you are in need of home restoration in the event of water damage, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.