In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor explain how to clean up mold.
Steps for cleaning up mold:
1 When mold is present on drywall and other hard-to-clean surfaces, hire an environmental expert to replace the moldy areas.
2 If mold is found on house framing, use a vacuum fitted with a HEPA filter to remove the excessive gross mold.
3 Sand the wood smooth, then apply a biocide to kill mold spores.
4 Encapsulate the mold with mold inhibitor.
5 Contact industrial hygienist to evaluate the mold problem.
6 To prevent future mold growth, repair leaky pipes and roof, and other moisture-emitting trouble spots.
7 Increase home ventilation to exhaust moisture caused cooking, washing and showering.