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Moving Tips: Getting rid of mold

Mold is unsightly and can be hazardous to your health.

Mold is unsightly and can be hazardous to your health.

Your new home can have many issues, and it is important that you know how to deal with them. Mold is something that can occur in any home, and if you see it, it is necessary to try to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Mold is the name for many different types of fungus, and these can grow on food, or your walls. Having mold building up on the walls is very dangerous, as it can cause respiratory illnesses. If you find out there is mold growing in the home, it is important to get rid of it immediately.

When you first bring in your items from the moving company, you should give the home a scan to make sure that there is no growing mold or areas that would be prone to mold issues. The best way to prevent mold is to be proactive and make sure floors, walls and ceilings are dry. If spills occur, make sure to dry them thoroughly as soon as they happen. Additionally, keep an eye out for leaks and any other issues that come to mind.

If there is mold in the home, you need to remove it as soon as possible. Small spots can be dealt with rather easily by using a solution of water and bleach. Make sure that you don't use too much bleach, as only a small amount should work for a small area. This method typically kills the mold, but you should make sure that you clean and dry the affected area well. Also, when using bleach, make sure that windows in the area are open, which will help keep a good airflow in the room.