The Best Ways To Remove Household Mold

Michael Rubino

August 23

There's a right way and a lot of wrong ways to deal with microbial growth. Knowing how to handle mold growth quickly and correctly will ensure your home remains a healthy environment AND give you peace of mind that your air quality is safe. 

The sad fact is that the best way to prevent household mold problems is to never let them start in the first place. This is because household mold is notoriously difficult to remove completely — even if you manage to remove all visible mold, microscopic mold spores and roots can still remain and continue to cause problems. "You can't just slap a cosmetic band-aid on an indoor contamination issue," explained mold remediation specialist Michael Rubino. "The growth will grow back or toxic particles will continue to exist in the space."

And this can be bad news for your family's health. "[The] immune system will work to continually get rid of [airborne mold spores], but it can get overwhelmed and/or malfunction, leading to health issues," Rubino said. He added that while some people may be relatively unaffected by mold, others can suffer serious chronic ailments, including allergies, hormone and fertility issues, and flair-ups of pre-existing immune disorders. This means if you do encounter small amounts of household mold in your home, it's critical you remove it quickly — and completely. (If you discover a bigger mold problem, it's best to call a professional mold remediator.) In an exclusive interview with Health Digest, Michael Rubino shared his best tips for removing mold from your home.

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