Cleaning Mold in your Home

Cleaning Mold in your Home

When cleaning mold in your household, there are a couple of steps you should follow. Begin by wearing a face mask or a respirator that is rated for protection against black mold spores, and ensure that your arms, legs and hands are covered to prevent any contact with mold spores. Employ the use of a sponge and soap to eliminate visible mold. If the area with mold is dry, spray it lightly with water to lessen the likelihood of mold spores becoming airborne during the cleaning process.

What is mold?

The common name for the more than 100,000 species of fungi that can cause the disintegration of organic matter. Mold flourishes in damp environments, but can grown on virtually any household surface (including drywall, insulation, paint, fabric, carpet, and any household dirt), as long as moisture is present. Here at Maidsway Cleaning Services we are professionally trained in cleaning mold.

Cleaning mold in your home


It commonly appears when there is excessive humidity, water damage, condensation, water infiltration, or leaky plumbing. Besides being an eyesore, mold is destructive and can produce allergens.

Ailments include a runny nose, a cough, congestion, as well as asthma in people with weak immune systems, hay fever, or allergies.

As mold consumes its food, it produces gases that leak into the air known as volatile organic compounds. These are called VOC’s. They give off a musty odor and can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat. Mold spores become airborne whenever moldy surfaces are disturbed and are then accidentally inhaled.

One of the plus sides is you can see mold and sometimes smell mold when you see it forming. If you have professional cleaners come to clean your home they will notice the mold.

Certain uncommon molds, such as black mold, produce mycotoxins-chemicals that, in large quantities and rare cases, can provoke severe reactions. People who have allergies and can be dangerous for people with respiratory problems and infants with developing lungs. All molds should be treated in the same manner in terms of prevention and removal.

If you do suffer from allergies make sure to regularly clean your home. If you are too busy you can hire a maid service to come clean for you.  As long as you do this you should not have a mold problem.