Traditional methods of eliminating mold usually take about seven days, depending on the extent and severity of the problem. However, this does not mean that you will return to normal life within a week. You can never completely get rid of mold from the house; there will always be a small amount of mold spores inside the house and they are a natural and useful part of our world. However, if the water or humidity inside the house is not controlled and mold begins to colonize, this can pose a serious health risk.
Mold remediation can quickly and safely eliminate a mold infestation from your home or office. Depending on the magnitude of the problem, mold removal can take between one and seven days (or longer) to eliminate the main sources of mold from your home. This mold looks slimy and black or dark green and is commonly found on organic materials such as wood, hay and cardboard. It is also known as “toxic mold” because it releases mycotoxins that can cause a number of medical problems, such as difficulty breathing, sinusitis, fatigue, headache, burning sensation in the respiratory tract, persistent cough, nosebleeds, fever and even depression.
Removing black mold is essential when found and should be done as quickly as possible, often by professionals. You should immediately pay attention to any signs of mold, assess the situation, and decide what steps to take quickly to inspect and eliminate or remedy the mold. Removing mold in the home is different on a case-by-case basis, but you should know that you can do it yourself or have an expert come in. Basement mold can be persistent, given the nature of basements: they tend to be much more humid than levels above ground and generally have poor ventilation and poor airflow, a combination that can cause mold to grow.
Make sure you hire the right company for your mold removal problem and ask for a schedule in the agreement so they can hold them accountable. The removal of mold, as you can see, can take between 2 and 3 days, so you should ensure that you have the right equipment and materials to be efficient and, above all, very thorough. If that still doesn't work, you can use a specially formulated mold remover and mix it with your bleach solution. If the carpet in the basement has become moldy, sweep (with a mask on) to loosen the mold and let it dry in the sun if you can move it, or use high-powered fans to remove moisture if it's stuck to the floor.
While detecting mold can make you question your cleaning rules, remember that the presence of mold spores is inevitable anywhere with the possibility of moisture, and that, of course, can occur in rooms of the house that are used daily, such as the kitchen and bathroom, as well as in areas that you rarely visit, such as the basement and attic. To remove mold from the basement, scrub the walls with a large brush and keep in mind that porous surfaces, such as ceiling tiles or drywall, may need to be removed and replaced if they become moldy. First rinse the coating, spray on a non-toxic mold remover, let it sit while the mold begins to dissolve, and then rinse it off. Because mold can live deep in the pores of wood, you may need to sand it a lot to get rid of it completely.