Advice from Your Local Restoration Company
Bleach is perhaps one of the most commonly used laundry and cleaning products. It is an effective cleaning agent to remove stains, mold and mildew. However, because of its caustic nature, you need to exercise caution when using it.
When exposed, bleach gives out toxic fumes that can affect you and your children’s health. Take adequate precautions when you’re using it for mold removal. Mold itself is toxic so the danger is amplified when you use bleach to kill mold.
Safety Measures When Using Bleach to Kill Mold
- Personal Protection –Bleach is a chemical, and not a natural product. Its caustic vapours can cause nausea and sear your nostrils and throat. Mold is toxic and its spores, which fly around when disturbed, can cause respiratory problems. Practice caution by wearing protective gear such as a mask, gloves and safety glasses. Use bleach in a well-ventilated area with open windows.
- Keep Children Away –If you are using bleach to sanitize your home and remove mold, keep children and pets out of the home until you are done. Have the telephone number of the poison control center around your Florida home handy to deal with emergencies.
- Do Not Mix with Other Agents –However tempting it might be to combine two or three cleaning products to get the best cleaning results, please resist from doing so. Bleach can release dangerous fumes when mixed with other cleaning products that can be fatal.
- Safe Disposal – Pour diluted bleach into the drain for disposal. To make sure that it does not damage the drains, simply keep the tap running while pouring.
Bleach is great for your DIY mold cleaning projects. However, if your home has developed cracks in pipes or walls, or has extensive mold infestation, call in a professional for best results.