Tips To Help You About Asbestos Removal
If you own your own home, or have rental properties, mold removal should be on the top of your list of concerns. Few things are less inviting than a house with a musty basement smell. Not only is it uninviting, but it is also unhealthy.
Many times the worker can use an existing door and just attach the poly door to it. A time saver is to make a poly door that is reusable. First, cut a piece to fit over a standard size door. The measurement of the poly should be 38″ X 84″. Cut the upside greencove springs down T and covering dust flap. Now, apply duct tape around the perimeter and fold over the edges making a “picture frame” around the edge. Duct tape the flap over the “T”. The masking tape to attach the poly to the casings can be removed and applied over and over without tearing the poly. At the end of the job, just roll it up for the next project. The reusable door should be able to be installed in 2 or 3 minutes vs. taking 10 to 15 minutes to make a new one every time.
The most common areas that are conducive to black mold growth are bathrooms, basements and crawl spaces. These areas normally have higher moisture levels then the rest of the house creating an ideal environment for mold growth. It will grow just about anywhere there is enough moisture including tile and cement but is most often found in more porous materials such as drywall, carpet, wood and ceiling tiles, etc.
You can use different types of removers that are available in the market. Some home remedies can also be tried for the removal of toxic Molds. If you will buy commercial products, they would most probably be expensive, so it is always better to save money as well as minimize the risk by trying home remedies.
The first step to removal is to wet the ceiling using a sprayer to soften the popcorn texturing. Do not wet the whole ceiling at once, as you will be working smaller areas at a time. Do not use too much water, as this risks getting the drywall underneath wet, which may risk the integrity of the structure.
If you prefer, you can also use bleach. Just combine your favorite bleach in equal parts with water and put it in a spray bottle, just the same as you would the vinegar. Spray it right on the affected spots for effective attic mold removal. If it returns, simply repeat the process. Check the areas once every couple of months to make sure it isn’t growing back.
Sometimes there are other types of repairs that you need to make to the ceiling drywall rather than a crack. For example, if screws or nails are exposed, you can reset them and then fill the divot with drywall compound. If the wall has a gouge or hole that is too large to fill, then you can cut out a section of the wall and replace it with a new section using drywall tape. Then continue to lay a couple of thin layers of drywall compound on the tape making sure that each layer dries and is sanded before continuing. Remember that it is much better to add several think layers of compound rather than a single thick one. After the last layer of drywall compound has been applied, is dried and sanded, you can proceed to add texture and paint as indicated.