Mold damage

The easiest surfaces to repair after a mold infestation are wood, metal, plastic, glass, and ceramic. Mold can be removed from them by scrubbing these surfaces with a solution made of water and bleach and rinsing thoroughly. Applying a solution that contains a borate-based laundry or dishwasher detergent to the surface will help keep the mold from growing back, as long as the solution is left on the surface.

Such materials as clothing, curtains, bed linens, and other fabric can be washed with detergent and hot water. Painted items cannot be simply painted if there is mold on them. The covered mold will continue to grow under the paint and will cause the paint to peel. The best way is to remove it with a detergent and anti-mold sprays, and when the surface has been dried, paint it with mold resistant paint.

Mold damage on items that absorb water but are not washable is quite difficult to repair. These items include beds, sofas, chairs, and other types of furniture. You may try to wash the fabric from the mold, but remember to dry it thoroughly, as the mold may return easily.

If you plan to remove mold from items that are very valuable, such as antique furniture or paintings, you should not risk further damaging the items by attempting the restoration yourself. When the mold is inaccessible or in hidden places, it is advisable to contract a professional cleaning service, not only for safety reasons.

Example of damage caused by mold.

Greate damage caused by mold growth