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Wood soaks up and retains water, which makes it the perfect material for mold and mildew to spread. It is essential that mold is treated quickly to prevent it from spreading and damaging the structure of the home, as well as to protect any allergy sufferers who live in the home.

The first step in properly remediating mold is to wear the appropriate equipment. A mask is crucial to prevent spores from entering your lungs. In addition, gloves and goggles are recommended. The next step is vacuuming the area of the wood that has been infected by the mold. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is recommended.

A mask is crucial to prevent spores from entering your lungs. In addition, gloves and goggles are recommended.

If the affected wood is painted or stained, a mixture of dishwashing soap and warm water would probably be enough to remove the mold on the wood. Use a scrub brush to scrub the wood. A spray bottle filled with white vinegar can also be used on more stubborn mold affected wood. Spray the affected wood with the vinegar, let absorb for an hour, and remove with a moist, clean towel.

If the affected wood is painted or stained, a mixture of dishwashing soap and warm water would probably be enough to remove the mold on the wood. Use a scrub brush to scrub the wood. A spray bottle filled with white vinegar can also be used on more stubborn mold affected wood. Spray the affected wood with the vinegar, let absorb for an hour, and remove with a moist, clean towel. If the mold has penetrated the wood, a stronger solution of one part detergent, ten parts bleach, and twenty parts warm water should be scrubbed into the wood. The wood should then be allowed to air dry.

The last option if none of the above work is to use an abrasive such as sandpaper to sand the mold away. Once finished, it’s a great idea to refinish the wood to prevent mold from growing again.

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The insulation that you use can also have an effect on the presence of mold in your home. Some insulating materials can cause mold to multiply and spread as humidity rises in the home. Let us determine if the insulation used in your home may be a cause of your mold by signing up for a FREE inspection by completing the form above!

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