So, you noticed mold growing on the walls or ceiling of your house. You should look at the mold closely to make sure it is truly mold, and then remove it ASAP if you really do have some mold lurking.
Mold can grow anywhere in your house that has too much moisture, and if you leave it unchecked, mold can grow uncontrollably and damage the structural integrity of your house. Mold can also be detrimental to your overall health. Some people are more sensitive to mold than others, but mold can make any person feel sick. So, removing it is critical.
At this point, you know ignoring the mold in your home means paying the price later, whether that be in medical bills or home improvement costs! You need to scrub the mold with cleaning products until it looks like it isn’t there now, and then take additional steps to be sure your home is protected. We recommend using an air purifier as it is the most effective way you can remove and combat mold at home.
But before we tell you all about how an air purifier can help you control mold growth, let’s discuss how mold actually spreads in the home.
How Mold Spreads in the Home
Mold grows in damp, moist environments. It’s not uncommon to find it in places like your shower, toilet, basement, ceiling, under carpets, and other areas that are prone to condensation and moisture. But what you need to really look out for is areas surrounding a leak in your roof, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding— mold runs rampant where true flooding or substantial leaking has occurred.
Mold spreads through the release of spores. These spores stick to moist surfaces and start growing and spreading. So, if you already have mold growth in your house, your home will have mold spores floating around.
Removing mold in the affected area with bleach won’t stop these mold spores from floating. All the scrubbing in the world won’t eliminate them! The mold spores are still lingering around, ready to start growing and spreading once again.
Indoor air can also get mold spores from the outside which increases your risk of mold growth tremendously. So, gardeners, take note here!
How Can an Air Purifier Help You Reduce Mold Growth?
Now that you understand how mold spores circulate through the indoor air, let’s break down how an air purifier can remove and combat mold.
Advanced air purifiers have HEPA filters. The best HEPA filters are H13 True HEPA filters as they can remove 99.9% of particles from the indoor air, including mold spores. Here’s how you can use them to trap and remove mold spores.
If you found mold growing in your house, you need to remove it using a bleach solution. Once removed, place the air purifier in the room that has the mold. Run it continuously on the highest setting and it will remove the mold spores floating in the air.
Do not give up on using the air purifier and replacing its filters when everything seems better, as the mold spores are probably still be lingering.
If you don’t have any mold growth, we still recommend you get an air purifier! An advanced, tried and true air purifier will greatly reduce the chances of new mold growth. It will clean any spores polluting the indoor air before mold starts to rear its ugly head.
How Can You be Sure the Air Purifier is Removing Mold?
If you have finished installing your air purifier, there are a few things you should look out for to ensure your air purifier is removing the mold you are trying to combat.
Reduction in Musty Smells: Mold usually creates a musty odor in the house. After installing an air purifier, the musty odor should subside in a few days.
Check If Mold Has Come Back: If you have installed the right air purifier and you are changing its HEPA filter as needed, the mold should not come back! So, if you have removed the mold from its source and kept yor air purifier running continuously and it still comes back, you might want to consider a few things— the air purifier could be broken or ineffective, the filter could need a change, or the air purifier might not be large enough to cover the total space of the room that has the mold.
Air Quality Monitors: You can buy indoor air quality monitors to test the IAQ of your space. Some of these devices can even detect the concentration of mold spores! If you are using an effective air purifier, the number on the monitor should always be low. Keep in mind that an exemplary IAQ level is 0 and the worst IAQ level is 150. So, you want to get as close to that 0 as possible.
Mold in your home is not something you should ever ignore. When you need to take action, there are only 2 steps you need to take— scrub the mold with bleach and install air purifiers. The bleach will kill the mold, and the air purifiers will remove the mold spores that are still floating in the air around you.
At Medify Air, we want you to be able to say goodbye to mold once and for all! That is why we offer a wide range of air purifiers with H13 True HEPA filters. All of our air purifiers offer additional advanced filtration features, so give our site a thorough browse or contact our expert staff to determine which air purifier is perfect for you.
If you have mold growing in your home, take action today! You need a Medify Air purifier that can cover the total area of your space, and we have a wide variety you can choose from now on our website.