When there is nothing better to talk about, talk about mold

I wanted to know if there was any way that I would be able to control the toxic mild in my clients’ home, so I did some research. What I discovered is that it is possible to take some precautionary measures to ensure that conditions that were once hospitable for mold growth do not become hospitable in the first place.
I found that the experts suggest that there are some very simple measures to help caretakers do away with mold and the health hazards that they pose:
• Begin cleaning any mold you discover with bleach water. It is a good idea to mix one cup of bleach with a gallon of water. You can use a spray bottle to apply the concoction, but in order to protect yourself, make certain to wear gloves, a mold respirator and goggles to keep the bleach away from your eyes.
• Moisture helps mold to grow. In order to keep any mold, especially toxic black mold to a minimum is to check the humidity levels of your clients’ home.
• Obtain a dehumidifier – even if you have to borrow one until your clients are able to afford one.
• Eliminate water leakage, leaky pipes, condensation. If they have this, see if there is someone that can help to fix the issues.
• Clean air conditioners, HVAC systems and get someone in to clean the air/ventilation ducts. Mold has a tendency to form in these systems. If they are not paid attention to, they can become serious breeding grounds for black mold. These systems can become very dangerous!
• As one can suspect, bathrooms pose a serious problem where mold is concerned. Every surface in a bathroom is exposed to mold due to the moisture that forms in bathrooms. Tiles need to be cleaned, shower curtains need to be cleaned, perhaps bleached. Appliances in the bathroom need to be regularly cleaned and sanitized.
• Clean and dry ventilation fans.
• In order to keep the airborne particles of mold spores at bay, it is a good idea to acquire for your clients an air purifier to use to tackle mold infestations already inside their homes.
• In the end, you may want to resort to some paints/anti-mold products that are available in the marketplace. The products can help to resist moisture to a certain extent and can even help to prevent mold from developing. In this case, you may want to hire professional help!
If you even begin to do any one of these things, you are once again proving to your clients that With Age Comes Respect. Know that you may not be able to prevent all molds from entering the home, but with precautions, you can prevent it from spreading. Trying is the best part; succeeding is keeping your clients from getting sick!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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