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Spring Cleaning Session – Look For Mold in Every Corner

Published by 911 Restoration Bellevue on March 16, 2022 in category: Uncategorized

Where to look for mold in your spring cleaning? Find out here!The sunny days are back and the famous spring cleaning too! Now the time has come to combat the unpleasantness that the cold and humid season leaves behind. The humidity problems appear very often in winter and are linked to the formation of harmful mold in the house.
The best time to combat it is just before it starts to appear. That’s why experts recommend a thorough check for places where mold is more likely to grow in your spring cleaning. Here are some places you should not forget to look for mold in your spring cleaning session.

Places to Look for Mold in Your Spring Cleaning Session

The Dishwasher

In the heat and humidity of the dishwasher, bacteria feel safe to grow. If you do not remove them, they could pose a danger to your health. To start, remove all detachable parts – the grids, the filter. Then spray the inside of your dishwasher with white vinegar.

Don’t forget to clean the filter as well: food remains may have gotten in there. Replace the items you removed. Then pour a little vinegar into the compartment provided for the washing tablets and run a program leaving your dishwasher empty. Choose the highest possible temperature.

The Joints in Your Bathroom

Many elements need to be cleaned in your bathroom: the bathtub, the sink, the toilet, the floor, etc. However, we often overlook spaces such as joints where mold can grow very quickly. These can then turn black and give a dirty look to the contours of your bathtub or shower.

To clean these spots, you can use tea tree essential oil. This is an effective way to kill bacteria and ward off mold. Coat a cotton swab with the tea tree oil and apply the product generously to the damaged areas. After 30 minutes, the product takes effect, disappearing the mold from the joints and leaving them shiny again.

The Bedroom

Although it is almost scary to think about it, no space is free from the possibility of mold appearing, not even the bedroom. Look for it in the following places in your spring cleaning session.

  • behind furniture in contact with walls shared with the bathroom or outside
  • mattress
  • window sides

The best way to prevent mold in the bedroom is proper ventilation. Normally the humidity in the bedroom comes from condensation on the windows, so opening them once a day and letting them ventilate may be enough. Also, air the bed instead of making it as soon as you get up. It is more hygienic

The Living Room

Although it is not common, mold can appear in any room of your house, including the living room. Check these places for safety:

  • back of sofa
  • mattressplant pots
  • chimney
  • behind furniture in contact with walls shared with the bathroom or outside
  • curtains
  • air conditioning ducts
  • toys

While cleaning and ventilation are important, don’t leave standing water in flower pot saucers and clean baby toys frequently. Kids put toys in their mouths, so don’t forget about them.

The Laundry Room

The last of the humid places in the house is your laundry room. Appliances that use water are the most likely to have mold in any cracks or joints, but we must also control others, such as the dryer. You should look for mold in:

  • washer and dryer gaskets
  • dirty laundry basket

Avoid keeping wet clothes inside the washing machine longer than necessary and, when it is empty, leave the door open so that the moisture can escape. Do not accumulate dirty clothes for too long and, above all, do not throw wet clothes in the basket. Let it air out first or put it directly in the washing machine.

Other Places in the Kitchen

Your kitchen can be an incubator for mold if left unchecked. Any place with a faucet is likely to have the qualities that mold needs to grow: moisture, oxygen and warmth. Besides treating your dishwasher, you must look:

  • under the sink
  • Cloths and scouring padspots
  • In the joints and inside the refrigerator
  • Pantry
  • Microwave oven

Just like you need to ventilate your bedroom, turning on the extractor fan while cooking to keep steam at bay is important. Also, if any faucet or pipe is leaking, have it repaired immediately. Lastly, periodically check your pantry for expired or spoiled food that may be moldy.

These were some of the places you must look for mold in your spring cleaning session. While you can prevent mold from appearing with some simple tips mentioned above, it is always advisable to seek the help of a professional mold removal service, in case mold is developed in your house. A professional will analyze and treat the cause of the humidity problem in your house to permanently remove mold.

So, if you’re facing the issue of mold in your house and looking for a professional mold removal service in Bellevue, contact 911 Restoration of Bellevue. The experts at 911 Restoration of Bellevue are IICRC certified and trained in mold removal from your property. Call (425) 247-3836 or visit their website and get a free visual inspection.

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