When everyone in your home is mold sensitive, like in our home, you quickly develop some effective DIY mold remediation steps for when someone brings something moldy into the home. We have also had instances when there was a suspected item or piece of furniture that seemed to be causing reactions. I ALWAYS remove and see if I can treat the item first, but I still have to fully remediate the room where it was placed, so that I can be sure the spores don’t spread further, or, worse yet, get into our HVAC system and go all over our home. For this purpose, I have created what I have termed my 10 DIY Mold Remediation Steps that I want to share with you today.
I also thought this holiday weekend would be a great time to post this, because many of you will be having house guests or might be staying in a hotel or with family or friends. Anytime others are coming into our homes and bringing their things or themselves and their clothing, or we have slept outside of our homes in a different environment and are returning home, the risk of contamination is there. This may sound extreme, but I assure you, it is VERY real and VERY serious when you are talking about mold with the mold-sensitive or immunocompromised.
You may ask, “How much can one mold-contaminated item actually affect my health?”
A LOT. If you need proof, I have a little story to share: