Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

4 Things You Should Know About Cleaning Up Mold


If you have mold in your home, you need to be careful about how you clean it up. You don't want to spread the mold further into your home and create a bigger problem. Cleaning mold isn't the same as cleaning up any old mess. It is something that you need to treat with care.

#1 Contain the Area

The first thing you want to do is contain the area. Mold spores are tiny and can easily spread. To contain the area, you are going to want to cover up all windows, doorways, and other openings in the room with heavy plastic. You want to cover up all areas where air can escape. Covering up all areas where air can escape will help ensure that the mold spores do not spread to other areas of your home. This may feel a little extreme, but it is a good way to ensure that the mold stays contained, as mold can be hard to eradicate once it takes root in your home.

#2 Spray Down the Area

Before you start cleaning, take a spray bottle and mist down the area that you will be cleaning. Spray the whole area with a light layer of water. The water will help settle any dust, which more than likely contains mold spores. Keeping dust from moving around will help you contain the mold.

#3 Get Rid of All Infected Material

Now it is time to get rid of all infected material. Remove all material that is visibly infected with the mold. If the mold is caused by a water leak, get rid of all the material that is wet; all that material is a potential home for the mold.

You should also get rid of any porous material that is near the infected material. Mold spores can easily soak into the porous material, and just because there is not visible mold doesn't mean that it's not there.

#4 Bag Up All Infected Material

Don't carry the infected material through your home. Double bag it all up.  Put the infected material inside of a bag, and then bag it again. Get rid of all cleaning supplies you used to clean up the mold as well. You don't want to reuse any supplies or items you used to clean up the mold.

Once you remove the infected area, clean it up with a detergent solution. After you clean it up, vacuum the area and then get rid of the dirt from the vacuum. This will help ensure that all mold spores are gone.

Once you have everything cleaned up, have a professional come back and test to make sure that all the mold is really gone. For more information, reach out to professionals like Puroclean Certified Restoration Specialist.


27 January 2019