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How Should I Clean Mold From Walls
Several steps:  protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing.  prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from?  removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal.  disinfect. More info found here: http://www.Ag.Ndsu.Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more
1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more
My clean bed sheets were damp but mostly dry when I put them on my bed. Could this cause mold? Are there any health concerns?
Ans: You should have your sheets completely dry before you put them on the bed ...Read more
What will mold in my house do to me? What are the health effects of black mold in the house? I have some black mold in my home, which i can't seem to eradicate completely with any level of cleaning.
Respiratory probs: Generaly mold causes respiratory problems, such as runny and congested nose and sometimes asthma. Some individuals also develop sinus disease. Not all black mold is stachybotris, the dangerous mold. Apply bleach to all mold you see and keep the area dry. Mold thrives on humidity, get an dehumidifier and turn it on all the time to dry up the area that grows mold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good shower: The toxic effects from molds are often over-exaggerated . A good shower will often take care of it in your situation if that was just a single exposure in an office or home. ...Read more
Not much different: Mildew is mold or fungus on moist surfaces. Black mold simply refers to those fungi that have dark pigment. There are literally thousands of mold. The scare over "black mold" is not scientifically proven and while it is good to clean up mold in the home, do not lose sleep over the color. ...Read more
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