“You have mold” are some of the most dreaded words that any homeowner can hear. Mold is not only terrible for your home but incredibly dangerous for your health. The New York Times describes just how scary mold can be if it is growing in your home, “MOLD can cause health problems that range from itching eyes, sneezing and coughing to serious allergic reactions, asthma attacks and even permanent lung damage. And what many people do not know is that mold could be growing in their homes right now… The cost of such a cleanup can range from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.” While there are certainly some old infestations that require the assistance of a professional to properly clean and eradicate the mold, when caught early, many homeowners can clean the mold with one powerful tool – a steam cleaner.
If you have invested in a steam cleaner for your home cleaning needs then you already have a powerful tool at your disposal. If not, now is the time to do so! A high quality, commercial-grade steam cleaner (such as a Vapamore product) can heat water to such a high degree that the steam produced is capable of killing up to 99% of bacteria. That high-powered steam cleaner can clean floors, bathrooms, upholstery, kitchens, counters, showers and it can completely clean and eradicate mold in your home. Major mold removal can cost a lot of money but if mold is caught early enough, you can stop its growth in its tracks. It may seem like a bad idea to add more moisture to an area that already has mold growing but steam cleaners use a minimal amount of moisture and with the right attachments it is completely safe. Harsh chemicals are often not effective and just pose additional risk to your health and well-being. AchooAllergy points out that steam really is the ideal mold cleaning method, “The inherent problem with using bleach is that bleach most often does NOT kill mold. It does have however do a fantastic job of bleaching mold white so that it blends right in with your grout and caulk. Just because it has a new color doesn’t mean it’s still not there growing. Steam cleaners can actually kill mold. The high temperatures kill mold while the bristles of brush attachments can help remove it from cracks and hard to reach places. And because steam actually penetrates the pores of the surface you are cleaning, it cleans deep to kill and remove mold, instead of just bleaching it invisible.” Invest in a Vapamore steam cleaner to tackle all of your cleaning needs and to completely eradicate mold growth.