Mold isn’t simply just an eyesore. In fact, it can cause allergies and other respiratory complications. With that being said, the window casing is a common spot for mold to form. Here’s how you can remove and prevent mold growth on your window casings.
Use Proper Protective Equipment
Even if you’re using mild cleaning products, you should always use the proper protective equipment when cleaning mold. When you’re cleaning your window casings, be sure to wear gloves and safety goggles. You should also protect the areas near your windows by placing cloths, tarpaulins or plastic sheets on the floor so that your cleaning solution won’t spread. Don’t forget to protect your carpet as well when handling bleach. Lastly, don’t forget to thoroughly clean off any window solutions used.
Use a Mild Cleaning Solution
Thankfully, mold growth doesn’t require any special tools or equipment to remove due to the absence of roots. However, you’ll come into contact with the spores when cleaning them. Your home window replacement expert recommends using a mild solution in a spray bottle to prevent spores from spreading. A mild solution can be easily prepared by using a few drops of dish detergent along with warm water. You can then clean off the areas affected by mold with a damp paper towel. If mold is still present, you can use a plastic scraper to remove the residue.
Prevent Mold From Returning
You can use a mild bleach solution that can be easily made at home. All you need to do is mix half a cup of bleach along with a gallon of water to remove the remaining mold spores. Leave it on the window casing for around 15 minutes, and then wipe it off with a paper towel and dispose of it immediately. Just be careful when handling bleach since it can damage your carpeting. Finally, rinse your window casing with tap water, and let it dry before closing it again.
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