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How to Deal with Mold under Hardwood Flooring?

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How to Deal with Mold under Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood floor not only looks beautiful, but also durable. However, if the oak hardwood floor is installed in a humid environment, it is easy to breed some mold at the bottom. If you have mold under the solid hardwood floor, it will not only affect the service life of the hardwood floor, but also affect the health of you and your family.

Mold can grow in the environment with water and organic matter, such as food, wood flooring, etc. If you accidentally drop bread crumbs on the painted hardwood floor, or you walk on the hardwood floor after you have just taken a bath, it will increase the chances of mold breeding under the hardwood floor. If you find that the color of your hardwood floor suddenly darkens or turns black, it means that mold is growing under the hardwood floor. Unless you use professional methods to kill and remove mold in time, mold will continue to grow under the hardwood floor and gradually affect all hardwood floors.

Here are some tips for dealing with mold under laminate hardwood floors. These tips can help you inhibit mold growth and eliminate mild to moderate mold.

Open the Windows

If the room ventilation is not good, it is easy to cause the environment to become humid. Therefore, opening the windows of the room to improve ventilation can effectively reduce the humidity in the room and inhibit the growth of mold. However, if the outdoor air is still very humid, then you need to use a dehumidifier to remove the moisture in the indoor air, so as to inhibit the growth of mold.

Clean the Floor

If you have mold under your engineered hardwood floor, you need to remove it in time. Before cleaning, you need to wear a mask and rubber gloves to protect you. Then you can mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the moldy maple hardwood floor, then quickly wipe the floor with a tissue. Once some mold has been wiped off, you need to repeat the above steps to remove more mold. After cleaning, it is necessary to keep the floor as dry as possible. You can use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum out all the dirt in this area.

Professional Service

The above methods can be used to remove mild to moderate mold from premium hardwood floor. However, if you do not find mold on the hardwood floor in time, resulting in mold has grown too much and penetrated the non slip hardwood floor, then the above methods may not be able to completely remove mold. If the mold is not completely removed, it will breed quickly, thus continuing to destroy hardwood floors and endanger the health of you and your family. You can use above methods to prevent mold from affecting more hardwood floors, but not completely removing them.

Therefore, when you find that the mold problem on the vintage hardwood floor is already very serious, you need professional mold removal personnel to help you remove mold.

Reference

orange-restoration, Dealing with Mold Under Your Hardwood Floor


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