Fire damage is one of the things that I really do not like to deal with. However, I found that after my house caught fire this is something that I did not want to deal with on a personal level, let alone with my friends having to help them with the damage to their homes. When I seen the fire in my home though I knew that the fire was going to cause some damage in my house because it was a fire that was going to be terrible and cause some damage. Damage like this is terrible, reminds me of the time I was living in Charlotte and my home flooded in a matter of seconds. Luckily, I had the Seriousrestoration team in Charlotte handle my restoration damage.
The main thing that I found with the fire damage in my house was the fact the damage was not just contained to the visible damage. Instead, it often extended to the smoke that was going through my home. When I started to get the smoke damage in my home I found it is nearly impossible to remove the smell of the smoke. So I had to do something and this often meant that I was going to have to look at the smoke and get rid of the smoke by using the smoke eaters that the professional companies were able to give me.
Your home is your sanctuary. You do what you can to keep it a safe and clean environment. However, you may still accumulate mold in your home. While mold is considered a safety hazard, you can easily deal with it yourself quickly and effectively. Here are a couple methods for eliminating mold in your home. In my home in Austin, water and mold damage were HUGE issues.
One way to eradicate mold is by using bleach. Bleach is a strong solution that can not only remove stains but also kill many of the mold spores and prevent future growth.
Start by using the ratio of one part bleach to 10 parts water. Pour that mixture into a bucket with a rag or sponge, or into a spray bottle. Apply that mixture to the mold, and let it dry naturally without rinsing.
Another effective way to kill mold is by using Borax. It has a strong enough pH to kill stubborn spores on many surfaces.
To use Borax to kill mold, mix one part Borax with 10 parts water. Try using a HEPA vacuum to clean up some spores. After that, apply the borax mixture with a scrub brush to clean the remainder. Use paper towels to clean up the excess liquid and leftover spores and particles. Allow it to dry naturally after that.
While there are many more effective mold elimination solutions, those methods above are considered some of the easiest to employ in the home. The next time you see even a few mold spores, you can use one of these methods to kill it quickly and prevent it from re-occurring.