Should You Be Concerned About Black Mold In Your Home?

OK, admit it, you have been ignoring the new house guest on the ceiling of your bathroom. Its not the same size as the proverbial “elephant in the room” but it can have just as much of an impact on your house and your family. I am of course speaking of ceiling mold and your reluctance to pitch battle with it. Time to prepare the bathroom to be “de-molded”, clean up your ceiling mold, make sure the mold is dead, and paint over the newly cleaned area. This article will provide you with the tools you need to rid your bathroom of ceiling mold.

Many times the worker can use an existing door and just attach the poly door to it. A time saver is to make a poly door that is reusable. First, cut a piece to fit over a standard size door. The measurement of the poly should be 38″ X 84″. Cut the upside Popcorne ceiling removal down T and covering dust flap. Now, apply duct tape around the perimeter and fold over the edges making a “picture frame” around the edge. Duct tape the flap over the “T”. The masking tape to attach the poly to the casings can be removed and applied over and over without tearing the poly. At the end of the job, just roll it up for the next project. The reusable door should be able to be installed in 2 or 3 minutes vs. taking 10 to 15 minutes to make a new one every time.

Be sure to have two kinds on hand. Painter’s plastic can be used to cover shelves and articles around the room. It’s far less expensive and comes in handy for just covering the odds and ends.

Possums will chew through woodwork and even the edge of fibro to gain access to your ceiling. Especially if they have been living there for a while. I have seen them pull chicken wire out of the hole to get back in.

There are also other causes for that big wet basements repair bill in your future. Aside from recurring flooding wet basements and the mould that often accompanies it can also be caused plumbing leaks, leaky roofs or siding, blocked air-conditioning condensation drain lines, and high indoor humidity. Usually it is easy to diagnose the source of the water by yourself but sometimes you get a mystery pool of water or flood that seems to have no apparent cause. In that case the cause is most likely to be hydrostatic water pressure building up in the soil outside your foundations. This water builds up and causes pressure to be applied to your wall. It also makes them very damp and prone to growing all kinds of mould including the deadly black mold that can damage the nervous system.

White suits generally come in one piece with footies. These footies tear during work very easily and will be tripping the worker in no time. Since the EPA guidelines are not abatement the footies can be cut off at the ankles and the ends taped with masking tape around the ankle. This will give much more traction and ease of movement.

Mold that has died can still cause allergic reactions in people who are susceptible to mold. The mold must also be removed after it has been killed. If bathroom mold is found in the walls and ceilings and the area of the mold infection is more than 10 square feet, professional mold remediation will be necessary in almost all cases for best results.

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