If you’re like many people, you know that mold can be extremely pervasive – and that it can cause major problems. But is it hard to remove mold from a house? Here’s what you need to know.

Is it Hard to Remove Mold From a House?

Mold spores are everywhere – they can live in any type of climate. However, they only thrive and grow under certain conditions. Often, it’s very difficult to remove mold from a house; generally, you need a mold remediation expert to do so. Here’s why:

  • Mold can hide in difficult-to-access places 
  • Mold can be very pervasive
  • Not all products are effective at removing mold; some only temporarily hold it at bay

What Products Can Eliminate Mold?

Some products can eliminate mold, but they may pose inhalation hazards (and other hazards) for the people who use them. You should only work with a mold removal expert if you want to completely eradicate mold from your home. 

If you find a small spot of mold on a non-porous surface, these products may eliminate it:

  • Chlorine bleach
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Filtered white vinegar
  • Baking soda and borax

Each of these products can help eradicate small patches of mold, but you must use caution with each of them. For example, bleach releases dangerous fumes – and you should never combine it with other chemicals, such as ammonia.

Related: Places in your home where mold can secretly thrive

The Best Way to Remove Mold

The best – and safest – way to permanently remove mold growths from your home is to work with a mold expert. Your expert will identify the source of the mold and treat it there. It’s important to remember that mold spores are floating through the air everywhere – so you can never completely eradicate mold, but you can prevent it from taking hold and thriving in your space.

Related: What causes mold in a basement?https://exactrecon.com/what-causes-mold-in-a-basement/

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