Monday, 23 October 2017

How to remove mold and mildew from your roof

Written by Posted On Monday, 10 July 2017 12:23

Mold and mildew are something that is undesirable for everyone at any place. They are considered as the signs of dirt and especially if they are found in your home, they can make you feel in confident and uncomfortable in front of other people. Also, it causes your home and roofs to get severely affected by mold and mildew. They are caused due to moisture and dampness in the roof and can be a reason for leaving a foul smell in your home. They can even leave permanent stains on your roof which appear even after you paint your roof again.

Following are some ways in which you can remove the mold and mildew from your roofs:

Prepare yourself before cleaning your roof:

It is necessary to prepare yourself for cleaning your roof. It needs your to be dressed in rough clothes and keep your hands, arms and complete body covered to avoid any fungal infections. It is advised to wear safety glasses to keep your eyes safe as well. Using some anti-allergic cream for your skin would be a plus. After taking preventive measures for yourself, take a ladder that would make you reach on the rooftop to clean it. Make sure to wear plastic shoes that would not slip off the ladder. Keep the duster and other cleaning materials near to help you clean the roof quickly.

Scrub away the mold keeping the roof dry:

Maintaining the roof as it is, scrubs away the mold by rubbing the scrub over the ceiling until it powders away all the mold and mildew. Sometimes it becomes difficult to remove the mold using scrubs and thus we need to use brushes instead of scrub for this purpose. Scrubbing away the mold helps you remove it along with its roots.

Apply bleach spray after removing mold:

After scrubbing off the mold, it is not always necessary that the roots of mold are removed. Rather they are too small to be observed with a naked eye and can only be seen under a microscope. Applying bleach spray over the surface of the roof does not allow the mold and mildew grow again earlier. Because mold is such a thing which grows faster after being removed if preventive measures are not taken correctly.

Re-painting your roof is a satisfactory solution:

After spraying the bleaching spray all over the roof surface, it is advised to repaint your ceiling or the infected area to ensure proper cleaning. Painting your roof again also removes bad odor as well as fungal marks from the ceiling which make your roof look yellow and sometimes green as well.

Use sprays to prevent mold and mildew from coming back again:

Different sprays and solutions are available in the market which allows you to apply them over the infected area of the roof, even on the layer of paint to avoid the mold grow again and affect your roof again. It is observed that after the removal of mold, it becomes visible again within days after cleaning. This happens when appropriate preventive measures are not being taken after cleaning the mold.

This article would be helpful for people who are worried about the growing mold on their roofs and do not have an idea of how to clean it and prevent it from growing again. If your roof is damaged and beyond repair then in that case you really need to contact professional Roofing contractors in Northville Michigan for a professional advice.

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