When you’re buying or selling a home, any multitude of questions will need to be answered. Some are good, and others…well, they can make or break a sale.

One such question relates to an incredibly common pesky problem faced by as many as 70 percent of homeowners, according to research released by Harvard University.

Whether you live in a modest single-family home or in a three-story mansion with a view, chances are you have attic space somewhere within your home. And that attic is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, if it’s not properly ventilated.

Research shows roof ventilation products help significantly reduce attic temperatures. But sometimes, even our best efforts can’t prevent the inevitable.

There is mold in your attic, now what?

Fortunately, this mold diagnosis doesn’t retain its doomsday status quite as well as it used to, thanks to mold removal and remediation products safe to use in any attic space.

Attic or otherwise, any mold removal process should be done with care, following these simple steps:

1. Identify the mold

Mold is everywhere, growing from microscopic spores that become airborne. While there are hundreds of kinds of mold, most fall into one of a few main categories. Knowing the type of mold will help properly identify what products to use for mold removal.

2. Proceed with caution

Best practice when conducting mold removal in your home is to take great care throughout the process. It’s a good idea to wear old clothes and shoes with a respirator and ventilate the working area with a fan of some kind. Close or cover ducts and turn off any heating, ventilation or cooling systems to prevent spreading the mold through the air.

3. Clean with the best products.

This is a job no one wants to do more than once. That’s why it’s so important to use only the most effective products on the market the first time, to avoid having further issues in the future. RMR Canada is the home of RMR–86, a scientifically formulated mold removal product line.

  1. RMR-86 Mold Stain Remover is one of the most up-to-date ways to save time and labor using a technique that allows you to do more in less time. The mold and mildew stains disappear within 15 seconds of spraying the scientifically engineered solution, which is a powerful bleach-based patent pending formula.
  2. RMR Botanical Cleaner & Treatment is a superior multi-surface cleaner that penetrates into porous substrates like wood, concrete, drywall, fiberglass, fabric, and vinyl. Made with plant-based ingredients that stop odor causing bacteria, RMR Botanical can be used on almost any surface with no rinsing or wiping required.
  3. RMR Odor-X Extreme Odor Eliminator gets rid of the toughest odors quickly, safely, and effectively without the use of masking agents or fragrance. The environmentally-friendly, non-corrosive, non-flammable, biodegradable, and scent-free substance is best used in areas that produce odors throughout the home, office, car, or boat.

4. Proceed with Prevention

The final step in the mold removal process is one of the most important. Making sure areas are well ventilated is a good place to start, and regular cleaning throughout the area in question is always encouraged.

Mold is such a common occurrence in homes and offices alike, and is even more common in attics.

Fortunately, there is good news for anyone who encounters it: mold removal products are a safe, effective solution.

July 14th, 2017

Posted In: Mold Removal

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