Jul 201414

Mold-Fighting Tips from DIY Expert Steve Maxwell

By: Concrobium Mold Experts

DIY Expert Steve Maxwell has been a passionate champion of Concrobium Mold Solutions for years.  In a recent article he gives readers several important tips on how to deal with mold inside their homes.  The first paragraph of the piece is so important it’s worth quoting in its entirety:

Most Canadians have just enough knowledge about mould to foster a nagging sense that it’s dangerous, yet not enough knowledge to understand that there’s no need to fear it if you’re prepared.

One of the first things they teach you in mold school is to respect mold but not to fear it.  Having mold in your home isn’t the end of the world.  Don’t panic and you can take steps to eliminate mold and prevent it from coming back.

Steve is bang-on when he says rule #1 in the fight against mold is treating the source of the moisture.

Of the factors needed for mould growth — temperature, food source and moisture — the last is the only one you have much control over. That’s why lowering moisture levels is always the first step when killing mould, but that’s not enough on its own.

In order to get rid of mold and prevent it from coming back, Steve says there’s no better product on the market than Concrobium Mold Control.  He loves the fact that it’s non-toxic, odourless and contains no bleach.  He warns against using bleach to try and treat mold problems, saying:

Besides being irritating to people, bleach smells strong enough that most registered bleach-based mould control products recommend you wear a respirator when using them.

Lab studies also show that bleach offers no residual mould control and isn’t always able to reliably penetrate porous surfaces like wood, concrete and drywall to kill mould roots.

Steve prefers to use Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser to tackle tough, embedded stains outdoors since it restores the look of surfaces without bleaching them out.  you can watch him tackle a moldy deck in this video:

Steve closes with some sage advice to anyone who comes across mold in their home and wants to treat the situation themselves:

Dry things out, kill mould and spores, then remove the stains. Keep these simple ideas in mind and you’ve got no reason to fear mould anymore, no matter where it shows up at your place.

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