If there are areas of your home which have been infected by black mold, then you can clean them yourself. Very large areas may require professional advice and removal. When cleaning your home of black mold yourself, be careful and be aware of the problems you may face. Be sure to wear good protective clothing and a mask. You should not only remove visible mold, but also try finding mold growing in hidden corners and dark places. Also, deal with the conditions that caused toxic black mold to grow in the first place.
The first step is to find out why and how black mold is growing. Areas that have moisture will allow such mold to grow, so look for leaks in your roof, kitchen, bathroom and piping systems. You must also check the humidity level of your room, and ensure it is below 50 percent. This can be checked with a hygrometer; and do not forget to check your basement and attic. If you find that humidity is above this amount then you will need to deal with this situation with dehumidifiers. You must ensure your bathroom and the basement have good ventilation.
Having completed this process, you can move on to remove such mold. Each room must be treated separately, and, close off the room well before starting. Thoroughly clean the affected areas with soap and a chemical cleaning solution, and then disinfect it. After you have cleaned the areas thoroughly, you must then dry it.
It is highly important that you get rid of any and all contaminated material, once you are through with the cleaning process. Place contaminated material in high quality and reliable plastic bags, and seal them well. Avoid lugging the infected material through other rooms of your house; in fact use a window to place the bags directly outside.
It is extremely important that you prevent black mold from growing again. You must take a regular tour of your house to detect areas where black mold is growing. You must immediately treat that particular area before it gets out of control. You must regularly inspect the roof for leakages, and make sure the chimney is undamaged as it can be a major source of leaks from the roof. You can create safe environment for your family by taking such small steps.
You can effectively deal with small areas of such mold infestation, if you carefully follow the above guidelines. If you have very large areas, then is it recommended that you seek professional help.